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LG Cinema 3D LCD Monitor TV review

TV monitor hybrid is a jack of all trades
Tue Dec 06 2011, 17:29
LG DM2350D 3D Cinema monitor

Product LG DM2350D Cinema 3D LCD Monitor TV
Website
http://www.lg.com/uk
Specifications
23in TN LCD display, 1920x1080 resolution, 16:9 aspect ratio, 5ms response time, 7,000,000:1 contrast ratio, 250cd/m2 brightness, 16.7 million colours, anti-glare, 2D-3D conversion, VGA, two HDMI ports, USB 2.0, Scart, component input, built-in tuner, remote control, 3D glasses
Price
£219


KOREAN TECHNOLOGY FIRM LG Electronics aims to attract users to the world of 3D by launching a hybrid monitor and TV display with some unique features and a decent price point.

The Cinema 3D DM2350D, to give the hybrid its full name, seeks to fulfill the needs of those wanting a PC monitor or television and who also want to experience the so-called 'benefits' of 3D technology.

At 23in, it's not the biggest display, but the DM2350D more than makes up for it with impressive picture quality. We've seen some well designed monitors at The INQUIRER, and the LG model is definitely a looker.

LG DM2350D 3D cinema face on

The bezel is thin on three planes and widens out at the bottom, where the eight touch-sensitive buttons are located. Beneath the Life's Good logo runs a line of transparent crystal that features an LED lamp. This remains on when the device is running and flashes when the device is in power saving mode. The base is well-proportioned and when it is screwed on the assembly weighs a total of 4kg.

Works well as a monitor
LG has used twisted nematic (TN) technology for the LCD display, so the viewing angles on the monitor are not as wide as LCD displays using in-plane switching (IPS) technology. Nevertheless, the use of an LED-backlight helps to deliver crisp colours and deep blacks. The display comes with full HD 1920x1080 resolution, a 7,000,000:1 contrast ratio and 16:9 native aspect ratio. The 5ms response time makes it suitable for gaming use, although the the 250cd/m2 brightness is not the best we have seen.

The screen has been given the anti-glare treatment, making it useable in environments with bright overhead lighting, although we're pretty sure that your boss isn't going to be splashing out on this unit in the near future.

On the back there are various connections for numerous devices including PCs, Macs and laptops to be hooked up. The display features two HDMI ports, a VGA port, a Scart port, as well as component connections and the standard audio jacks. All the connections are just over halfway down the chassis and are easily accessible, so you're not going to be have to crane your neck when hooking up cables.

LG DM2350D 3D cinema ports
There is also a solitary USB port that allows users to plug in a memory stick and view pictures and videos directly from it instead of having do so through a computer. This is a nifty feature and the plug-and-play nature together with the easy to navigate interface mean that it works really well.

 

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