REVIEW: NEC LCD1990SXi Part 5
Located on the rear of the case, the connectors of the NEC LCD1990SXi are placed in an easily accessible location. The following inputs are provided: Power-in, D-Sub, DVI-I, DVI-D, and connector for NEC accessory products (Soundbar).
Inputs of the NEC LCD1990SXi
The NEC LCD1990SXi is based on a novel operational concept; aside from the extensive OSD, it additionally provides an advanced OSD mode. In the light of the extensive amount of configuration options, we are only going to focus on the most essential functions.
The monitor is controlled using a total of six buttons. What's extraordinary about this is the fact that four buttons are arranged horizontally and two buttons vertically. The controls elements are distributed in an L-shape, so to speak.
Picture showing the convenient buttons and their clear labels.
Die Tasten besitzen einen guten Druckpunkt und die Beschriftung ist beim hellen Modell sehr gut zu lesen. Bei der schwarzen Ausführung sind die Tasten nur bei ausreichender Beleuchtung gut erkennbar. Der Power Schalter befindet sich unten links. Links von ihm befindet sich der AmbiBright-Sensor und rechts davon die Status LED. Die mit INPUT beschriftete Taste schaltet zwischen den verfügbaren Signalquellen um. Bei aktiviertem OSM wird diese zur SELECT Taste, mit der eine Auswahl getroffen wird. Die unbeschriftete Taste rechts daneben öffnet das OSM und besitzt die Funktion EXIT, um Untermenüs oder das Menü selbst zu schließen.
The buttons have a nice tactile feedback and the labels are clearly legible on the light gray model. Whereas the buttons on the black color model can only be distinguished with sufficient lighting. The power button is located on the lower left. Left of it is the AmbiBright sensor and right of it is the status LED. The button labeled INPUT toggles between the available input signal sources. Once the OSD is activated, this button becomes the SELECT button for making selections. To the right of it is an unlabeled button which opens the OSD and has the EXIT function, i.e. closing submenus or exiting the main menu.
The rocker switch on the far right is used to navigate left and right in the OSD. Outside the OSD, the rocker switch provides direct brightness control. The second rocker switch located on the side gives direct access to contrast and is used to move up and down in the OSD. The unlabeled button placed just above it reverts the OSD back to the default factory settings. Before it executes, the user is first asked to confirm the function with the Select button. However, it does not ask explicitly whether the default values should be really loaded. This button can be used to manually adjust the menu orientation for portrait and landscape mode, in case of automatic adjustment being deactivated in the advanced OSD setup.
There is no direct button for automatic image adjustment of analog signals. In any case, there is no way around the OSD. Since this model is equipped with two DVI inputs, the analog input isn't likely to get used a lot anyways. Which is why we think this circumstance should not be of much concern. At any rate, the automatic image adjustment works flawlessly.
It should be noted that, in advanced OSD mode, the rocker switch cannot be directly used for contrast and brightness. The OSD of the NEC LCD1990SXi offers another special feature: Namely, the function of each button is displayed on-screen. When using the pivot, explanations of the functions are automatically adjusted according to the orientation of the panel.
The function of each button is displayed on-screen.
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