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REVIEW: Philips 190P7ES/00 (P-MVA)

Warranty LCD/Backlight (Years): 5/5 incl. Pickup Service
Max. pixel faults (according to ISO 13406-2): Class II
Panel size: 19"
Pixel size [mm]: 0,294
Native resolution: 1.280 x 1.024
Visible screen size/diagonal [mm]: 376 x 301 / 481
Video-In, connector: 2 x DVI-I analog & digital
Vertical frequency [Hz]: 56 - 76
Max. horizontal frequency/ video bandwidth [kHz/MHz]: 30 - 81 / 140
Color mode preset/user: 4 / 1
LCD pivotable / portrait mode: Yes / Yes
LCD display arm option: Yes
Features: DVI-D cable, DVI-A cable, USB cable. power cable, internal power supply unit, Quickstart Guide, CD-Rom
Dimensions (W x H x D) [mm]: 429,6 x 414 – 544 x 215,3 (landscape mode incl. stand)
Weight [kg]: 8,2
Compliance: TCO 03, CE mark, EMC, Energy Star guidelines, FCC-B, UL, CSA, SEMKO, TUEV/GS, TUEV
Power consumption On/Stand-by/Off [Watt]: 40 / < 1 / < 1
Test date: 02.11.2006
Rating:  
Picture stability: ++ (digital) ++ (analog)
Viewing angle dependency: ++
Contrast: ++
Color space: ++
Subjective impression of image quality: ++
Shades of gray resolution: ++
Brightness allocation: +
Interpolation image quality: ++
Fabrication of case/frame, mechanics: ++
Operating, OSD: +
Suitable for occasional gamer: +
Suitable for hardcore gamer: +/-
Suitable for DVD/Video: ++
Price [incl. VAT. in Euros]: 360,00

++ very good, + good, +/- satisfactory, - bad, -- very bad

Introduction

The latest P-MVA panel featuring 1,300:1 contrast ratio, combined with an Overdrive accelerated response time of 8ms and a set of features that is unrivaled in this price category: The Philips 190P7ES goes strong – that is, as far as specs are concerned- offering high-end tech for a small budget.With street prices around 360 Euros, its price performance ratio can only be matched by the legendary Belinea 101920.

But we generally shouldn't let ourselves be blinded by purely theoretical specs. What's important is how it performs in real life. Therefore, we went ahead and gave the 190P7ES an in-depth review. Read on to find out whether this LCD is able to meet our high expectations.

All tests results were established using a digital connection via DVI-D. The analog signal input (via DVI-A) was merely used to test analog image quality. Our test system ran with a Sapphire Radeon 9800pro graphics card.

Scope of supply

The Philips 190P7ES comes with all the necessary cables: One analog DVI-A cable, one digital DVI-D cable, one USB cable for connecting the USB hub cable, and of course the obligatory power cable. Since the V-shaped stand needs to be mounted first, it is advisable to have a look into the supplied Quick-Start Guide.

While this guide may be laid out quite nicely, its accompanying content leaves to be desired. For instance it doesn't mention the fact that there is a screw included in the packaging with which one is supposed to securely attach the snapped-in stand to the monitor arm - the result being an extremely shaky stand.

Be sure to mind the fastening screw (middle of the picture) when attaching the stand

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