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The gamma curves look very good at the default settings.

The value of gamma increases somewhat at the reduced settings but the overall shape of the curves remains nearly ideal.

Although the average color temperature is 500K or more degrees higher than mentioned in the names of the modes, the levels of gray differ but little. The overall setup quality is good.

The color gamut is standard again. It is somewhat wider than sRGB in greens, smaller in reds and coinciding in blues.

The average response time of this model is even better than that of the previous monitor. It is 2.8 milliseconds (GtG). The maximum is somewhat higher at 12.5 milliseconds.

The setup quality is different: the maximum RTC error is about 40% but nearly every transition is accompanied with an error. The average level of RTC errors is 14.6%. You can spot RTC-provoked artifacts in games and at work.

The contrast ratio is very good for a TN matrix, reaching 400:1.

The previous monitor had awful setup of its f-Engine modes. Let’s see if this one is any better in this respect.

It’s almost the same as with the previous model: the contrast ratio is good but the brightness is too high in the Text mode. I wouldn’t recommend you to work with text at such a high brightness as it will strain your eyes.

 

Color reproduction is inaccurate in the f-Engine modes.

The Flatron L1972H is a good monitor with an aspect ratio of 5:4. It has a TN matrix with response time compensation. It features good color reproduction and uniform backlight brightness, a height-adjustable stand and a nice exterior design. The only downside is the rather high level of RTC errors.

Highs:

  • Nice exterior design
  • Good color reproduction setup
  • Uniform backlight
  • Screen height adjustment

Lows:

  • Bad setup of the factory-set f-Engine modes
  • Rather high level of RTC errors

Recommended usage:

  • Text-based applications (documents, spreadsheets, Web)
  • Movies and games (including those that require a fast matrix)
  • Simple processing of graphics and photos
 
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