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Very Impressive Monitor,
This review is from: LG W2343T 23 inch LCD Monitor 16:9 - DVI-D Glossy Black (Personal Computers)
I think that like most buyers I tend to do quite a bit of research before making a purchase on most things. Whilst I give this monitor 5 stars I must start with a negative.The Monitor apparently should be supplied with both an EU (2 pin) and UK power lead. The Uk Plugged Lead was not in the kit. I seem to remember somwhere else a complaint about this. Bear in mind that the lead is what I call a 'kettle ' lead (power lead for most desktop computers, so a spare maybe about somewhere.) Having had a previous monitor 'in situ' I just used the old monitor's lead. I admit that if you just bought a new desktop computer and included the monitor it would be a nuisance to find no UK lead. I must emphasize that I never contacted Amazon about the missing lead. Nor can I blame Amazon for something that LG should be resolving during their packing process.
Now for the good news......I am running Windows 7 O/S the box says it works under Vista and is the usual Plug and Play. Although LG recommend installing the software that came with the kit. I did not install it. The reason for this was, I had a few minor problems with Windows 7 and did not want to install outmoded drivers. I thought if this is truly P&P lets see what Windows 7 makes of it...... Oh Ye of little faith! No problem at all, it worked straight away. The screen resolution is set to full HD 1920 x 1080.(This can be adjusted if needed). I do quite a bit of photography work using CS4 and other progs.Since most photos are are taken with the full 12 megapixel setting. This monitor in full HD shows excellent quality on the photos viewd. There has been no obvious change of colour cast across or down the image display. So that's good news for anyone into graphic design or Photography, where it might be critical. If I ever get a Blueray player (who can afford blueray films anyway?)I am sure this monitor's resolution will be brilliant.The screen surface is anti-glare which is useful if windows are nearby.The common glossy black finish looks good and the on off switch is strategically placed and cleverly designed.(If you buy one you will see what I mean). Remember I have not installed the software and am using straight out of the box. I have had no need to alter the contrast/brightness etc. I have a feeling I may need to do this if adjustments are necessary. As I am content with the display.You know the old saying.......If it aint broke ,dont fix it!
I am still tring to work out how LG have managed to to this. It is a widescreen monitor (16 x 9) but shows circles as they would appear in 4 x 3 format. IE; Usually widescreem images you see on some WS televisions and on my previous monitor the image is stretched the fill the screen I was so used to seeing oval circles on my old monitor that I could not believe what I was seeing.There before my very eyes were pefectly round circles. The clever boys at LG have designed something they call Widescreen 4x3 technology. What on earth this I don't know , all I can say is that it works very well. I gotta feeling if I asked how they did it, if they told me they would have to shoot me.