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    Default Computer Monitors .... LCD or LED-Backlit?

    What's the tradeoff between them?
    Which would you choose & why?

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    I recently bought the LG 2350 LED back lit monitor and it looks awesome. I even have my PS3 hooked up to it as it looks just like the 240hz TV's when watching Blu Ray.
    The trade off better color over a standard LCD and very light weight.my 23' feels like it is 3 pounds.

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    Just got the 22" (LG 2250). Couldn't believe how small the box was and, as you mentioned, how light weight it is. I think it's because LCDs have one large (heavy) bulb in them to provide light, whereas (obviously) the LED-backlit must be using thousands of LEDs.

    Also, the power supply on this is a small box outside the monitor itself.

    I haven't optimized the display yet & I probably don't have the most up to date drivers, which (I hope) explains why I have a 1/2" to 3/4" band of black between the Windows desktop and the inside edge of the display & why lettering looks a bit fuzzy.

    I need to run WIndows update & maybe go to the LG website. Any of these symptoms sound familiar to you, RP?

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    Definitely update your video driver. You should check your screen resolution, and set it to one that has a 16:9 aspect ratio. You can also probably run the Auto Image Adjust on the monitor too and see if that helps.
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    Led monitors outperform their LCD counterpart and do it with much less energy.


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    Quote Originally Posted by beingbobbyorr View Post
    Just got the 22" (LG 2250). Couldn't believe how small the box was and, as you mentioned, how light weight it is. I think it's because LCDs have one large (heavy) bulb in them to provide light, whereas (obviously) the LED-backlit must be using thousands of LEDs.

    Also, the power supply on this is a small box outside the monitor itself.

    I haven't optimized the display yet & I probably don't have the most up to date drivers, which (I hope) explains why I have a 1/2" to 3/4" band of black between the Windows desktop and the inside edge of the display & why lettering looks a bit fuzzy.

    I need to run WIndows update & maybe go to the LG website. Any of these symptoms sound familiar to you, RP?
    I haven't had any problems with the screen but my suggestion like CD brought up is the screen resolution. Also updating the driver is a good idea. But I am also not using windows. actually rather than doing a windows update go to the manufacture of the Video Card or the manufacture of the computer if it is proprietary manufacture and look for the latest video drivers. Then after updating you can try different screen resolutions I am running mine at 1440X900 and it fills the screen perfectly.

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    RP --

    Are you using an HDMI or DVI cable to drive your 2350 ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by beingbobbyorr View Post
    rp --

    are you using an hdmi or dvi cable to drive your 2350 ?
    hdmi

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoyalPain View Post
    I haven't had any problems with the screen but my suggestion like CD brought up is the screen resolution. Also updating the driver is a good idea. But I am also not using windows. actually rather than doing a windows update go to the manufacture of the Video Card or the manufacture of the computer if it is proprietary manufacture and look for the latest video drivers. Then after updating you can try different screen resolutions I am running mine at 1440X900 and it fills the screen perfectly.

    Just to close the loop on this issue:

    I use a resolution of 1920 x 1080 (native), the HDMI cable, and I have since
    -- run Windows update (Windows 7)
    -- loaded the drivers from the DVD that came with the LG2250
    -- loaded the drivers that came with the ATI Radeon card

    No change to either the 1/2-3/4" black-band problem or jagged edges of characters.

    I opened a tech support case w/ LG, and their response was:



    Thank you for contacting LG Electronics. I sincerely apologize for the inconvenience this situation might have caused you.

    I will gladly assist you with your inquiry. Actually, the HDMI is optimized on the AV equipment; however it might not support PC connection to HDMI.

    Please try installing the monitor using different connections.


    So, I tried a DVI cable, and .... viola. Both problems went away and the display is now as perfect as I could hope for. Kind of dissappointing that HDMI (which I thought was 'state of the art') is non-optimal, but it doesn't matter to me .... would if this monitor had built-in speakers and I were trying to minimize wiring from PC to display, but that's not the case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Creeping Death View Post
    Definitely update your video driver. You should check your screen resolution, and set it to one that has a 16:9 aspect ratio. You can also probably run the Auto Image Adjust on the monitor too and see if that helps.
    This did nothing, BTW.

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