REVIEW: BenQ X2200W Part 6
The AUTO button is only used for analogue usage via a D-Sub cable. It automatically adjusts the image and Hertz frequency at the touch of a button. There are also and buttons for navigation through the menu. The buttons also have direct functions:
Pressing the button causes a small window to open in which the PerfectMotion function can be switched on and off. If you press the button, you can change between the various pre-set image modes. One rather inconvenient aspect is the fact that you can switch back and forth with the and buttons when activating and deactivating the PerfectMotion function, but when selecting the image modes, only navigation with the button in one direction is possible.
The Enter button is used for confirmation and to enter a level deeper into the menu. Outside of the OSD, this button has a fast selection function. When it is pressed once, the input that is currently in use is displayed and if it is pressed again, you switch to the next input.
The buttons are flat and close together, so typing on them can try your patience, since the buttons, located on the side of the frame, are difficult to feel.
The menu construction of the BenQ X2200W is scarcely different to that of the other monitors in appearance, but it is impractically set up in parts. For example, overall navigation in the OSD is "horizontal", but the and buttons are set up "vertically". This means that the user often gets lost in navigation and it is only after some time that you get used to the notion that means "right" and "left".
The menu structure is also weak and not only requires a lot of patience but also just as much mouse clicking. In addition, small waiting times are not unusual: Every direct selection function and also opening the OSD is subject to a delay.
Even within the menu, it always takes a short moment until the menu option loads. However the most inconvenient thing is returning from a deeper menu level to the main menu. The OSD disappears first so that you take your fingers off the buttons, and then the menu appears again.
The buttons also react slowly and fast button clicks produce no response. This means that the user has to allow the entire navigation process to take a little longer. The power button has to be held down for a short time before the monitor powers off. However, we do admit that as reviewers, we are more sensitive than "normal" users because it is necessary to access the menu very often to change settings.
Despite this, BenQ, in its eagerness to speed up the panel on its gamer monitor, appears to have forgotten the response time. Below is detailed information on the settings of the 22-inch model:
After the OSD is opened, the display options are displayed. Here, users who are working on the D-Sub input can set the horizontal and vertical position of the image, synchronise the pixel frequency with the analogue video input signal or adjust the pixel rate phase. Those using a digital input cannot and need not change anything under this menu option.
In the image settings, the brightness and contrast can be adjusted in 100 steps. The value is changed by 1 per click. As standard, the brightness is 90 and the contrast is 50. If the contrast is increased, the brightest grey levels are swallowed up from around 55. Then, "banding" comes into play.
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