LG Flatron L1953S
This model from LG is in fact a mix of the two previous monitors. It is based on a TN matrix without response time compensation, but features the dynamic contrast technology.
Its appearance is still that of a dull-gray, office-oriented product. It’s got the same difficult-to-detach stand as the L1952TR.
The functionality of the stand hasn’t improved: possible adjustments are still limited to changing the tilt of the screen.
The rear panel is the same as in the L1952TR, with screws in the holes for a VESA mount.
The set of connectors indicates the product’s belonging to the low-end market segment. There is an analog input and a connector for the integrated power adapter here, but no digital input.
The position of the control buttons hasn’t changed. They are still as hard to access as in the above-described model. Quick access is provided to the f-engine modes and to the automatic image adjustment.
The menu is no different from those of the above-described models from LG.
By default, the monitor’s got 100% brightness and 70% contrast. Reducing them both to 49% yields a 100nit brightness of white. Brightness is controlled by means of modulation of the power of the backlight lamps at a frequency of 260Hz. The backlight is uniform – you can’t see darker or lighter areas in it.
Color gradients look striped on this monitor. Darks never merge into black at any value of contrast. Lights are always distinguishable from white as well.