AfterDawn: Tech news

LG introduces 22-inch 10,000:1 DFC display

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 08 Apr 2008 17:01 User comments (6)

LG introduces 22-inch 10,000:1 DFC display Following last month's launch of a 19-inch 10,000:1 Digital Fine Contrast ratio display, LG has announced the launch of the W2252TQ 22-inch Widescreen monitor with the same contrast ratio.
Like its smaller brother, the display is "powered by LG's picture enhancing Chipset, F-Engine," and LG claims the latest display has the "best image definition and colour reproduction available today."

Among the other notable specifications, according to the source article, are:

- 10,000:1 DFC (when in F-Engine "Movie Mode")
- 2ms response time (grey-to-grey)
- 1680 x 1050 resolution
- 300 nits brightness/16.7cd/m2
- 170 degree viewing angle




LG displays

LG 27LZ5RV


LG 26LZ5RV

Not rated yet

LG 23LC1RB

Not rated yet

LG 20LC1R

Not rated yet

LG 15LW1R

Not rated yet
AD Hardware Section

Previous Next  

6 user comments

18.4.2008 17:04

Tell ya what! Everybody pool their money and buy me one of these bad boys that way I'll be able to write a good review for you all ;-) .
I'll even let you come over and watch it with me!

28.4.2008 17:18

How much and it's not even 1920x1080.

38.4.2008 17:53

Quote:
How much and it's not even 1920x1080.

Lol. I like all the LG electronics I have bought but it has to be 1080P for me too so when they have this on 24" then I will consider buying depending on the power consumption.

49.4.2008 0:54

Originally posted by iluvendo:
How much and it's not even 1920x1080.
No it's not, but then, it's not really intended for HD content. (No HDMI input, not even S-Video). It's basically just a PC monitor (no tuner). The response time is awfully good though; at 2ms that beats even some real HD monitors.

The LG website suggests a MSRP of $369.99, but I can get it here in Canada for $299.99 at 'The Source By Circuit City' (the replacement store for the USA's 'Radio Shack'), although I'd have to cough up another $52 for a DVI cable to hook it up to my PC.

All-in-all, it's a good-but-cheap PC monitor.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 09 Apr 2008 @ 0:57

59.4.2008 11:53

Originally posted by a_klingon:
although I'd have to cough up another $52 for a DVI cable to hook it up to my PC.

All-in-all, it's a good-but-cheap PC monitor.
http://www.monoprice.com/products/search.asp?keyword=dvi&x=0&y=0

I think you mean $5 :-D
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 09 Apr 2008 @ 11:54

69.4.2008 17:52

Quote:
Originally posted by a_klingon:
although I'd have to cough up another $52 for a DVI cable to hook it up to my PC.

All-in-all, it's a good-but-cheap PC monitor.
http://www.monoprice.com/products/search.asp?keyword=dvi&x=0&y=0

I think you mean $5 :-D
Oops! Actually, I had the right pricing info, (yeah, even for the cable), but the wrong department store!

I was in fact, looking at "Future Shop's" listing of this monitor, (not The Source's).

If you look at the LG W2252TQ page here...

http://www.futureshop.ca/catalog/proddet...710&catid=25074

... you'll see on the bottom right-hand-side of the page, a pic of the PC connection cable, the "Dynex 6.6' Digital Interface Cable DX-DVI2M", for a whopping $51.99!




It's amazing to me, DVDBack23, how retailers can get away with these prices. It's the same with HDMI cables for HD TVs/Monitors.

I bought a 'Belkin' brand HDMI 1.3 (1080P) cable for $24.97 at a local Walmart, and yet you can easily pay $140 for a 'Monster' brand cable of the very same specs. (Both have gold-plated contacts).

I think that's why it's important to keep informed about what's out there, and why sites like this one here, are an excellent front-line defence against consumer rip-offs.

(BTW Andre, thank you for the many news items you bring our way!) :)
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 09 Apr 2008 @ 18:15

Comments have been disabled for this article.

News archive