REVIEW: BenQ G2411HD Part 13
The TN panel does not always perform convincingly in fast shooting games. Although the controls are very direct, slight streaking arises, not only because this is a Hold-Type model.
Picture from the action shooting game "Crysis".
However, the overdrive solution certainly can convince. It functions very discreetly: A corona effect can only be seen in synthetic tests when you look closely. The image quality in games is also positive. The high contrast makes even dark scenes clearly visible.
Picture from the strategy game "Anno 1701".
In strategy games, the user often wishes for an extra but of height on the screen. If the format is not enough here, the user can change to 16:10 format or display an aspect ratio of 4:3 through the interpolation options.
Whilst all manufacturers provide details regarding the response times of their models, they are often silent about the often-discussed input lag. A TFT may have an extremely low response time, but still be unsuitable for gaming due to the input lag.
The reason for this is active overdrive, which causes the liquid crystals to switch faster through an electrical impulse. However, the image must be analysed for this purpose. Depending on how long the monitor takes to analyse the image, the image display can be delayed by several milliseconds.
We tested the BenQ G2411HD for this lag compared to a CRT in the stopwatch test:
Left side: BenQ G2411HD; right side: CRT. 50 % of the measurements demonstrate an input lag of 15-18 ms.
The additional 50 % demonstrate a lag of 0 ms.
The measurements reflect our initial impression: The overdrive solution seems to have been implemented correctly. 50 % of the measurements showed a lag of about 16 ms (about 1 Frame) and the rest demonstrated a lag of 0 ms. Thus, the G2411HD achieves an average lag of 8 ms.
Although this value is very low, it may be noticeable to hardcore gamers, since slight blurring will appear. Whilst we do not recommend the G2411HD for professional gamers, but occasional gamers should get enjoyment from what the monitor offers.
In this section, the PC alone is used as a player device. The playback of external video sources is examined in a later section.
The BenQ G2411HD accepts HDCP-encrypted signals via the DVI connection as well as the HDMI port. Thus, nothing stands in the way of playing back Blu-ray or HD-DVD content via the computer.
DVD film "Keinohrhasen"
Naturally, other factors such as the signal processing or the quality of the player also play a role with regard to the playback quality. Thus, for example, a 576i50-PAL DVD must be switched to the target resolution and frequency of the monitor. In this section, however, we will only examine the image quality itself.
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