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ViewSonic VX1962wm 19-inch Widescreen LCD Monitor Review -


Product: ViewSonic VX1962wm 19-inch Widescreen LCD Monitor
Date: September 2, 2008
Author: Bob Buskirk
Edited By: Jason Griener
Provided By: ViewSonic
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There really is not a whole lot to do when testing a display, but we have setup a system that we test all new displays with. We test on movie and video playback, gaming, viewing angle, brightness / contrast, and color reproduction.

Brightness and contrast is something that you always want to look at when you are purchasing a monitor. The basic rule of thumb is you don't want the display to be too dull, too bright is ok because you can always turn that down. The brightness was set all the way up at 100 and the contrast to 70. After some fine tuning I set the brightness down to 90 and the contrast up to 75. The display is also very sharp; in the sharpness test none of the corners were blurry at all.

I was really surprised at the color reproduction on this display. All colors were very vibrant and "popped" more than on other displays we have looked at. I always do the all black test to see if any backlighting shows on the display. I was really surprised when I did this test because there was hardly any backlighting visible. This is especially good for when you are watching movies on the display.

As with most LCD displays the VX1962wm has a 170 degree horizontal viewing angle, which allows you to view the display for a pretty extreme angle. The display has a 150 degree vertical viewing angle which is a bit lower than other displays that we have seen, but vertical viewing angles are really not that important to most people.

I played many games on the VX1962wm included Unreal Tournament 3, Half-Life 2, Counter-Strike: Source, and World of Warcraft. There was no visible ghosting a artifacting at all and none should be expected with the displays 2ms response time.

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