Although the L1953S uses a low-end TN matrix, its gamma curves are impressive. They are almost perfect at the default as well as the reduced-contrast settings.
The color temperature modes are set up worse. The difference between the temperatures of light and gray tones amounts to 2000K in each mode. Our calibrator couldn’t even cope with measuring the 9300 mode – the temperature was too high.
The color gamut is standard, exactly the same as the previous models have.
The response time average is 13.9 milliseconds with a maximum of 23 milliseconds. This is a normal result for an RTC-less matrix, not a failure as you might think comparing these numbers to those of a matrix with RTC.
The monitor’s brightness is within a normal range while its contrast ratio is over 300:1, which is very good for this matrix type.
The LG Flatron L1953S is a peculiar monitor. On one hand, it’s got a slow matrix, a simple exterior design, and a poor color temperature setup, but on the other hand, it boasts superb gamma curves and offers the dynamic contrast mode at a price just a little higher than that of the L1918S. You should be aware, however, that dynamic contrast is insignificant if you’re choosing a monitor for work since it is only needed for watching movies.