REVIEW: Belinea 101920 (No. 111919) Part 7
We can not arrive at a final conclusion that would allow us to make definite statements on the Belinea 101920’s suitability for hardcore gamers. This is something that is perceived very individually and especially hardcore gamers are generally considered to be very picky in this aspect. But judging from previous experiences with other models we would tend to assess the Belinea 101920 as being suited for gaming.
Picture taken from Half-Life 2
The way the Belinea 101920 interpolates can not be set within the OSD. This, as it with many other displays too, only left us with the option of making interpolation settings via the menu of the graphics card driver. The corresponding functions can be found within the driver options of both ATI and nVidia. However, these settings can only be made when monitor and graphics card are connected digitally.
When it came to DVD playback, the Belinea 101920 left a truly convincing impression. Fine color gradients and grey shades in movies – like fog, clouds or dark passages in Star Wars are displayed without any problems. The fact that there is no streaking or ghosting visible even in hectic scenes or rapid camera pannings (i.e. such as those seen in Matrix) can be thanked to Overdrive. The deep black level should be mentioned on a positive remark, too. On the whole, the Belinea 101920 completed the DVD test with excellency.
The Belinea 101920 was reviewed with the following DVD titles
The Belinea 101920 looks like an interesting bargain at a street price of around 400.00 Euros. Its performance in terms of responsiveness can be regarded as on par with other Overdrive models such as the Fujitsu Siemens P19-2 for instance. The reproducible color space is comparable to the one other displays capable of 8 Bit per RGB color can provide. However, its color fidelity can not quite cope with results seen from such contestants as the Fujitsu Siemens P20-2. Of course, displays like the Eizo L778-K with its 10 Bit Lookup Table clearly outperform the Belinea in terms of color reproduction qualities, but in turn, require more extensive funds.
The Belinea 101920 can’t be found any real fault with. Even the fabrication quality and design appear respectable for a gadget coming from this price range. The lack of a DVI cable might seem annoying at first but this can be probably ascribed to the low price. But then again, DVI cables can be purchased for around 10 Euros which makes this thing a minor issue only.
Altogether, it has to be said that the Belinea provides good to very good properties. In terms of price / performance ratio, the Belinea 101920 clearly scores a very good. If you are on the lookout for an inexpensive 19 inch LCD model sporting Overdrive, you can go ahead with the Belinea 101920 without having fear of regret.
Overall rating: GOOD
Technical specifications: Belinea 101920 (No 111919)
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