The gamma curves look good at the default settings, but have a somewhat lower gamma value than necessary, which results in a whitish image. At the reduced contrast the gamma value is lowered even more, yet this can only be seen in the diagrams. The onscreen image remains practically the same to the eye.
I also want to show you what the f-engine feature does with colors:
Above are the gamma curves as recorded in the Movie mode. Someone may like to watch movies with such a peculiar color reproduction (with a pulled-up red curve and an oddly shaped blue curve), yet I’d prefer to watch movies in the natural color gamut.
The quality of the color temperature setup is average. The temperature dispersion is within 1000K in each mode. Like in many other monitors, dark tones are colder than lights and have a bluish hue.
The color gamut is traditional: a larger area of greens and a displaced point of red in comparison with the standard sRGB space.
From the point of view of speed, this is a fast last-generation TN matrix with Response Time Compensation. Its average speed is 3.2 milliseconds with a maximum of 7 milliseconds.
The RTC error level is low. The average of errors is 8.5% with a maximum of 27%. The resulting visual artifacts are rather hard to see unless you are looking for them intentionally. I doubt this monitor’s RTC errors are going to be really annoying for anyone.
The monitor’s brightness and contrast parameters are on a solid average level that should be enough for normal use.
So, the LG Flatron L1953TR hasn’t gone far from the L1952TR in its effective parameters. It’s got a somewhat smaller response time, somewhat worse gamma curves, a little lower contrast and brightness parameters, and a better setup of the color temperature modes. It is going to suit people who want a gaming monitor with a fast matrix and don’t care about this model’s poor ergonomics like inconvenient controls, few setup options, and a rather poor stand. If you don’t want to put up with such drawbacks, you should better consider other models.