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Budget Buy, But Okay...
1 December 2017
A bit dated, bought in error, Duh! Couldn't be hassled with the return so kept it. Viewing angles not great, desk angle fine and clear when looking slightly down at the screen from directly in front, but it has black spot/negative photo issues at slight viewing angles that later models have ironed out now. I need to put it on the floor and make a little stand with books to get a watchable angle/image if I want to watch anything while in bed. If you haven't spent a Sunday in bed streaming back to back movie trilogies or a ten episode box set then why not?! Try it as the ultimate self indulgence. If you have kids, then unlucky, try it when they leave home.
Film quality (blu ray via DVI cable) excellent at full 1920 x 1080. Some good pre set screens, the film setting gives good contrast. Also has a slight ability to tilt, about 5 degrees, which is a plus as most budget Acer screens are fixed angle. If you like to stream films and TV buy this and one of those swiveling arm/stand thingies and a long cable, so you can always get a good view, desk or bed, The power lead is long enough for most set ups at about 6 ft. I wouldn't wall mount it flat. You'll still save a few quid and be content.
Seems to stutter with 'live' action during FPS' or online multiplayer games, turning down the 1920 x 1080 game resolution to about 1280 x 720 on the graphics card (Radeon HD 7700 2G) sorted this out. However my last screen handled full HD games with the same card fine on full res' at medium/high. Is this down to the screens' ms delay rating? Maybe, my last screen was 2 ms, this is 5 ms. But it could also be driver issues or my card slowly dying. Serious gamers should avoid and pay more for something quicker, just in case.
Final thing, I know, that's a lot already, but avoid disappointment and order a DVI cable if you don't already have one.The listing says it has a DVI cable, it doesn't, it has a VGA cable and ports for both.