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LG D2342P-PN Black 23
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs Another Happy Stereo 3D Enthusiast! - Update 6/2/2012 06/02/2012

This review is from: LG D2342P-PN Black 23" 5ms HDMI LED Backlight Widescreen Cinema LCD 3D Monitor 250 cd/m2 5,000,000:1 w/3D glasses

Pros: This is an update to my 5/20/2012 review - Newegg, Please add an Update button for the Reviews. After living and tweaking this LG 3D monitor for almost a month, I can still report I Love this Monitor! I use this monitor for watching my 2D DVD's from my PC with the TriDef 2D-3D Media Player software - works Great if you don't set the 3D settings to their extreme (otherwise you'll get fatigued). This monitor is really geared for 3D and 2D Video Viewing - computer monitor usage is Only Secondary. I expressly purchased this monitor with 3D and 2D movie viewing in mind. Also works Great for viewing 3D photos I shot (I use Stereo Photo Maker software to make .jps files from jpg's from my twin digital camera setup - I like using twin cameras better than the current 3D digital cameras out there).

Cons: 1 - I believe the statement "Crossover Free" is False Advertising in general for Either Active or Passive 3D Methods - No One can claim the "100% Ghost Free" statement. There can still be some ghosting, even on this LG monitor, BUT it's an Easy Fix- see Other Thoughts. 2 - HDMI 1.4 jack is vertically mounted pointing downward - needed a locking HDMI 1.4 "pigtail" cable for securing the HDMI connection and long-term port protection, BUT it's an Easy Fix- see Other Thoughts."pigtail" cable). 3- the included LG 3D glasses are only OK in performance - the Real D 3D glasses from the movie theater are also only OK in performance - 3D cross-talking is noticeable depending upon the scene (some are pretty bad - extreme TriDef settings can Make 3D pretty bad, too) - see Other Thoughts.

Other Thoughts: 1 - Viewed the monitor with different sources - DirecTV 3D channels & DVR; Sony Playstation3; 2D DVD's through PC with TriDef software; and Finally a new Panasonic DMP-BDT320 BluRay-3D Player (Another Great 3D Choice!) - works great with All sources so far! Best viewing is with the DirecTV box and the Panasonic BR-3D player. Using a 30 Ft , 24AWG SF HiSpeed HDMI cable - good for DirecTV which is set far away from LG monitor - no good for 3D signal from Sony Playstation3 (HDMI org hints that ~ 25 Ft is the limit for a passive HDMI cable - you'll need an amp or optical converter for longer runs). 2 -- To protect the LG's HDMI port and ensure a stable HDMI connection, I recommend building your own 1 Ft. "pigtail" (I used an Accell AVGrip Pro Locking HiSpeed HDMI Cable and an RCA DHHDMIR HDMI 1.4 Extender - since no one makes a Locking Hi-Speed HDMI "pigtail" so far). 3 - Upgrade to Polaroid Eyewear 3D glasses - Cross-talking Eliminated in most scenes - Way Reduced in bad 3D scenes!

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LG D2342P-PN Black 23
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: 1. FATIGUE-FREE Hi-Res 3D @ Half the price of nVidia's nVision setup!
2.Very Bright display even in 3D - easily more than compensates for the slight green tint of circularly polarized 3D glasses during bright daylight usage (my LG is near a Northern exposure window at an angle).
3.The glasses are CHEAP (FREE) and COMMON. I use the RealD 3D glasses from 3D movies I obtain from the theater (currently own 6 pairs accumulated over time) - $0 x 6 pairs vs. ~$90 x 6 pair of Shutter Glasses.
4.Works Decently as a standard monitor.
5.Very affordable against any monitor.
6.Very thin and light (Half the weight of a 6 year-old 4:3 LCD Panel Monitor I own and replaced with this LG).
7. Works with different HDMI 1.4a Video Sources for Stereo 3D - Tested Great with DirecTV and Sony PlayStation3 3D, HD content, and Blu-Ray content.
8. Cheapest way to get an Immersive 3D Experience short of IMAX 3D - Much More Enjoyable than sitting too far away in a crowded standard Stereo 3D theater!

Cons: 1. 1920 x 1080 Resolution as a 2D monitor is decent, but is below that of dedicated 2D monitors when it comes to handling text.
2. Alert For LG - This monitor can REALLY benefit from the addition of a SPDIF audio optical output !!
3. Minor - Faint "screen door" lines are visible with regular computing use, However that Disappears when viewing Hi-Res 1080 Stereo 3D. For me, this CRT-like "screen door" effect is a very Minor distraction. It's actually reminiscent of an older CRT monitor (an NEC 21" FE1250+ CRT which I still own and use occasionally).
4. Minor ergonomic issue - control buttons should have a little white raised "bump" mark or low-light LED lit for easier finding -- sometimes buttons get lost when viewing any image in a darkened room at night.
5. Older hobbyist market HQFS 3D DVDs do NOT work with the TriDef software, BUT does work great with 3dtv.at's Stereoscopic Player set on "Row Interlace, Left Line Top" if NOT copy-protected.
6. Hey, LG! - Offer Larger FPR3D S

Other Thoughts: I've been a 3D hobbyist since the mid-1980's and I'll tell you - I've been watching and waiting a LONG time for a product of this high caliber to show up!! IF your *Primary Objective* is to use this LG monitor as a Multi-Source HDMI 1.4a Stereo 3D Monitor, then You REALLY MUST BUY this monitor! If you need to view Stereo 3D for Long Periods (Movies or for Work) and Need to Avoid Fatigue, then You REALLY MUST BUY this monitor!
Viewing IMAX 3D videos on DirectTV's 1080p 3D Channels was startlingly and vividly beautiful!
Ditto for viewing Blu-Ray 3D's! Recommend HARDWARE solutions (Dedicated 3D Blu-Ray Player) for Reliable Blu-Ray 3D playback! NOT worth the hassle and expense of building a 3D PC ($100's), when a Working Blu-Ray 3D Player only costs $150 or Less!
You can even create and enjoy your own 3D interlaced 3D photos using Stereo Photo Maker.
Received, set-up, and tested beginning 5/18/2012. Will update post with any new developments - Positive or Negative

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ADESSO AKB320PB Black 103 Normal Keys 21 Function Keys PS/2 Slim Multimedia Keyboard and Optical Trackball
  • Owned For: less than 1 day

Pros: I'm using it now ... Great little multimedia keyboard specifically designed for lap usage for those of you who have a PC setup next to a favorite easy chair, and you like to sit back and web surf, etc. on a small LCD flat panel monitor while watching TV on a real TV. It's compact and light. The standard keys, special key groupings, and mouse rollerball are ergonically / practically laid out well. I bought this PS2 lap keyboard to replace a larger wireless multimedia keyboard and mouse combination which kept eating up batteries and dropped signal all the time.

Cons: Minor -- Rollerball optical mouse needs to break-in with usage to begin to roll freely. Does not appear to be spill / dirt resistant. Not sure if lint will build-up under the rollerball -- will have to disassemble bottom of keyboad if that ever becomes a problem. Recommend Not eating over the keyboard!

Other Thoughts: Adesso, please note -- 1) Please design a bayonet-type collar for the rollerball to easy removal for routine cleaning. 2) Should also include a package of extra rubber feet -- they always fall off eventually.

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Date Joined: 11/25/07

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