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Maximum PC Staff Nov 11, 2009

LG W2353V-PF

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LG insists its W2353V-PF is based on a true eight-bit TN panel, a feature that would make it unique in this roundup, so we were surprised at how poorly the display performed with several of our DisplayMate benchmarks. We were also irritated by the display’s gimmick of rendering a black screen by turning off its backlight. This might be acceptable if the transition was instantaneous—after all, there’s no better way to achieve true black—but the fade takes at least two seconds, which exposes the trick.

The LG produced inconsistent color uniformity, with colors near the top of the display appearing significantly darker than the same colors shown in the middle and bottom of the screen. This same flaw also manifested itself in DisplayMate’s graduated grayscale tests.


LG's W2353V-PF was the only monitor in this roundup that didin't come with a digital video cable (neither DVI nor HDMI).

The monitor had trouble with our other grayscale tests, as well, with peak white exhibiting a pinkish tinge. We noted a similar shift toward pink in facial skin tones when we studied high-res digital photographs of faces. And we encountered color-tracking errors, with red hues shifting toward orange as they increased in intensity.

The W2353V-PF did perform well in our game and movies tests, thanks to its two-millisecond gray-to-gray response time.

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Specifications
Viewable Area
23 inches
Native Resolution
1920x1080
Color Gamut
72 percent of NTSC
Color Depth
8-bit
Gray-to-Gray Response Time
2ms
Inputs
DVI, HDMI, VGA
THE VERDICT

LG W2353V-PF

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