The menu resembles typical menus of NEC-Mitsubishi monitors (for example, the menu of the above-described NX76LCD), but here all the icons are grouped in one menu page: if an icon refers to one setting only, the corresponding parameter is displayed at the bottom of the menu (brightness, contrast and the like – as the picture above shows). If an icon refers to a group of settings, then it just opens a new menu page. This menu structure isn’t as handy as the classic menu of NEC monitors, especially because the menu does not remember the last adjusted parameter and you have to browse each time to the Exit item to leave a submenu.
Quick access is provided to the auto-adjustment feature and to the volume setting of the integrated speakers.
The monitor’s brightness and contrast are set to 100% and 50%, respectively, by default. To achieve 100nit brightness of white I reduced the brightness setting to 55%, keeping the contrast intact. Brightness of this monitor is controlled through modulation of the power of the backlight lamps at 230Hz frequency.
Subjectively, the image the LCD72VM produces doesn’t look too well, mostly because of the faded colors and small viewing angles.
The curves suggest that the gamma is set too higher than necessary. That’s why the colors from the middle of the range are reproduced much darker than they should be. The graph above was drawn at the default settings and at 6500K color temperature, but the situation doesn’t improve at the reduced brightness/contrast and even becomes worse when you choose “User” as the color temperature setting.
The menu offers four color temperature variants, but they are all far from ideal. The temperatures of white and gray differ by 1500-2000 degrees and the temperature of white is much lower than the name of the corresponding option.
The response time is, on the contrary, good. It is only 25 milliseconds at the maximum (with 22ms pixel rise time), while the above-described monitors were as slow as 30 milliseconds and more at the maximum.
Well, speed is the only advantage of the LCD72VM. Its contrast ratio reached 200:1 at the maximum settings, but couldn’t get any higher.
So, the AccuSync LCD72VM is a typical inexpensive monitor for office use. It can’t boast outstanding characteristics, a remarkable exterior or extended functionality. Yes, it is rather fast, but speed is not a priority for such monitors. Comparing it with the LG L1750S, I hesitate to say which is better since both monitors are equally low-end. The LCD72VM may be just a tiny bit better only because it has a higher contrast ratio.