BenQ G2410HD Widescreen Monitor 24 inch (1080i/1080p)  £129.99 @ Oyyy
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BenQ G2410HD Widescreen Monitor 24 inch (1080i/1080p) £129.99 @ Oyyy

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Found 11th Aug 2009Made hot 11th Aug 2009
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BenQ G2410HD Widescreen Monitor

Is the BenQ G2410HD monitor the right monitor for you?
Full HD 1080p widescreen monitor for less than £135 inc.VAT

True 16:9 aspect ratio panel

1920 x 1080 maximum displayable resolution

Fast 5ms response time improves the look of films, games and PC applications

Huge 40000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio gives fantastic colour and clarity

Easy to set up and use - simply 'plug and play'

True-to-life images without the delayed response

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Original Poster

Warranty info

[url]ftp://80.252.92.142/warranties/display/web_warranty_-_display_uk1.3.pdf[/url]

http://www.oyyy.co.uk/prodimages/highC.jpgPC Pro's extremely prestigious annual awards has given BenQ 'Highly Commended' in the Monitor category. PC Pro are quoted as saying 'Both companies [Samsung & LG] need to watch out for BenQ, though, as it earned the same level of satisfaction from its customers, along with high praise for its image quality'

http://www.oyyy.co.uk/prodimages/G2410HD-01-3%20imageimage.jpg

Just ordered this from dabs yesterday for £145ish

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Paddy_o_furniture;5992897

Just ordered this from dabs yesterday for £145ish



i ordered one yesterday from dabs as well but it was £134.98 , not sure why yours was more expensive.

Its sold out at Dabs now

sorry I bought the 2200hd just looked again totally different monitor

nice find
voted hot

Ordered this from Dabs on Friday, but their free delivery is slow so it won't come until next week

sigh my last post at oyy was voted cold, i guess at this price no one seems to care about the retailer. Op good job on the find.

i would recommend the samsung syncmaster 2493HM if your in the market for a HD monitor around 24"
review: pcpro.co.uk/rev…3hm

Original Poster

LOL but thats about £100 more

Paddy_o_furniture;5992932

sorry I bought the 2200hd just looked again totally different monitor



T45;5995184

Ordered this from Dabs on Friday, but their free delivery is slow so it … Ordered this from Dabs on Friday, but their free delivery is slow so it won't come until next week



i got the e2200hd - very happy with it. got it off dabs.com - with quidco

got it with free delivery - orderd on tues evening, arrived thurs midday. pretty decent delivery time, considering free delivery lot play.com usually take ages to get goods out.

that said, the postroom at my work only decided to bring it to me 3 1/2 hours later! lol

Eclipse's choice of monitor, though, is a blip on the radar. The BenQ … Eclipse's choice of monitor, though, is a blip on the radar. The BenQ G2410HD monitor comes with a 1,920 x 1,080 native resolution and, while it's technically ideal for Blu-ray movies, quality is lacking. We found that backlight bleed was present on both the top and bottom of the screen, white areas were grainy and colours were dull and lifeless in comparison to the best models from Samsung.



pcpro.co.uk/rev…275

Original Poster

LOL another review gives the opposite

The G2410HD offers good image quality. We were particularly impressed … The G2410HD offers good image quality. We were particularly impressed when viewing fast motion: the G2410HD has a 2ms response time when BenQ's Advanced Motion Accelerator (AMA) feature is activated and we didn't encounter any ghosting while playing games or watching moviesContrast and colour reproduction are good considering the price. Fine, dark details are sometimes lost and the G2410HD slightly over-saturates skin tones, but on the whole performance is above average and our DisplayMate tests revealed few flaws. The rich blacks are also impressive, and text is excellent — the G2410HD's image is sharp and crisp, so text is displayed with no visible aberrations. You'll probably need to bump down the brightness a few notches as it does wash out colour on the default settings

I'd trust PC Pros reviews over any random internet site. You have a source for that review?

Nice! Has DVI too (no mention of that in OP)

built-in speakers ?

this has gone up to £139.99....

Could you use a DVI to HDMI adaptor to use a HDMI source?

Also does this monitor support 1:1 pixel mapping?

twe;5998119

this has gone up to £139.99....



yep the price is £139.99 but their desc still says "Full HD 1080p widescreen monitor for less than £135 inc.VAT"

lol

Original Poster

Thanks ive updated the price

Hi everyone,
First timer posting, but I wanted to thank deanos for posting the deal.:thumbsup:

I never bought a Benq product before, and I always had the impression they were a lower end manufacturer. But the price of the monitor looked OK. I've also never bought from Oyyy before - and frankly I'd never heard of them either.

Anyway, I wanted to report back good things on both of them.

I ordered 2 of these yesterday. No problems with the order, and I checked my confirmation email - it was at 14.34 on Wednesday 12th August. I had taken standard delivery by default - which I was a bit miffed about - I meant to choose the cheapest option. But it was an unfamiliar ordering screen etc.

Anyway, at 18.30 on the same day I get another Oyyy email saying it's been dispatched!

Then at 08.15 today (13th August) they arrived at my door!

