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Prestigio P190T

It is the first time a Prestigio display participates in my tests. This model is distinctive for its integrated TV-tuner. It is implemented as a detachable card installed into the base. The display may come without the tuner – there would be a plastic bracket instead. Thus, the manufacturer offers two models with different functionality. Besides the antenna input, the tuner has a composite and an S-Video input.

The design of the case is pleasing to the eye, but the mounting quality could have been better. The control buttons have a shiny coating, and this metallization reveals the rough edges of those buttons. The power LED is shifted far to the right in its window. There are seams in the case where the molded parts fit together. Of course, this cannot seriously damage the display’s operational capabilities, but the first impression is still not so positive, I should say.

The screen stands on a massive, although short, base that only allows changing the tilt of the screen. TV, video and audio connectors are all placed at the rear side of the base, while the D-Sub (there is only an analog input available) and power connectors are located on the display itself.

The menu is both ugly and inconvenient to use as each setting hides in its separate submenu. For example, the R, G and B settings for manual adjustment of the color temperature are three different menu pages. Of course, it’s not hard to switch between them, but the visual perception suffers. It somehow resembles the situation with the offhand case design. Quick buttons are assigned to volume control, auto-adjustment and to switching between the inputs. The display comes with an infrared remote control for the TV-tuner.

The menu contains three color temperature settings: User (6280K on white and 7480K on gray), Mode1 (7550K and 10250K – note the divergence between the temperatures of white and gray colors!) and Mode2 (6280K and 7490K). I performed my tests using the User setting and default positions of the RGB sliders.

By default, the brightness control of the display stood at 50%, the contrast at 80%. To achieve a screen brightness of 100nit, I only had to reduce them by 10% each – to 40% and 70%, respectively.

The viewing angles are good, while the response time is visually higher than that of the above-described displays. Still, it is acceptable.

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