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This is the first new moniter i have bought for many years after having a Sandisk SD screen. Its quite a step up and it's clear the technology is much better. I use it as a screen for my desktop PC and my PS3 and works great for both these things. I have an ariel but so far havn't been able to get it to work beacuse of the bad freeview signal in my area so nothing to do with the screen. It does have an internal ariel but again i wouldnt know how well it works. It's a very easy screen to set up out of the box and took me about 5 minutes to get my PC and PS3 working.
The screen is a nice 22" and like all LG products has a good looking case that doesn't intrude too much. I have limited space under my desk but this screen fits in nicely with room to spare but it does tend to collect dust. As far as connectivity goes it has two HDMI ports, a component and composite video, one SCART port, a USB port, PC input and a headphone jack so plenty to plug in all your electronics. The screen also has dolby digital sourround X which gives the screen satisfactory sound quality but if you really care about your sound then i reccomend you invest in some speakers as no TV speakers are ever going to be better than buying seperate.
The picture quality is nice and crisp with a 5,000,000:1 contrast ratio and there is little glare in sunlight. It comes 1080p HD ready and it works very quickly with no lag unlike my old screen which is good for playing PS3. At around £150, average price for the screen, it is also good value for money considering the amount of inputs and other features it comes with. Definetly a purchase i don't regret.
I have been using this monitor with a PS3 and a high-end gaming/video editing computer, for both devices the picture quality is absolutely superb. The full HD resolution of the LCD, combined with LED backlighting really pushes this monitor ahead of all others in the same price range and size.
An excellent user-friendly menu system allows for complex image alterations to be made, and those settings stored in two user defined presets; useful when using multiple inputs.
As a Freeview receiver this monitor delivers high quality SD footage from a few hundred radio and television stations, the quality of which can only be hindered by the signal available in your area, and the broadcast quality of the station itself, the monitor receiver itself is perfect for the screen size.
The touch panel buttons are responsive and work well. Do not let the in store display models fool you, I tried one in a local electronics shop before purchase which had incredibly unresponsive buttons. A fault like that is due to major wear and tear, the type that no one in a home environment would ever experience.
The speakers perform well, they are not professional grade, but for internal (hidden) speakers on a notably thin monitor, they are perfect. I have had no sound issues with the speakers, and I use them all the time for television.
The stand is sturdy, and the locking mechanism is much easier to use than on previous LG models, preferring a screw rather than snap-in lock, a definite improvement. This monitor cannot be wall mounted, so look elsewhere if that is a necessity.
The monitor is stylish, and the screen itself is accentuated nicely by the glossy black frame.
I cannot fault performance, LG have really outdone themselves with this monitor. An excellent buy.
Anything to be aware of?
I had to return the first monitor I bought due a manufacturing defect found on only a very small number of monitors. The green 3.5mm jack at the back, for headphone and speaker output became constantly on, meaning the internal speakers were constantly switched off. LG assured me that the store I bought it from would offer a hassle free swap or refund, which they did, even though I was in a branch hundreds of miles away from my purchase. In conclusion, you can certainly by this monitor with confidence.
Monitor with LED backlight, gives the user the ability to track the digital TV programs.
Thanks to LED backlighting, power consumption is rather small and amounts to 35 watts.
This monitor boasts a large number of connections, from which I would extract two HDMI video input and a PCMCIA slot for external modules and decoders.
Though the USB slot a little awkward to use because it is located on the back of the monitor, with the foreign USB memory regardless of the computer can view photos, listen to music and watch video contents of various formats including the very popular MKV container.
Diagonal of 21.5 inches is fine when the device is used as a computer monitor, but a bit too small when the function of TV, especially if the user is more distant from the device.
With the monitor comes a remote control that is compatible with some new LG TVs.
The picture quality have no major complaints, but it is worth mentioning that the black is little paler, more a consequence of LED backlighting.
I decided to buy this product as i have recently moved into my own apartmet and after spending a while searching throught reviews and round stores this seemed like a great choice. It receives both Digital and Analogue channels and the quality is a big improvement on my previous tv. I was drawn to this set mainly because of its incredibly stylish appearance but the specification also looked very good, especially considersing the price.
The sound quality is good but not the best you could ask for, there isn't a great amount of bass but considering the size of the tv it is really quite good.
I have also tried connecting this monitor to my laptop to wach films and was very impressed by its quality in doing this. There are a lot of different adjustments you can make to the picture an resolution and 2 'expert' settings where you can go through a setup wizard which allows you to find the best resolution for watching.
The monitor is also great for music, movies and photos and you can plug a memory card into the USB port on the back of the set. Music and photos play really well and the movies i have watched on it have been great quality.
Also included is a standard remote control. The manual and driver install file are contained on a CD but it seems to work fine without them.
overall i have been very impressed with the product, its apperance and the quality of the screen.