Product Type: LG Electronics LCD monitors
Newest Review: ... this is not an issue. Whatever you throw at it though, it always produces beautiful images. Not a dead pixel in sight and there is no ghos... more
Member Name: cannibalwombat
Advantages: Renders beautiful images, no ghosting/streaking, well constructed
Disadvantages: No HDMI, base is difficult to remove
This monitor is a piece of brilliance! I have now owned it for over 2 years but it still seems as fresh as ever. Perhaps this is a reflection on the somewhat modest advances made in display technology over the last couple of years, or perhaps this monitor is simply future proof.
It doesn't quite manage full HD (res. 1680x1050), but that is not noticeable when watching even full-res movies on it. Most games and programmes can be adapted to its max. resolution, and I only ever really watch 720p HD movies, so this is not an issue. Whatever you throw at it though, it always produces beautiful images. Not a dead pixel in sight and there is no ghosting/streaking with prolonged imagery, which I used to get with my old monitor. The swift response time (2ms) has also ensured lightning fast rendering, so I have never experienced noticeable picture lag in graphic intense videos, or in fact any instance.
Though I now use my graphics card's control panel, the monitors native colour control settings tool is perfectly suitable, in fact there is very little set-up required for the monitor. As long as your video card outputs in DVI-D, you are good from the word go. Perhaps an HDMI would have been more forward compatible, but at least they have accomodated backward compatibility with VGA input.
The monitor is aesthetically pleasing too. The viewable screen is set in a chrome-coloured case with a sleek black base (though it also comes in all-black) - all in all it is a great looking display. However, my one criticism of its build would be the assembly of the base which, once you have slotted onto the monitor, is near impossible to get off again. When offset against the weight of the monitor itself (which is by no means light as a feather), the base doesn't seem able to cope with a lot of man-handling, so dis-assembling it for transportation may be a challenge. Once it is set-in though, it is sturdy and doesn't wobble about when you type as some monitors do.
In every other respect, however, this monitor has never failed me. It produces beautiful images from a variety of inputs (I have tried my DVI pc, and old pc via VGA and an Xbox - all excellent). The on-screen menu is simple and easy to navigate and source-changing is quick.
Other than the stand and lack of HDMI, I can't really fault it!
Summary: A fantastic monitor which has stood the test of time with not a mark to show for it
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