I don't know about anyone else, but that seems impressive to me. And it makes me feel OK about paying the extra fiver for standard delivery.

In terms of the monitor quality let me first say that I am not a gamer. One of the monitors is on my work laptop on an RGB cable. The other is on my desktop as the primary monitor of 2 (paired with a 19" Viewsonic VA1912w), and it's connected on DVI.

I use the desktop for general office work and video editing, and it seems great. I tested the HD with an 8GBye mkv version of Prince Caspian and that looked gorgeous.

Both monitors installed without a hitch. The quality seems to be fine, and for the price I have to say I'm dead chuffed. In fact I'm toying with the idea of buying another one to "balance out" the desktop config

I clicked the red arrow at the top of the post - I assume that's the way one "adds heat"?

Cheers,
Geoff

spudmachine;6006408

Hi everyone,First timer posting, but I wanted to thank deanos for posting … Hi everyone,First timer posting, but I wanted to thank deanos for posting the deal.:thumbsup:I never bought a Benq product before, and I always had the impression they were a lower end manufacturer. But the price of the monitor looked OK. I've also never bought from Oyyy before - and frankly I'd never heard of them either.Anyway, I wanted to report back good things on both of them.I ordered 2 of these yesterday. No problems with the order, and I checked my confirmation email - it was at 14.34 on Wednesday 12th August. I had taken standard delivery by default - which I was a bit miffed about - I meant to choose the cheapest option. But it was an unfamiliar ordering screen etc.Anyway, at 18.30 on the same day I get another Oyyy email saying it's been dispatched!Then at 08.15 today (13th August) they arrived at my door!I don't know about anyone else, but that seems impressive to me. And it makes me feel OK about paying the extra fiver for standard delivery.In terms of the monitor quality let me first say that I am not a gamer. One of the monitors is on my work laptop on an RGB cable. The other is on my desktop as the primary monitor of 2 (paired with a 19" Viewsonic VA1912w), and it's connected on DVI.I use the desktop for general office work and video editing, and it seems great. I tested the HD with an 8GBye mkv version of Prince Caspian and that looked gorgeous.Both monitors installed without a hitch. The quality seems to be fine, and for the price I have to say I'm dead chuffed. In fact I'm toying with the idea of buying another one to "balance out" the desktop config :pI clicked the red arrow at the top of the post - I assume that's the way one "adds heat"?Cheers,Geoff



Thanks for the feedback Geoff, Rep added

Do you have nay dead pixels of either of the screens? what are the viewing angles like?

Hi Bigup,
OK, I'm not an expert on this. But for the deal pixel test I switched the desktop to pure white, then red, green and blue.

One tip - it you're doing a dead pixel test - wipe the sceen first. When I first set it ti white, I thought "OMG there are dozens of dead pixles!". Fortunately a screen clean solved almost all of them ;-)

Anyway, for my desktop monitor I think there's one dead pixel. It's about 3" down, and 1" in from the left.

For the laptop monitor, also one dead pixel, but closer to the centre - 3" up, and about 5" in from the left.

I don't know if I'm up to date on expectations for monitors - but I seem to remember that at least one dead pixel tends to be normal. You just have to hope it's not too obvious.


In terms of viewing angle, I tend to view both monitors from a direct angle, because they're on my work desk. But I tried running Prince Caspian HD again, and moving out as far as I could.

I'm guessing I was out at about 60 degrees from normal, and the picture looked fine. In fact at that angle the problem is that you're physically seeing everything squashed up. But I would think for most viewing angles the picture was great.

I then displayed a PDF document with some stark black and white text, and checked the viewing angle again. And it was fine out to the point where the the whole screen is getting squashed up.

I did notice that while the horizontal viewing angle is excellent - at least plus or minus 60 degrees in my test. - the vertical viewing angle is more sensitive.

As I stood up from my chair I noticed on the black and white text document, there's a noticable darkening effect (like a shaded band across the screen). The variation in shading isn't very much, and like I say it's only in the vertical direction. I'm guessing my normal vertical viewing angle is about 10 degrees above the normal. If I increase that to about 30 degrees, I see that shading effect. But again, if you're that far away from the normal the picture is being distorted by a keystone effect anyway.

I hope that's useful. I'm not a monitor expert as I say, but even with the dead pixel in each monitor, I'm still very happy with the purchase.

I'm now on the lookout for some BIG, but subtle desktop wallpaper for these puppies :-D


Cheers,
Geoff

great mate, thanks

Would this work with my 360 and would it be any good with that responce time? and does it have speakers? and does it have 1-1 mapping that I hear people talking about?

Original Poster

Stil waiting for mine from dabs

Got mine this morning from oyyy after ordering it at around midnight Tuesday. Was delivered by DPD. Very fast.

I shall check it out when I get home. Thanks to the OP for this as I missed out on the Dabs one.

Original Poster

Whats the verdict then , impressed ?

Somebody asked about this, and there are no speakers.

I checked the QuickStart Guide and had a look at the underside for an audio jack socket, and no sign at all. Not a problem for me because if I'm watching a 24" monitor I suspect I'd want a decent external set of 2.1 speakers at least.

