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REVIEW: LG Flatron W2261VP

Warranty LCD/Backlight (Years): 3 incl. Backlight and Pickup Service
Max. pixel faults (according to ISO 13406-2): Class II
Panel size [inch]: 22
Pixel size [mm]: 0,248
Native resolution: 1.920 x 1.080 (16:9)
Visible screen size/diagonal [mm]: 476,6 x 268,1 / 546,1
Video-In, connector: 1 x D-Sub (analogue), 1 x DVI-D (digital), 1 x HDMI (digital), 1 x headphone out (3,6 mm)
Vertical frequency [Hz]: 56 - 75
Max. horizontal frequency/ video bandwidth [kHz/MHz]: 30 - 83 / 135
Color mode preset/user: 3 / 1
LCD pivotable / portrait mode: No / No
LCD display arm option: No
Features: D-Sub VGA cable, DVI-D cable, power cable, CD-ROM, user manual
Dimensions (W x H x D) [mm]: 521 x 435 x 220 (with feet)
Weight [kg]: 3,8
Compliance: Engery Star, CE
Power consumption On/Stand-by/Off [Watt]: < 45 / < 1 / < 1
Test date: 05.10.2009
Rating:  
Picture stability: ++ (digital) + (analogue)
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: + (progressive)
Price [incl. VAT. in Euros]: 160,00

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

Introduction

With the W2261VP, LG is bringing a new monitor to the market which should enthuse gamers in particular - a "gamer’s plaything", to use the manufacturer’s wording. As well as a DVI input, the W2261VP also has a HDMI input for external player devices. Two millisecond response time (grey to grey), Full-HD resolution, 16:9 widescreen format and a contrast ratio of up to 50,000:1 sound very promising. TN panel (Twisted Nematic) with 16,7 million colours is used in the LG W2261VP. The maximum brightness of 300 cd/m² should make it possible to work in almost all lighting conditions. The LG W2261VP also supports the playback of copy-protected content via its digital outputs using HDCP.

With our detailed test, we would like to find out whether the positive-sounding manufacturer’s details are also convincing in practice.

The LG W2261VP was connected and tested on the digital DVI output of an Nvidia Geforce GTX 275 from Asus, connected via a DVI cable. Calibration was carried out using an Eye-One colorimeter from X-Rite together with the iColor software from Quato and Colorimeter HCFR. The Sony BDP-S 350 Blu-ray player was used as an external player source for Blu-ray media, connected via HDMI cable.

Scope of supply

The packing of the LG W2261VP is very compact. Weighing 5.4 kg including packaging, the model is a true flyweight. Two handles make it easier to transport the box, but the light weight and compact dimensions mean that these are not truly necessary. The scope of supply and first steps are printed on the inside of the box. The accessories and base are separated from the monitor with a Styrofoam layer and cannot scratch it; in addition, the screen and the base are inside a foam bag. In order to play it safe, the screen and base are covered with protective sheets – thus, the sensitive lacquered surface of the LG W2261VP can be protected as well as possible.

The packaging of the LG W2261VP.

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