"P-MVA Monitors"on by Infrared9
Pros 1. 3000:1 contrast ratio (as opposed to 1000:1 max for ips and tn) = Contrast Ratio is amazing, significantly better than TN and E-IPS
2. 8 bit color = Color vibrancy rivals plasma screens && more expensive monitors. (Noticeably better than TN's a
Cons 1. Slight Cyan & Magenta Ghosting. 8ms response time.
2. Color Presets are completely worthless
3. Benq build quality/ Quality Control
Summary I needed a new monitor for my house. I play games, music production, post production and software development at home.
At work, I work on dual Dell U2410's.
I started with a Samsung PX2370. Crazy backlight bleed, bland colors, uneven color gradiants and color consistency due to the backlight coupled with a really crappy stand made me return this.
Picked up BenQ Ew2420 and the LG IPS236. The LG IPS236 was way better than the Samsung PX2370. The LG IPS236 is a great monitor, in fact I would recommend it if you want a slight more bit of reliability and some more response time. (more on that later)
In the end I chose to stay with the BenQ EW2420. The contrast ratio and vibrant colors were unforgettable. Although the E-IPS (LG IPS236) put up a good fight, I found that I was always trying to get it to look a as good as the BenQ. The only monitor I actually like better is the Dell U2410, which is double the price.
And for all those posts where I read that gamers desperately need 2ms response times: People were playing and kicking ass at games with 25ms+ 1st gen lcd monitors for years 2001-2005+, fast response times on a monitor have nothing to do with how you play. Stop whining.
Tips for BenQ EW2420 buyers:
Make sure you dont use the presets, program your own settings. Also make sure AMA is turned on.
Games that look great on EW2420
1. Starcraft II
2. Mass Effect 2
3. Dragon Age 2
4. Dawn of War II Retribution
Pros Vivid and depth in colors, deep blacks, wide viewing angles, multiple ports and connectors, large display, LED backlit
Cons Could be useful if it could tilt at a greater degree to make use the wide viewing angles
Summary Not many monitors out in the market can cut it the way this monitor does with color production. I believe little credit has towards the fact that this monitor does produce beautiful and accurate colors. It is mainly due to the fact that this monitor carries a very high native contrast ratio compared to the best TN panels or even some IPS panels. As a result you get images for movies and media browsing in much high def. The EW2420 comes in Full HD 16:9 ratio (1920x1080) which is ideal at 24 inches. Movies or pictures with dark scenes are especially clear with this monitor. At the price this monitor is also being sold for I believe that other users will love this monitor as much as I do. Although the monitor is not meant for gaming, it may work with non-FPS games therefore not generating any ghosting effects. Games such as call of duty modern warfare had little to no ghosting effects. This monitor is also great because of its ability to connect multiple devices onto one unit and comes with onboard speakers and USB ports. This is definitely a well diversified monitor for the multimedia use of any individual and would I would recommend it for others to try out the beautiful color reproduction this monitor produces.
Pros VGA, DVI, 2xHDMI, 5xUSB along with 2ms response.....no peer at this price point.
Cons There are no negatives arising from my useage.