One other thing to note. This monitor is supplied with an RGB cable, but not a DVI cable. It does have both inputs, and I am using one of mine with a DVI conneciton (I already had the cable from a previous monitor).

Two days in, and I've been working solidly with two of these things and I'm still delighted with my purchase.

One thing I will mention. While HD content looks fab on these monitors, the extra resolution tends to show up the video artifacts in lower bitrate files.

I know none of us download copyright-infringing content, but if we were to do that for, say, a 700MByte DiVX movie, and watch it on this monitor, you would find the blocky video artifacts a lot more noticeable - I would imagine. :whistling:

Of course anyone who was to do such a thing could just sit a bit further back from the monitor. ;-)

Cheers,
Geoff

Which DVI would be suitable with this monitor. Mine is coming next week, so I need to get one soon.

What about this?

amazon.co.uk/exe…OLE

@Deanos, I got it delivered to my parents, so won't be able to test it till a few days as I'm visiting them, but damn, I can't to wait to take it round my place and set it all up with the new intel core i7 machine I built a couple of weeks ago! Video editing should be great on this baby.

Also just ordered a dvi-d to dvi-d cable from ebay for £2. luckily my gfx card has dvi, hdmi and vga output

@T45, that cable will do fine, although as mentioned you could get it much cheaper off ebay!

@T45

I'm just using the DVI cable that came with a previous monitor. So that would make it a pretty crappy one I suspect :-) But I'm not seeing any issues.

My advice is that if you have a DVI cable knocking around at the moment, use it. Only buy a better one if you have problems. My understanding is that DVI is a digital connection - so unlike RGB any problems you have should be very obvious. With RGB you can get a gradual degredation in the signal that can be harder to recognise until it gets really crappy.

If you don't have a spare DVI cable, ask a friend with a laptop. It's surprising how often you find these things lying in the draw. I suspect that when a laptop owner buys an external monitor, most laptops have RGB connections, not DVI. So the DVI cable they got with the monitor ends up in the drawer.

Cheers,
Geoff

spudmachine;6007025

Hi Bigup,OK, I'm not an expert on this. But for the deal pixel test I … Hi Bigup,OK, I'm not an expert on this. But for the deal pixel test I switched the desktop to pure white, then red, green and blue.One tip - it you're doing a dead pixel test - wipe the sceen first. When I first set it ti white, I thought "OMG there are dozens of dead pixles!". Fortunately a screen clean solved almost all of them ;-)Anyway, for my desktop monitor I think there's one dead pixel. It's about 3" down, and 1" in from the left.For the laptop monitor, also one dead pixel, but closer to the centre - 3" up, and about 5" in from the left.I don't know if I'm up to date on expectations for monitors - but I seem to remember that at least one dead pixel tends to be normal. You just have to hope it's not too obvious.In terms of viewing angle, I tend to view both monitors from a direct angle, because they're on my work desk. But I tried running Prince Caspian HD again, and moving out as far as I could.I'm guessing I was out at about 60 degrees from normal, and the picture looked fine. In fact at that angle the problem is that you're physically seeing everything squashed up. But I would think for most viewing angles the picture was great.I then displayed a PDF document with some stark black and white text, and checked the viewing angle again. And it was fine out to the point where the the whole screen is getting squashed up.I did notice that while the horizontal viewing angle is excellent - at least plus or minus 60 degrees in my test. - the vertical viewing angle is more sensitive.As I stood up from my chair I noticed on the black and white text document, there's a noticable darkening effect (like a shaded band across the screen). The variation in shading isn't very much, and like I say it's only in the vertical direction. I'm guessing my normal vertical viewing angle is about 10 degrees above the normal. If I increase that to about 30 degrees, I see that shading effect. But again, if you're that far away from the normal the picture is being distorted by a keystone effect anyway.I hope that's useful. I'm not a monitor expert as I say, but even with the dead pixel in each monitor, I'm still very happy with the purchase.I'm now on the lookout for some BIG, but subtle desktop wallpaper for these puppies :-DCheers,Geoff



Keep up the good posts dude. Very informative :thumbsup:

Original Poster

Still in stock guys, ive got mine now from Dabs and very impressed, well worth getting one, no dead pixels on mine.

Just ordered mine. 38 left in stock

Ordered mine on the 27/08 from OYYY, BenQ G2410HD. anxiously awaiting....:whistling:

Original Poster

You wont be disapointed its a fantastic monitor

deanos;6152000

You wont be disapointed its a fantastic monitor


reviews all seem quite good. Now if tesco will take back my 6mo old HP w2216 i will be all set

Mine came today I set it up and its all working right. I was expecting DVI cable but it came with a VGA one. I am using VGA till I get my DVI cable delivered by Amazon tomorrow. It's sitting nice and classy next to my Samsung right now.

One more thing to add it is 2ms not 5ms :-P says on the monitor and the box

I just bought this, all the feedback seemed positive, and thanks for posting deanos. H&R

you will be pleased with it....had mine now a few days and love it.
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