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3.0 out of 5 stars Fair price but overrated, 29 Jan 2006
This review is from: Acer AL1916WS 19" Widescreen LCD Monitor (Personal Computers)
Other reviewers here, in my opinion, have overrated this product.
First-of-all, the colours are very washed-out. You hardly notice just looking at it, but when you place another (higher quality) monitor next to it, you can see that the difference is huge.
Secondly, there is a backlight issue. The backlight seeps through the back panel and this is hardly noticable when playing brighter games/films, however, when playing darker games/films it is very annoying.
Third, the colours are way too bright, on Condemned for the Xbox 360, black appears as light grey and it totally ruins the atmosphere of the game.
Fourth, using this for an Xbox 360 is NOT recommended, not only do the colours appear washed out (to be fair though, this is not noticeable on the majority of games), but the image is distorted. This is because the resolution is too big for the Xbox 360. The image will appear vertically stretched.
Nevertheless, this monitor is absolutely fine for normal PC useage (browsing web-pages etc.) and it comes with a fair price tag, but, it is not recommended for games.
If you're looking for a monitor for games, you can find others here for a similar price that are of much higher quality, such as the Samsung SM913N.
So, in short; this monitor is fine for people who do not play games, but for those that do, there are better monitors out there with similar price tags. And again, do NOT use this with an Xbox 360.
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