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LG Flatron L1972H

Like the above-discussed L1954TQ, the Flatron L1972H is a top-end 19-inch monitor from LG Electronics.

The specifications are exactly like those of the previous model: a fast matrix with improved viewing angles and a dynamic contrast ratio of 5000:1. Judging by the marketing materials, the developer takes great pride in this model.

Although the case is designed in the same style as the previous model, it is hard to confuse them. Besides the round Power button, the L1972H is one of the few 19-inch monitors that have a stand with height adjustment.

The dual-hinge stand allows you to adjust the tilt of the screen and its height by changing the angle in each hinge. The height adjustment range is 40 to 140 millimeters counting from the desk to the bottom edge of the screen – the screen nearly lies on the desk in the bottommost position. Well, even if this functionality doesn’t suit you or if you want to wall-mount the monitor, you can replace its native stand with a VESA-compatible mount.

There are analog and digital connectors at the back panel. The power adapter is integrated into the case.

The monitor’s controls are located on the bottom edge of the case. The Power button, highlighted with a blue LED, is the only one left on the front panel. The buttons are accompanied with easily readable labels and are placed at a proper distance from each other. They are easy to use even though not visible from the front.

Quick access is provided to the same features as in the L1954TQ: selecting an image source, automatic adjustment of analog signal, EZ-Zooming, and f-Engine modes.

This model’s menu is the same as in the model discussed in the previous section.

The monitor has 100% brightness and 70% contrast by default. I achieved a 100nit white by lowering both to 53%. Increasing the contrast level above the default makes lights indistinguishable from white. Color gradients are reproduced without banding at any settings. The monitor regulates its brightness by means of pulse-width modulation of the backlight lamps at a frequency of 261Hz.

 

The monitor doesn’t feature record-breaking brightness uniformity, yet it is good overall. For white, the average deflection is 4.7% with a maximum of 15.1% For black, the average and maximum are 5.5% and 14.6%, respectively. It is good there are no conspicuous spots or zones with greatly different levels of brightness.

 
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