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Initially, the Lagom image test suite revealed a dire black level, but we rectified this by heading into the OSD and increasing the gamma level.
Originally Posted by sb1991Also, there's a version of this monitor with a better stand and internal power supply (the IPS231P), which costs the same. Bonus: a monitor revew done properly.
Originally Posted by steve30xQuote:Originally Posted by sb1991Also, there's a version of this monitor with a better stand and internal power supply (the IPS231P), which costs the same. Bonus: a monitor revew done properly.Thats a different monitor. It doesnt even have hdmi input.
It seems that LG have lead with an advertised 5ms G2G response time to capture interest in the screen, but in reality it behaves far more like a non-overdriven 14ms ISO rated screen. It is quite comparable to the NEC EA232WMi, EA231WMi and ViewSonic VP2365wb models, all of which are quoted with a 14ms response time and do not use overdrive technologies. That's not to say they are that bad, and in fact they are still reasonable for some light gaming and certainly fine for movies and other normal day to day uses. The IPS231P isn't as fast as well overdriven 23" models like the Asus ML239H and Dell U2311H though and so those would be a better choice if you want a gaming screen in this size range.
Originally Posted by sb1991They make two versions of what is effectively the same monitor. The one Bit-Tech reviewed is the 'consumer' model which has an HDMI port and a basic stand, but I get the feeling more people here would appreciate the business-oriented model, with a better stand and no need for another power brick. The image quality etc. should be the same in both cases. Edit: there's a third model as well, the (smaller) IPS226V. Seems to be going for less than £130, which is pretty amazing for a 1920x1080 IPS monitor.
Originally Posted by loftieThe problem with monitors, and even sound devices, is that it IS subjective. If at the end of the day the monitor on the box says 'Best Monitor in the world!' and it has the stats to back it up, if it looks like a pile of crap to you, then it's a pile of crap.
If you're interested in a new monitor, go out and have a look at them, it's the only way.
Bit Tech provide a sort of "man down the pub" review of monitors
Originally Posted by do_it_anywayThanks Bit-tech. I for one enjoy the shorter monitor review.
I want to know a few things from my monitor reviews. Does it look good? Does its response impact negatively in games? What can I connect up?
I am actually really interested in this. I can have a 23" IPS screen and connect my PC and PS3 for under £150? Whats the catch?
Oh, it uses a powerbrick and has a poorer stand. But the viewsonic is more expensive and doesn't have HDMI.
Sounds like all the info the average consumer needs is there.
If I want more indepth analysis I will go to a specific sound and vision site. Thanks for the heads up that this monitor is worth shortlisting! :)
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