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Proview FV926AFW

The specification shows typical numbers of an RTC-less TN matrix. The declared contrast ratio of the Proview FV926AFW is lower than that of the above-described monitors, though.

The Proview FV926AFW is designed in a fully black case made from glossy plastic. In a dim room it looks like a large dark smudge on your desk. There are no extraordinary features in its design, but it will surely be appreciated by people who prefer black, strict shapes in the appearance of PC components.

The monitor’s got a simple black plastic stand. It only allows to adjust the tilt of the screen in a typical range.

The speakers are placed somewhat unusually in the top part of the monitor, behind the matrix, and are backwards oriented. This may not look a proper solution in terms of sound quality, but the orientation doesn’t matter much when we’re dealing with tiny low-quality speakers typical of multimedia monitors. On the other hand, this solution helped build the speakers in without making the monitor wider or taller. The top of the case has just become a little bit thicker. The monitor’s back panel is perfectly flat, except for the grid in the top part near the speakers. It is not compatible with VESA mounts.

The Proview FV926AFW has two analog and one digital input. I can’t tell why the developer equipped the monitor with two analog connectors, but anyway. Added to these are an audio input and a connector for the integrated power adapter. A headphones connector is missing.

The controls are made from plastic that pretends to be metal. They are centered on the front panel under the matrix. This looks good, but the Power button is alike to the others and is right in the center of the group of five buttons. The blue LED under the Power button is rather too bright and shining precisely into your eyes. It is rather distracting. Quick access is provided to the brightness option, to selecting the image source, and to the auto-adjustment feature.

The FV926AFW’s menu returns us to good old times when such menus could often be seen on monitors from obscure brands. This must be the standard firmware of a Chinese monitor electronics OEM and some companies that sell monitors with such electronics do not think it necessary to replace this firmware with something original.

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