- 1920 x 1080 5ms
- ACM 80,000:1 (1,000:1)
- D-Sub, DVI
Terrible Edge Light Bleed 04/07/2012
Nice picture overall and is better once you do some calibration. Screen is matte so it is non-reflective (I hate "mirroring" monitors) and although the bezels do have a small strip of non-matte area (about a half inch right next to the screen the entire way around), it's not too bad as the rest of the bezel (outer edge) is matte.
The terrible thing about these monitors is the light bleed the entire way around the monitor at the bezel. Let me emphasize this by putting it into caps so others reading the reviews pick it out easily. THESE HAVE TERRIBLE, VERY NOTICEABLE LIGHT BLEED THE ENTIRE WAY AROUND THE BEZEL. I bought two of these monitors and they are both the same with this problem. Luckily the systems I'm adding these to will only get limited movie watching use (office) so it probably won't be that noticeable. For full screen apps you won't notice something like this, but for wide screen movies it's VERY noticeable on both....and this is in a well lite room, not a dark room. I would be embarrassed to sell these as part of a computer system unless I knew the user was only using them for the office.
I take the price of an item into account when commenting on Pros and Cons....so for example I don't expect an i3 processor to outrun an i7....you're getting something cheaper, so you should expect less bells and whistles. But even taking that into account, in this case I definitely have to mark this item down for the light bleeding problem. I'd recommend before anyone leaves a review here they play a wide screen movie to see if this is a trend and comment here. I think so since I see it on both of these I have in front of me. For the sale price I got them for ($120) it's only a minor issue (again, considering the price), but if I had bought these at the normal $150-$170 cost, I'd be really really jack'd as the quality does not meet that price at all. Even at the sale price I got them for I can only give three eggs. If this was normal price I'd give 2 eggs.
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