REVIEW: Hyundai W240D Part 7
The Zoom function for the OSD is a practical and innovative idea.
Finally, there is the menu option Recall, which restores the factory settings on the Hyundai W240D. Attention: there is no confirmation request – the function is carried out immediately.
Here, the user can choose from 14 languages for the OSD display.
The OSD on the Hyundai W240D makes a tidy impression and the menu structure is a maximum of two levels deep. Use of the menu is made difficult only by the poorly recognisable sensor buttons, which do not always react to touch.
We cannot understand why all colour adjustment (RGB) functions are missing when the 24-inch model is connected via DVI-D. Why the colour profiles are only available when the monitor is connected via HDMI and Component Video and why the RGB user colours can only be set when it is connected via D-Sub is a mystery to us.
Thus, the user cannot access any settings when the most common connection is in use, of all things, and is unable to calibrate the picture on the LCD monitor or adjust it to suit his/her needs. Depending on the graphics card and driver, the settings must then be changed on the software level.
The Hyundai W240D contains a TN-Panel which is capable of reproducing 16.7 million colours according to the manufacturer and thus theoretically delivers 256 gradients per RGB colour. In practice, however, slight stripes and gradients are visible in linear and radial grey and colour gradients. The Hyundai W240D also demonstrates banding when displaying grey gradients.
For particular colour patterns, the image also looks very unsettled, with an unpleasant effect that is perceived as flickering. Either the LCD monitor is badly set up in its default settings so that corresponding flickering effects are produced or the W240D can only display 16.2 million colours, contrary to the manufacturer’s information. That would mean that the monitor only works with three colour frames instead of four for Frame Rate Control (FRC).
Other 22- and 24-inch TN panel monitors have demonstrated visibly better display qualities in recent Prad tests.
For example, a clear, irritating flickering effect is visible on the Hyundai W240D when this colour pattern is displayed.
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