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    Games creating weird color profile

    Is this when you're running in non-native resolutions? I have this problem on my Benq BL3201PT, where running it at 1080p defaults to 16-235 (aka limited dynamic range), as Nvidia all of a sudden thinks the monitor is a HDTV. The way to fix this is to go to the resolution settings in the Nvidia...
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    Do CCFLs lose whiteness over time?

    CCFL screens become reddish over time. LEDs turn cyan, but as far as I know their color drift occurs much more slowly than CCFL. But when you say "sandy-whites" I think you might be referring to something different. The anti-glare treatment on displays can create that dirty, or sandy, look...
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    HP Spectre 32 Studio Display - 4k and glossy!

    That doesn't look glossy to me. When you look at a screen with mild AG from a top angle you get fairly clear reflections like that screen seems to exhibit.
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    Benq BL3200PT (32" 1440p)

    It's good! Not sure what to say about it really. The response time is fast enough, and the scaler does its job well. No complaints.
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    Bought a Sony W800B 50 inch. Impressions.

    Under Home, Settings, Video Input you can set the dynamic range of inputs, to Limited, Full or Auto. It might have detected your input signal as Full and displayed the entire 0-255 range when you were setting the contrast. On LCD displays I set contrast as high as possible, without clipping of...
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    Benq BL3200PT (32" 1440p)

    Yes. It looks like it should. It's rendered correctly. Many TVs have bad default settings for sharpness which can ruin the appearance of text. The BL3200PT is a monitor, so the sharpness is correct by default. I tried taking a couple pics as you requested, but it's hard to take pictures of a...
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    Benq BL3200PT (32" 1440p)

    I have a late 2012 Mac Mini, and over thunderbolt (I'm using a mini-displayport to displayport adapter) the BL3200PT gets a 2560x1440 signal from the Mac Mini with no problems. Looks just like it should.
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    Benq BL3200PT (32" 1440p)

    I bought my BL3200PT in May, and predictably doesn't have the flashing issues. I noticed the price went down ~$100 since I bought it. Maybe they cut the quality of the panels in order to get the price down? Sucks if that's the case. 32" is a very nice size for a monitor. You get used to it fast.
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    Non-Grainy 4k Monitor

    If the BL3200PT is considered to have a semi-glossy coating, then I'm officially confused about which coating is which. I have a BL3200PT, and the coating is definitely grainy. Nothing like it is on TVs that use semi-glossy coatings. Their whites are pure. The BL3200PT isn't.
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    Bought a Sony W800B 50 inch. Impressions.

    I like impulse mode. When you turn off auto backlight control in the Eco menu it's plenty bright enough in a dark room. The response time is then on a different level from other LCD displays. There might still be some trailing with dark grey against black, but in most cases it's super sharp...
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    List of LCDs with/without "grid-induced color distortion/streaking

    I looked at the image with my Benq BL3200, and it has the same effect, although much milder. It's the first time I noticed that the image is a pattern of every other pixel being black and magenta. No wonder that doesn't happen normally, as that is an unusual pattern. The only places I can...
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    List of LCDs with/without "grid-induced color distortion/streaking

    It's the 55W805B, panel type T550HVF05-0. As for how annoying this is, I'm not sure it's something to worry about. I guess there's the possibility of running into real world material that would cause this to happen outside of that image. But I haven't encountered it. It'd be good to know...
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    List of LCDs with/without "grid-induced color distortion/streaking

    I have a Sony 55" W805 and I get that effect too, but only if I maximize the image in the browser. If I let the browser scale it the artifact doesn't happen, and if I maximize it, without changing the size of the browser window, it flips out. Bizarre.
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    Benq BL3200PT (32" 1440p)

    Any dark game like Thief, Alien Isolation or Evil Within is like a night & day upgrade compared to TN and IPS. Instead of shadow details bathing in backlight, they pop out. A good excuse to replay games to see them in a new way.
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    Acer B326HUL vs Benq BL3200PT which has less AG coating?

    I have a Benq BL3200PT, and while I haven't seen the Acer (or the Samsung) in person, looking at youtube videos of the Acer the AG coating looks to behave exactly like the Benq. Of all the AG coatings I've seen, it's not the lightest. My TV, a Panasonic 55ET60, has a semi-glossy AG treatment...
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