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HP LP2475w 24" H-IPS LCD Review

Discussion in 'Hardware, Software & Troubleshooting' started by Skakruk, Jan 28, 2010.

  1. Kaleena

    Kaleena Unregistered User

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    Tbh I'm getting fed up with LCDs myself.
    Earlier in this thread I said that some LCDs have no blur but after seeing a CRT again I have to correct myself, I was totally wrong.
    Now I'm whining to myself all the time when I play or watch a movie (god, watching a movie on 60hz is such a nightmare once you start noticing how it's not smooth at all).

    But as someone who needs to move a lot I absolutely can't have a CRT these days. I seriously hope they hurry up with those FED/SED and OLED technologies if they can't improve LCDs more than that.

    @ chockimon : do tell us what you think about that ACER monitor once you get it, the refresh rate looks attractive to me but I'm afraid (judging by the forums) it has some issues.
     
  2. chockimon

    chockimon New Member

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    Well when it comes to LCD's it takes a lot to keep me happy, lol, but I must admit I'm perfectly content with this Acer GD235HZ. It isn't perfect, but honestly there's no such thing as the perfect all round LCD, but this comes pretty close. Thankfully I have no dead pixels, no back lighting problems and the viewing angles for a TN panel are also acceptable. The 2D desktop problems that people complained about are no where near as bad as they made out. If you do have a problem, it only takes 4 secs to disable the overdrive in the service menu. The problem of over sharpening is more prominent in Windows XP than Windows 7, where it isn't really a problem, not that I could harldy notice unless someone pointed it out. As for the 120hz refresh rate, it's only supported by default under Windows 7, as Windows XP doesn't recognise it, but it's easily rectified by creating a custom profile. When it comes to response rate & input lag, there is a big difference between 60hz & 120hz, but it doesn't solve the motion blur problems and you still need to have overdrive turned on. It's not as good as a CRT, but for the time being it's as good as you're going to get on a LCD. It's a damn site better than the HP ZR24w IPS panel that I sent back and that cost £100 more than this monitor. If you want an all round monitor for gaming, movies, editing photos and surfing the net, I would definitely recommend this monitor. Wings of Prey looks amazing on this monitor at 1920x1080, as do most 3D FPS games. Games such as Pes & Fifa have slight motion blur even at 120hz, but thankfully they are still more than playable. This monitor is highly recommended.
     
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  3. chockimon

    chockimon New Member

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    YW :) I've played a few games now and I've noticed some horizontal banding in some games, such as Tron 2, UT2004 & Crysis, especially in dark scenes where there's a lot of greys or dark browns. It can be a bit of an eye sore, but I guess this is another limitation of TN panels, but I'm still happy. It will do for the time being until something better comes along. For the most part, it's still a good monitor.
     

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