REVIEW: Eizo L565-K Part 2
The VGA cables can be attached very quickly and easily, since accessing the respective connectors proves to be very convenient. A cable duct or cover plate was completely omitted by Eizo.
The incorporated speakers are weak, that is to say weak in every possible regard. Volume, bass, treble or sound quality in general can't convince. Although integrated speakers can generally not be much expected from, in this case the playback of Windows sounds is just about all that they could be used for. These speakers would in no way suffice for games or music. The Volume can be directly controlled by making use of two buttons. Additionally there is a head phone connector that can be used.
The Eizo provides a picture that appears to be excellent, rich in contrast and gaudy. Due to the high viewing angles of 170 degrees both vertically and horizontally, no difference to a CRT monitor can be spotted anymore. The viewing angles seem absolutely stable.
Shades of white are outstanding and shades of black have to be regarded as good. Grey scales and color gradients can convince us just as much. The illumination uniformity of the Eizo L565-k is absolutely even balanced and perfect.
The Eizo could easily cope with rapid picture sequences. Sequences of the movie Matrix have been played back on the screen. Here, the L565 made an excellent impression and convinced us with its very good image quality.
The Eizo was also able to score in streaking formation, - or lack thereof. Even though its Dual-Domain IPS panel reveals marginally longer streaks than the recently reviewed LG 1710B (S-IPS panel with 16 ms by LG.Philips) for instance, or the AOC LM720A (TN panel with 16 ms), the Eizo can in contrast leave both models behind in terms of viewing angle dependency. Gamers are going to appreciate the capabilies of this monitor a lot.
The analog picture quality is excellent and no difference could be noticed compared to the digital. The interpolated picture is good and the automatic picture adjustment works flawlessly.
Altogether, operating the OSD could be judged as satisfactory only. There are too many single clicks required. It is rather hard to try to handle the OSD intuitively and for that reason a separate depiction of the OSD has been included. The input signal source (analog or digital) can be directly selected be with button "SIG.", as well as automatic picture adjustment respectively with the button "AUTO" in case the gadget is connected to analog port of the graphics card.
As we already mentioned the volume of the speakers is also directly adjustable at the monitor. Muting is possible as well.
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