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July 6, 2006

LG Flatron L1970HR LCD monitor for gamers

My gaming days are mostly behind me but the LG Flatron 1970HR LCD monitor caught my eye when I saw the 2 ms response time. John R. Delaney has kicked its tires at PC Magazine and here’s the net:

Known for turning out stylish TVs, cell phones, and computer displays, LG Electronics continues the trend with its 19-inch Flatron L1970HR ($420 street) LCD monitor. This flashy 1,280-by-1,024 panel features a 1,600:1 contrast ratio and the fastest LCD pixel-response rating—2 milliseconds—I’ve ever seen. Gamers and video buffs will appreciate the monitor’s smooth motion performance, but if you’re working with lots of small text or photos, look elsewhere.

The big story here is the L1970′s amazingly fast 2-ms (black to white) pixel-response rating. I put it to the test while playing several rounds of Doom 3 and was blown away by the panel’s smooth motion performance. Granted, it’s not CRT quality, but there was no noticeable ghosting and very few motion artifacts. I fired up The Matrix on DVD to see how the monitor handled the tough combination of fast action and dark shading and came away impressed, although there was a slight loss of shadow detail. Even so, gamers and multimedia mavens will have a ball with this display.

He does report some problems with grayscale rendition and ultra small fonts, although I suspect those are way, way down on most people’s “must have” feature lists.

Posted at 11:05 pm. Filed under Companies, Displays, LCD, LG

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  1. ASUS announces its LCD monitor for gamers -- Cool Tech Reviews Says:

    [...] No sooner did I spot the LG Flatron L1970HR LCD monitor for gamers, than ASUS jumped into the 2ms response game. It’s too early for reviews and the pricing and availability have still to be revealed, but Gizmodo has some of the specs: To start with the nitty gritty, this behemoth has a 1280×1024 native resolution, 800:1 contrast ratio, 320cd/m2 brightness and a very nice 2ms response time for optimal gaming and minimal ghosting. The fun doesn’t end there, either. This display has three USB 2.0 ports, DVI-D, D-SUB, 1.3-megapixel webcam, microphone/headphone inputs and even an integrated 2.1-channel speaker system that includes a fancy tube-like subwoofer on the back side. There’s more by following the link and at ubergizmo, but I think it’s clear this baby will have a premium price. Posted at 9:26 pm. Filed under Companies, Displays, LCD, ASUS   [link] [...]

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