- 1920 x 1080
- D-Sub DVI HDMI
- 170°(H) / 160°(V)
So Far So Great 09/07/2009
If you are looking for a great gaming monitor at a decent price, purchase this monitor. It has an excellent Contrast Ratio and a fast 2x Response Time. The colors are terrific and have a full-rich appearance. The whites are white and blacks are black. Text looks good. No dead pixels. Seems sturdy enough. Goes great with my ATI 4870 X2 card.
Note: read my "Other Thoughts" section.
No USB. Can swivel and tilt but wish it had up/down feature. Poor button design. The Viewing Angle could be better but it's still pretty good. My older 24" had a 178/178 Viewing Angle so I guess I'm just spoiled. Don't let this discourage you from getting this monitor though. I mean really... when would you be playing games at a 170 angle (he-he). Could be better packaging from manufacturer.
Note: Read the manual before turning the monitor on for the first time. You will find 2 things in particular while reading it that I found important.
1) Allow the display to stabilize for at least 30 minutes before making image adjustments.
2) If you are having problems with the buttons, press the "Smart" button on the monitor and set the "Live Sensor" to the "Off" position. When in the "On" position, this function turns on the button LED for pushing comfortable. It is supposed detect the presence of the users hand before you touch it. The buttons had to be touched 2 - 3 times before the options would appear. This drove me nuts and was very difficult to maneuver so I turned it off. Now I just press them and they come up right away. I initially called LG regarding this issue (before I read the manual... my bad) and they thought it may have been a defect... which it wasn't of course... it's a feature.
I give it 5 eggs because of the picture quality.
I hope this helps!
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