Viewsonic VX2260WM - 22" Full HD monitor

Written by Jeremy Laird

January 5, 2009 | 07:51

Tags: #1080 #1080p #1920 #1920x1080 #22 #22in #22-inch #dvi #evaluation #full #hd #hdcp #hdmi #image #monitor #performance #quality #review

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Features & Build Quality

  • Diagonal: 22 inches
  • Display Type: TN+Film TFT
  • Backlight: CCFL
  • Native Resolution: 1,920 x 1,080
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Pixel pitch: 0.248mm
  • Contrast Ratio: 1,000:1 (static), 20,000:1 (dynamic)
  • Brightness: 300cd/m²
  • Pixel Response: 5ms (on/off), 2ms (grey-to-grey)
  • Inputs: DVI, HDMI (HDCP), VGA, 3.5mm audio
  • Viewing angles: 170/160 degrees H/V
  • Chassis Adjust: Tilt
  • Extras: 2x 1W Stereo speakers
  • Dimensions: 4.2kg, 516.5 x 486 x 193 mm
  • Warranty: Three years (parts and labour)
At first glance, there's little to chose between it and the new Iiyama. Both use cheap and cheerful TN panel technology, have similar proportions and specifications and largely the same feature set including dynamic contrast and colour enhancement circuitry.

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But the VX2260WM does have a few extras to help justify its slightly stiffer pounds-sterling sticker. For starters, there's a game console-friendly HDMI port to go along with the default DVI and VGA sockets. With HDMI, of course, comes HDCP and hence support for playback of protected content including Blu-ray movies. This Viewsonic, therefore, is that little bit more flexible.

It also sports significantly swankier threads. In place of the Iiyama's coarse matte materials, Viewsonic has opted for a glossy black plastic finish along with a few swooping design flourishes to the bezel and base. Even the “HDMI” and “1080p Full HD” logos do their bit to lift the tone.

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Granted, it's pretty conventional consumer electronics chic – Apple and Sony have nothing to fear. Likewise, the tilt-only stand is no ergonomic masterpiece. But with so many affordable screens plumping for the poverty-stricken look, a bit of showroom-friendly sheen doesn't hurt.
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