LG M2280D 22-Inch 1080p LED LCD Monitor
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- Built-in Digital TV Tuner
- LED Backlighting
- Full HD 1080p
- 5M:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
- Built In Surround Sound
- Super LED panel provides a slim profile and delivers amazing brightness clarity
- Multi use monitor, no external HDTV receiver box is required.
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With a Built-in Digital Tuner and DOLBY SURROUND sound, the M80D is setup to bring your favorite movies and TV shows to life, along with online content and games from your computer. This is a monitor for someone who expects more.
You won't believe your eyes
Tired of dark images or dull colors? LG's LED technology provides a slim profile and delivers amazing brightness, clarity and color detail, as well as greater energy efficiency compared to conventional monitors.
Full HD 1080p
This stunning picture is the reason you wanted HD in the first place. With almost double the pixel resolution, Full HD 1080p gives it superior picture quality over standard resolution. You'll see details and colors like never before.
5M:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Worried about dark scenes? Our dynamic contrast ratio of 5,000,000:1 delivers incredibly vibrant colors and deeper and darker blacks.
Built-In Digital TV Tuner
Multi use monitor, no external HDTV receiver box is required. The high-performance built-in Digital TV tuner will deliver vivid digital images.
Make installation of any enabled device a snap. Get deeper colors and take advantage of a Full HD experience. HDMI connectivity lets you prepare yourself for tomorrow's technology today.
Energy Star Rated
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I bought this unit to be used as a wall mount bedroom TV and as a monitor for playing PS3 games. It performs those functions ok, but I cannot watch TV laying down, I have to sit propped up or you get a blurred out picture. I also can't sit on the edge of my bed to play PS3 games, I have to sit on an elevated bar stool to see the graphics properly.
If it weren't for the limited viewing angle I'd rate this monitor/TV as excellent, but I have to down grade it to very good. If you buy it to use as an eye level monitor, it should serve you very well.
For the price, one would hope for a IPS or PVA panel, but this still has a common (cheap) TN panel with narrow vertical viewing angles though not as bad as the viewing angles of Laptops!
Plus or minus 10 degrees up or down and the PQ changes!
Special note; specific high end, TV menu entries for ISF picture adjustments which is very unusual for a small screen size. This sets this model apart from just about all the other 22-26" models.
2. Ability to manually add a specific channel (OTA or CATV) that was not in the original scan. This allows having a channel map of both CATV and OTA stations, all in one list,
3. Good sensitivity and error correction for the internal tuner,
3. Separate component & separate composite inputs (not shared like many other sets),
4. Headphone & digital outputs, but see below,
5. Adjustable backlight,
6. Two HDMI (can be used with a DVI to HDMI cable for a PC input but see below),
7. Ability to turn off the power indicator (but I didn't find this annoying in the least),
8. USB input for "USB Storage Devices". This should include USB Thumb & Hard Drives & Card readers w/ USB interfaces,
9. Extensive menu entries for USB use,
10. Just scan (pixel to pixel mapping) for a no overscan image,
11. Adjustable zoom; 1-16,
12. Two user defined ISF picture settings (feature is usually only on higher end sets) including adjustable gamma, white balance & color management system,
13. Internal test signals available and blue only setting for proper calibration,
14. Limited Input labeling,
15. One full year warranty for parts & labor, not just 90 days labor
1. Separate power supply using 19 volts DC, not 12 volts (though not a brick that attaches to a wall socket),
2. Narrow viewing angle TN panel (tolerable),
3. Usual poor audio through the very small internal speakers, but not a deal killer (tolerable), See below. (just about all these small sets have terrible audio),
4. Very limited tonal range for the internal bass & treble controls. Possible as little as plus or minus 3db range,
5. Serial port. Really can't see the need here. Wasted expense, limited benefit.
6. When using the headphone out, audio menu items are disabled. This kind of defeats the purpose of the jack. No bass & treble adjustments,
7. Possible color decoder alignment problem causing flesh tone problems and orange looking reds (see below)
Clearly the huge plus with this is the dual memories for the internal tuner. I found if you first scan for CATV channels (since there are more channels available), edit out the ones you don't watch, then switch cables and add each and every OTA (Over the Air) station you want using the physical channel number (the actual RF channel, not that fictitious former analog number most stations use now), this allows all of the previous CATV channels to remain. Of course, it's too bad Goldstar didn't send a few pennies more to provide dual RF inputs!
I connected my Laptop using a VGA cable (which I rarely use) and found there was no problem getting a one to one pixel mapping using '16x9'. It was obvious the greater 1080 resolution was a clear winner here over the limited 720 of most other sets in this size range. I then tried using a HDMI input, but I could not get a 1:1 pixel mapping and a full screen image no matter what. It was either one or the other. To my surprise, the VGA image was as good as my 24" $600 1920x1200 PC monitor. Save the HDMI inputs for something else.
Regarding the internal audio. I connected a pair of powered PC speakers to the headphone jack and they greatly improved the audio. You still have to turn those on and off separately, but at least you can control the level from the set. I then tried a pair of bookshelve speakers, but the internal amp couldn't drive them properly.
And for the video issue, I returned this for another and will report back if the problem is there. Funny, I'm not real critical with color, but this was very noticeable right from the start. I ran the 'tint' control to +8 (out of 20), but wound up with pink lips, but flesh colored skin. Normal setting gave me yellow/green skin tones and reddish orange stop signs. I tried 'tweaking' with some of the 'advanced' ISF adjustments, but that didn't help either. Not sure what to make out of this as I tried the aux. inputs and they didn't appear anywhere as bad as the internal tuner. The problem was there with the VGA input also.
Overall the TV is great.
EDIT: There is a really weird spec sheet if you click the link to look at all of the specs. The spec sheet is for a PC...
Also, there is no viewing angle listed for the TV, likely because they don't want you to know what it really is. TN panel with a viewing angle of something like 60 hor. and 20 ver.
The tv lives up to the name "FLATRON". This thing is definitely flat...although it almost borders on flimsy because of it (especially the base). The TV definitely is made as a TV with the capability of a monitor added as an extra feature...not the other way around. For connections and setup, the TV lacks most of the features of most "HD"-capable monitors. I don't particularly like that the base doesn't really adjust. There is a very limited tilt-ability, but that's it. And there is no built-in DVI connection (although there are two HDMI ports, so if you purchased an adapter, you could use that.) The only other way to hook up a monitor is with RGB VGA...and the monitor limits the resolution to 1600x900 through this connection (You can bypass this setting and get full HD (1920x1080) if your video card supports custom resolutions, however. I did this and it works just fine with the VGA cable).
As a TV, the M2280D is a full-featured, full-HD TV in a compact frame. Visibility is good at all but the most extreme angles, and contrast is acceptable. The only other "cons" I have are the external "brick" power supply and the flat front controls which are sometimes not as responsive as they should/could be. The remote is good, however.
I give would give a 3.5 if I could, overall, but I'll round up instead of down since I do like it.
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