Pros Matte screen, ergonomic feature of being able to tilt it slightly forward, very little heat generated ,(slightly warm to the touch) high resolution, easy-to-use OSD, and sleek design/ finish.
Cons Horrible vibrancy, colors are out of whack., (even after calibration) OSD operation is unpredictable, low contrast, body stains/ scratches easily, and underwhelming/ under performing features. Also does NOT come with DVI cable.
Summary My old 19? Samsung LCD died out on me recently, and unable to research my screens thoroughly, I went ahead and got this screen.
What a mistake!
I was so disappointed by the lack of sharpness, (even at the highest setting) the lack of vibrant colors, the weak contrast / brightness settings, the inability to truly change the blackness level (I at least couldn?t figure it out) and the underperforming features it had. (i.e. the dual web mode, the cinema mode, and the ?smart? capabilities)
While the OSD was simple and easy to use, sadly, the buttons were not. At first, I was so impressed how a simple little touch could turn the monitor on, or how the menu would pop up with minimal effort, but within three days, I found myself either having to thump the buttons, tap them a few times or had them not respond at all.
I did try this monitor out on a few music videos, TV shows, several games, and lastly my passion, photography. Awful at first, so I bought a Spyder 3 Elite (calibration tool I NEVER needed with my old Samsung) in hopes of a solution and to my disbelief, picture quality, saturation, sharpness, contrast and vibrancy were still abysmal.
The Simpson?s family looked more like pale orange characters as opposed to yellow, Lady Gaga?s ?Bad Romance? was too dark to see (even in the white room scenes where she is lit up perfectly!) Many of my games looked funky and my pictures- well? let?s not talk about how putrid they appeared.
Had to return it and bought myself a Samsung XL2370. Absolutely love it hands down.
To conclude, I would not recommend this screen to anyone who cares about their colors being ?true? and their overall image quality.
"excellent!"on by naples_video
Pros bright and clear, plenty of adjustments, colors appear accurate, great for dual screen video editing
Cons none from me at this point
Summary Bought 2 of these at HHGregg's grand opening for $150.00 each. One had a dead LCD bulb, HHGregg cheerfully replaced it then it too had a dead LCD bulb, returned / replaced and finally the third one was fine. A pinhole size but this item should not have passed GC. Overall very happy so far. Thanks LG and thanks HHGregg for their courteous service.I meant QC
Updated on Dec 12, 2010
Pros At $50 less than the Samsung PX2370 it's a no brainer when looking for an LED monitor.
Cons Does not come with an HDMI cable.
Pros I love it because I am upping from a 19" Viewsonic A90 and to me it seems so huge and vibrant I find it hard to be subjective.It is used in my basement so there is no issue with brightness it seems VERY bright to me! My games look great at 1920x1080
Cons You can't get too far off angle when viewing. The screen is still visible to almost a side on view but the colors are way off.
Summary I like this monitor very much. It's my first flat panel LCD so I can't be "expert" about it. It was also my favorite of all the lcd's on display at the store.
Pros Great Contrast, REALLY bright (sorry CNET review guy, maybe others are brighter but this one is bright enough to blind you...if you want it to be), wonderful 1080p definition, great features (although the dual web and Cinema mode don't work for mine)
Cons The Cinema and Dual Web mode don't work on mine...however i wasn't planning on using that a bunch anyway so not a big deal
Summary My last monitor (also an LG) was good, it had 720p resolution and good features, but seeing as i am a gamer i needed something that would work well for gaming. The monitor also definitely needed to have an HDMI port. With these requirements i happened to come across this one.
I hooked my PS3 up to this monitor as well as my computer and am EXTREMELY pleased with it! The headphone jack on the back is perfect for hooking up speakers as well, (in my case the "ice" speakers by iSound) blu-rays look great on it and it is amazing to view all sorts of HD content on it! I am very pleased with this monitor and will definitely buy from LG in the future!