Worth spending the money over what you get with a Dell
Michael R, Amazon
11 November 2010
Summary: I love this monitor. I chose to splurge and not get the cheap bundle monitor that I could have got with my computer from Dell. It is like working with a television. The colors are crisp and nice and I am able to work for hours in front of the monitor and then switch to watch movies. Definitely a good buy.
Summary: Very nice monitor with excellent bright screen. Arrived with no bad pixels. No complaints considering the price so it was a very good buy. I gave this to my son and decided that I actually needed a monitor that had HDMI and a slightly larger screen so I upgraded to an HD monitor. This is a great axillary monitor however and I do not hesitate recommending it.
Summary: Got the monitor from Best Buy but I had to return it since the screen itself had been damaged during shipping. The replacement was working just fine. It took all of about ten minutes to set up. I didn't bother with the instructions at all. The plastic stand was a bit odd to figure out. I had to reduce both brightness and contrast quite a bit before I could actually work with the screen. Once done with that business, the screen looked really good.
Summary: Initially I had the monitor connected via its VGA port, and the image was blurry no matter what resolution I set it to. My graphics card didn't have DVI, so I bought an nVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 (for ~$30), and swapped it in. With the digital signal at the W1952TQ's native resolution of 1440x900, the image is gorgeous. The nVIDIA drivers & nView handle all the color adjustments (though I didn't find any were necessary), so LG's forteManager isn't necessary.
Summary: Just had this monitor for a day, but I can already see it's a huge improvement over the Samsung Syncmaster 17 I was using before. The image is very clear and bright, and seems easier on the eyes. I'm using it in the native 1440x900 mode. (Other mode choices that are not 1.6:1 produce a stretched or narrowed image.
Summary: After trawling the net for 19" monitors with DVI connectivity for under 150 quid, found this one and ordered it after seeing good reviews, and it is great! Worked straight out the box, one stuck pixel which quickly righted itself after flashing the screen a few times. Some reviews have rubbished the tilt function of the stand but to be honest the wide viewing angle pretty much cancels this out.
Summary: What a superb monitor. Great clarity and resolution. Rock solid on DVI input. Driven by a cheap-ish graphics card and still rocks at 1440x900 pixels. Wide screen works straight out of the box on XP. Case finish looks great and LG quality is renowned.