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ViewSonic VA2231wm-LED Black 22
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: It's a monitor. It basically does its job.

Cons: Out of the box, subtle grey horizontal lines appear permanently across the entire screen, especially noticeable in large white areas. It's almost like a pinstripe effect like you'd see in old versions of Mac OS X. Except it's not supposed to be there. It's not quite distracting enough to prevent me from using it, just... I knew this monitor was a budget model, so I didn't expect much, but this is pretty disappointing.

Also: the 'dynamic contrast' feature, which makes the display brighter or dimmer at seemingly random times, and is on by default, was extremely annoying. But it was easy enough to turn off using the front panel buttons, once I found the option.

Other Thoughts: Like most cheap monitors, it does not come with a DVI cable. I can't fault it for that; most people will never even know the difference.

I am using a DVI cable I purchased separately, but it did not improve the grey lines issue described above.

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LG W2242T-BF Black 22
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

3 out of 5 eggs Imperfect colour display even after calibration 10/07/2009

This review is from: LG W2242T-BF Black 22" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 DC 8000:1(700:1)

Pros: No dead pixels

Cons: Colour display seems all weird when first plugged in (to a Mac) - on 'factory default' settings, it's over-saturated and very low contrast (darks and lights run into each other). Tried playing with the presets and settings for hours without much luck. The thing that helped the most was using Display > Colour Calibration in System Preferences, but even then it still has a bit too much saturation and lower contrast compared to other inexpensive LCD monitors I've used. It's usable, but a bit disappointing. I don't think I'd get an LG monitor again.

Also, the stand tends to be a bit wobbly.

Other Thoughts: As others have said, be aware it doesn't come with a DVI cable.

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David D.'s Profile

Display Name: David D.

Date Joined: 02/16/04

  • Reviews: 2
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  • First Review: 10/07/09
  • Last Review: 02/07/12
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