BenQ’s HDMI Output Will Save Lives

BenQ used the recent Gamescom show, in Germany, to introduce a new 24″ monitor – for gamers, of course. A new feature for the company is the inclusion of an HDMI output – intended for use with a video capture device.

By having a video capture device recording content after it has been shown on the monitor, BenQ avoids introducing input lag and delays – which could cost the player a life, or the game. The port can only be used for screen mirroring, not to extend the desktop.

A variety of colour modes are pre-installed on the RL2460HT. One of these, Fighting Mode, was co-designed by Justin ‘JWong’ Wong of the eSports team Evil Geniuses (BenQ has a history of working with pro players on its gaming monitors). The display also features BenQ’s Game Loader feature, which can be used to download other presets from the internet.

As with other BenQ gaming monitors, the RL2460HT has a low blue light display and flicker-free backlight. The Black Equalizer lightens dark areas of an image without over-exposing light areas. Display Mode can be used to adjust the size of the image on the display, from 17″ to 24″ – or Smart Scaling can adjust the image to a custom size.

Resolution is 1920 x 1080, with a TN panel providing a 1ms response time, 1,000:1 contrast ratio and 170°/160° viewing angles. Brightness is 250 cd/m². The display can show 8-bit colour and covers 72% of the NTSC gamut.

HDMI (x2), DVI-D and VGA inputs are featured, as well as the HDMI output and two 2W speakers. The monitor can be tilted between -5° and 15°, and is height adjustable to 110mm.

BenQ will begin selling the RL2460HT in September, for €235 ex VAT.