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The average uniformity of white brightness is 5.4% with a maximum of 16.6%. That’s acceptable. For black brightness, the average is 7.7% and the maximum is as high as 20%: the picture above shows that there is a brighter band along the bottom of the screen.

The gamma curves are good by default although differ from each other somewhat.

Like with many other monitors, the curves improve at the reduced settings.

The color temperature setup isn’t good. The temperature varies by 2000K between the levels of gray, which is rather too much.

The color gamut isn’t quite good, either. Typical LCD monitors are only inferior to the sRGB color space in reds while the CY199D is also inferior to it in blues.

The response time average is 15.3 milliseconds (GtG) with a maximum of 23.9 milliseconds. That’s a normal result for an RTC-less TN matrix. Of course, this matrix is very slow in comparison with RTC-enabled models.

The monitor’s brightness and contrast are average as TN matrixes go. Most users are going to be satisfied with them.

Thus, the HannStar CY199D is a regular low-end monitor. Its low price is the only good point about it. If price is not the main priority for you, I would recommend you to consider other models as this market sector offers a broad choice.

Highs:

  • Low price

Lows:

  • Slow matrix
  • No factory-set image modes
  • Unhandy controls and unfriendly menu
  • Low quality of color temperature setup

Recommended usage:

  • Text-based applications (documents, spreadsheets, Web)
 
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