REVIEW: HP Pavilion w2408h Part 7
Here, the OSD language can be selected from a list of nine languages.
This option contains the following settings and functions: Volume, OSD control, Energy-saving, Mode display, Status Info at startup, DDC/Ci support, front panel network LED, Sleep-timer and Standard video input.
Here, information such as the current and recommended refresh rate with vertical frequency (refresh rate), series number, version, hours of use for the backlight and the support address on the Internet.
Restore factory settings
Here, the factory settings for the HP Pavilion w2408h can be restored. A Yes/No confirmation request is put to the user before the changes take effect.
The MyDisplay screen manager software is included on the CD that comes with the w2408h. After installation and an update, the fill range of functions is available. The convenient and easy to use software includes a range of useful features, such as a simple calibration assistant (this is not comparable with calibration using Colorimeter).
The program controls automatic rotation for the pivot function amongst other things. MyDisplay runs on Windows 2000, XP and Vista. In our opinion, the range of functions and controls on the screen manager software is sufficient.
HP MyDisplay screen manager
The OSD and buttons make it convenient and easy to adjust settings on the HP w2408h. The screen menu is comprehensively structured and is not too convoluted. The large range of functions is particularly noteworthy; this includes selectable interpolation behaviour as well as smaller details such as an option for deactivating the power LED. In addition, 256 steps are available when the colours are being adjusted – this is exemplary. The functional MyDisplay screen manager software rounds off the positive experience in this section.
The HP Pavilion w2408h is equipped with a TN panel which is capable of reproducing the eight Bit pro RGB colour channel, which is the equivalent of 16.7 million colours. This is achieved using Frame Rate Control (FRC), whereby four colour frames are drawn on in succession for colour mixing.
Astonishingly, HP’s ´Vivid Color Technology´ turned out to be nothing more than an extended colour space according to our tests, which is rather unusual for a TN panel. In practice, the LCD monitor demonstrates minimal stripes in linear and radial green gradients. Slight striping is also visible in fine grey levels. However, this hardly spoils the very good subjective image impression.
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