The menu is rather unhandy, particularly due to its too-high adjustment speed when you are keeping a button pressed. You just skip over the necessary value then. You have to press the button with multiple short presses instead. The contrast setting changes with a step of 3% rather than 1% as in most other monitors.
By default, the monitor has 80% brightness and 50% contrast. To achieve a 100nit brightness of white these parameters have to be lowered to 17%. You can see all details in lights until the contrast is set higher than 85%. Brightness is controlled with the matrix.
Color gradients are reproduced without banding at any settings, but darks begin to merge into a single color at a 15% or lower brightness.
The gamma curves are generally acceptable, lying close to the theoretical ones. They retain their shape not only at low contrast, but, unlike with a majority of existing monitors, at 100% contrast and brightness as well. The gamma value gets just a bit lower then.
The color temperature setup is worse. Gray halftones are much colder than white in every mode. The difference of temperatures amounts to 6000K! Most users are going to prefer the Warm mode for everyday use. The other two modes yield too cold colors.
The monitor’s color gamut almost coincides with the BenQ FP92Wa’s. It is quite normal.
The response time is normal, too. It is 15.1 milliseconds on average with a maximum of 30 milliseconds. The specified speed of 5 milliseconds is only achieved on certain transitions into pure white or pure black.
The contrast ratio is average. The max brightness is below average, not reaching 200 nits even. Well, this should be quite enough unless you have a habit of putting your monitor under bright sunlight.
Summing it up, the Proview FV926AFW is not an exceptional product. It is an inexpensive widescreen monitor with a slow TN matrix, a shabby color temperature setup, and rather low maximum brightness. Its capabilities are, however, quite enough to satisfy an undemanding user who prefers black stylistic solutions.