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This review is from: LG 32MP58HQ-P Black 31.5" FHD IPS Widescreen LED Backlight Monitor 5ms 1920 x 1080 at 60 Hz, On Screen Control w/ Screen Split& Anti-Glare with 3H Hardness HDMI/D-Sub 250 cd/m2 1000:1
Pros: Good Sale Price
No Dead Pixels
No noticeable ghosting issues appeared on games (COD 4, FarCry 3,4, The Witcher)
Cons: Size and Resolutions: A 32" monitor is just to big for 1920X1080 @60Hz resolution
Only one Custom Setting
Warranty: Only 1 year (same you get on a 9 dollar toaster)
Slight Back light Bleed
High Gloss Screen
Each use requires adjustments (Meaning no one adjustment for all your needs)
Other Thoughts: This is my first LG product and I'm not overly impressed with it. I spent hours adjusting the settings using software calibration tools and you just can't get a clear picture for multi purpose. So your always changing the settings between Web pages, text documents, games, movies etc as you can't use the 1 custom setting to display a decent picture in all those uses. So you can't use Photo Mode to play a game, or Game Mode to watch a movie and Custom mode can't be set up to display both. The monitors presets are pretty off in my opinion so each will require adjustments for use.
Because the resolution is so low for a 32 inch monitor some text appears "blotchy" depending on the font used with alternate letters looking like they are bold letters. Icons and some solid pictures tend to show big pixels (pixelation) and some photos will display with noise in them. The warranty is a joke at only 1 year (said 3 years when I bought it) as you get the same coverage for a nine dollar toaster you bought at a store. This tells me LG may not stand behind their product should an issue arise.
The Specs list "Anti-Glare" screen and in my opinion it's a High Gloss/High Glare screen. I have this in a dimly lite bedroom and you can easily see your reflection. This would be a serious issue with a light source directly behind you but mines off to the side. I bought this to replace an ageing Hanns-G HG-281DPB Active Matrix, TFT LCD monitor I got in 2008 and to be honest that old monitor blows this one away in screen quality and display colors and had a higher resolution (1920X1200). It was hoping that with the newer technology in today's monitors you would get a better picture but that isn't the case for this monitor.
You'll need to spend more $$$$ to get a decent 32 inch monitor as this one just doesn't produce a quality picture because of the low resolution so if your looking at anything over the 27 inch barrier then select one that has a higher screen resolution and refresh rate because even though everything looks bigger it becomes distorted and blotchy as there is simply not enough pixels to fill in the extra spaces at this low resolution.
Pros: No dead Pixels
Was on sale
Cons: Defective Stand
Back Light Bleed
Other Thoughts: I wrote an in depth review about 8 days ago but I guess newegg chose not to post it as It contained 3 links to video's of the defects of this product. Anyway others have complained about the stand on this monitor and I can confirm that according to BenQ it is defective. On mine the monitor leans to the left and and rocks back and forth about 3/4 to 1 inch once the stand is installed and the monitor is upright.
The brackets inside the monitor housing and the bracket on the stand arm are the wrong size and don't fit snug into each bracket which allow about 1mm-2mm of play. This equates to the excessive movement once all the parts are attached. I sent these videos to BenQ and they confirmed the monitor is not supposed to have that kind of movement once everything is installed.
BenQ did send me another stand arm to try but it had the same results as the bracket itself is the problem and not the arm. Since I was still within my 30 day window monitor was returned to newegg for a refund. Unless your doing away with the stand (wall mounting) I would not recommend this monitor until the stand issue is addressed as NO monitor should lean to one side or the other after it's set upright.
Pros: Fast and pretty quite during burns.
Although it heats up a bit in a multi burn session ( 4 or more DVD burns right after each other) I got no coasters.
Cons: Deducted 1 star for being noisy on PC startup. It kind of clicks and clacks for a few seconds when the PC is started and the drive has power applied to it. (Gear bay drive noise)
Other Thoughts: Other then the one Con I posted it operates well. Watched a DVD movie using it and was quiet the whole time when it was reading.READ FULL REVIEW