The response time average is 3.3 milliseconds (GtG) with a maximum of 6.4 milliseconds. That’s not the best result among RTC-enabled models, but very impressive in comparison with “slow” matrixes. There seem to be little difference between the specified 2 and 5 milliseconds, but RTC-enabled TN matrixes with a specified response of 2 milliseconds prove to be many times faster in practice than RTC-less 5-millisecond models.
The RTC error level is 8.3% which is quite good for a TN matrix. The maximum error is as high as 121% but only occurs on transitions between lightest halftones. It is inconspicuous to the eye. For the other transitions the maximum error is 33.5%. So, you can spot RTC-provoked artifacts if you are purposely looking for them, but the implementation is good overall. Most users are going to be satisfied with it.
The maximum brightness and contrast ratio are normal for this matrix type and acceptable for most applications.
Now let’s check out the monitor’s factory-set f-Engine modes.
They are all right in terms of contrast ratio but too bright. Who would ever work with text at a screen brightness of 210 nits? You may only need such a high brightness if you’ve got direct sunlight falling on your monitor, but if this is the case, you should organize your workplace better.
Color reproduction is far from accurate with f-Engine. So, this feature is not implemented well in this monitor.
Overall, the LG Flatron L1954TQ is a good and nice-looking monitor with a fast matrix for those who prefer the classic aspect ratio of 5:4. Gamers may like it for its stylish appearance and fast matrix with a good implementation of RTC. One drawback I can note about this model is that its color temperature setup is too bad.
- Nice design
- Fast matrix
- Good implementation of the RTC mechanism
- Bad setup of the factory-set f-Engine modes
- Low quality of color temperature setup
- Text-based applications (documents, spreadsheets, Web)
- Movies and games (including those that require a fast matrix)