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Brief First Impressions from BenQ XL2410T 3D LCD Monitor

December 23rd, 2010 · 9 Comments · GeForce 3D Vision


I was finally able to take a quick look at BenQ’s XL2410T 3D monitor yesterday and although I wasn’t able to properly test it as I wasn’t prepared well enough for that, I still was able to try a few things and get a general idea. Have in mind that here I’m talking about an early sample of the monitor, not a production one that you may already find in retail stores in some European countries for example. I’m noting the fact that I’m talking about an early sample, as the final products might be better than what I’ve seen, so do not get a final judgment yet based on what I’m about to tell you for the monitor.

First of all I really liked the very flexible stand that allows you to move the display and set it almost in any position you need it to with ease, and although that certainly adds to the price, it is something that you would want. The monitor certainly looks nicer live than on the photos that were circling the net, it offers high brightness, sharp image without over-sharpening, control for the overdrive function (called AMA) although not when in 3D mode (not that you’d need to disable it then anyway). Of course some ghosting is present as expected, but what kind of surprised me was the backlight bleeding I’ve noticed when switching to 3D mode (there was none present when in 2D mode). One of the things that the presence of LED backlight here, as compared to the traditional CCFL should’ve been the more even backlight and of course the lack of backlight bleeding. But as I said the backlight bleeding issue might as well be due to the fact that this was an early sample and not a final production monitor that I saw, so if you’ve got the BenQ XL2410T already, then feel free to share your experience with backlight bleeding in 2D and 3D mode…

Visit the official Benq XL2410T product page for more details…

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9 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Tom // Dec 24, 2010 at 03:55

    Outstanding monitor for that price. Still TN panel but quick as hell :)
    BTW. Great blog! Keep up good work

  • 2 RocKien // Dec 24, 2010 at 04:09

    XL2410 vs 2233RZ,VX2268WM,CRT Input Lag test?

  • 3 Bloody // Dec 24, 2010 at 12:45

    I did not have enough time, nor what to compare it to in order to measure the input lag… I still haven’t yet got the monitor for testing.

  • 4 tritosine // Dec 27, 2010 at 15:17

    imho not suprising the LED is more uneven than CCFL

  • 5 tritosine // Dec 27, 2010 at 15:20

    …and being LED backlit won’t make it a pulsed display. It’s just a rebadged 2d monitor.

    Hi-end CRT iterally kills these displays very very bad.

  • 6 Ross // Dec 27, 2010 at 23:54

    Quite disappointed with this monitor, so much so that I returned it for a refund after a few days. My monitor also had very noticeable backlight bleed. It was worse in “3D mode” but I think that is because then the brightness is set to 100% (and this can’t be changed, only the contrast). Even in normal 60Hz mode though you got a blue glow along the bottom of the screen and also up both side edges. Even lowering brightness to 0% did not completely remove this. Strangely my brother has just bought a BenQ G2420HDBL for £150, less than half the price of my model. This is also TFT LED but had lovely deep blacks and no bleed that I could see. I think there is something wrong with the XL2410Ts as others have also reported backlight bleed issues, and I’d advise people to try before they buy if possible.

    For now I’m back on my 4 year old Dell 2407WFP which looks glorious in comparison, and I’ve ordered a 120Hz projector for gaming. Expensive, but hopefully the best of both worlds!

  • 7 Psilon // Jan 6, 2011 at 03:23

    How about ghosting? Better or worse than asus?
    How about picture quality? Other rewiews says, that colours are wrong (it noticeable even without calibrator)

  • 8 Serzhas // Jan 20, 2011 at 02:09

    I have this monitor. And background bleeding in “3D Mode” is killing me :( I hadn’t expected THAT bad results from 3D Gaming LED display… There is some ghosting in 3D Stereo, especially with bright backgrounds (such as yellow tones in first level of Resident Evil 5). Don’t know if I really starting to hate my XL2410T, since I hadn’t any opportunity to compare it to something else, like ASUS 3D display… Planning calling to service tomorrow and ask about replacement/return…
    P.S. You can see image of background bleeding here:
    http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?p=1036726481#post1036726481

  • 9 Joe // Aug 29, 2011 at 19:31

    I don’t have bleeding issues on my sample of this monitor.
    I have ghosting on 3D stereo only from games with bad support, so that is not the monitors fault, all 3D monitors got that with games that provide no support.
    I compared mine with a Samsung 2233RZ, and can say that there is no way that I would take the Samsung over the BenQ ever.
    Colors, speed and 3D just is so much better on my XL2410T.
    It could be that the production line has been improved after some of you guys have bought one.
    If you want a better 3D monitor get Dell’s AlienWare.

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