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Videoseven V7 L22WD

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      06.03.2008 18:07
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      If you want a monitor whether primary or secondary, this is the one 4 you (or the recommended alt.)

      I can only expand a little on Xlixen's review, but I add key points for would be purchasers

      This was the cheapest monitor on the market at the time of purchase (September 2007) and I bought it from the oddly names www.oyyy.co.uk for £167.48 including postage.

      My reason for buying was the need for a secondary monitor for AutoCAD drawing and for this it was beyond expectation. I also use it for DVD watching and it works faultlessly.

      The front buttons allow the usual changes to colour, brightness and so forth. Connectivity is via both DVI and VGA which is accessible via the rear. A panel covers them which is snap-in/out removable. Although I have not attempted it, the angle is in theory adjustable via a large nut and bolt set up, although by design it will not tilt downwards.

      IT'S IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT FOR THE PRICE, THE PICTURE QUALITY IS EXCELLENT AND THIS IS WHERE VIDEOSEVEN HAVE SPENT R&D MONEY - AT THE SACRIFICE OF BUILD QUALITY.

      DOWNSIDE TO CHEAP PRICE:

      I accept these considering the price;

      1) The mains plug at the rear gets loose quickly and if moved can cause a disturbing electrical fizz noise as the connection becomes poor. I suggest not moving this monitor too much, specifically when plugged in.

      2) This monitor does not support HDCP, this means that should you wish to buy a standalone HD DVD player and connect a HDMI to DVI adaptor to the monitor, it will not work. HD requires a form of 'handshaking' similar to that of network devices. It's basically an anti-copy facility - entirely pointless considering the mass of DVD copying software out there.

      3) VideoSeven's website is very much in a junior phase and provides less information than the big manufacturers.

      4) Speakers, please don't even consider using, as the quality from your mobile phone is probably superior and less tinny.

      GENERAL ADVICE: It's recommended that your eye line is level with the top of the monitor.

      MODERN ALTERNATIVE (as of Feb/March 2008):

      CiBox C2201D 22" Widescreen TFT with DVI + HDCP - 1,000:1 - 1680 x 1050. From Amazon for £165. This has HDCP so if you're like me and don't possess a Television, you will no longer need to boot your PC to watch a movie.

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        13.04.2007 21:35
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        Fully Recommended :)

        I have been running the Videoseven L22WD for around 5 months now, and I must say I am very impressed.
        I run the resolution at 1600x1200 and the display is crystal clear, great for playing games, watching films or TV, video or graphics editing, and can fit 2 A4 pages onscreen in Microsoft Word.

        A lot of monitors about 20.1" can get very expensive. However, when I spotted this V7 for £230 at the time, I knew it was a bargain. I was completely correct. I have fallen in love with the monitor. However - beware! You could fall in love with the widescreen and never be able to go back to that small 17" ever again. I think this is the case for myself!

        The only problems I have had with this monitor has been with Flight Simulator X - But this may have been something to do with my graphics card. Games such as Battlefield and Medieval Total War look simply staggering on the widescreen. However make sure you have a pretty decent gpu to handle the higher resolutions.

        My overall judgement is that this monitor was a great buy and I would never go back on the decision of purchasing it.

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      The elegant design of the V7 L22WD and the superb specifications like 1680 x 1050 Super Wide Viewing Angle, integrated DVI-D input, high contrast ratio of 700: 1 and an excellent response time of 5 ms make this display perfect for office use as well as for home-entertainment.