This monitor’s menu offers you the option to disable altogether the LED-based power indicator, too – this seems to have become a standard feature of all new models from LG. Besides that, there are six brightness/contrast LightView presets available you can switch through with two buttons.
The color curves are set up so well that they nearly coincide with the theoretical ones. This marvelous picture is not at all distorted when you change either brightness or contrast. The monitor finds it no problem to reproduce all the range of colors from the darkest to the lightest at any sensible settings.
The response time of this matrix is a bit of a disappointment. It is as high as 35 milliseconds at the maximum, while the declared speed (for black-white transitions, of course) is only 8 milliseconds.
Unlike the two above-discussed models, the L1750SQ can easily provide warm color tones. Setting the color temperature at the extreme right position of the scale (only two positions are labeled in LG monitors’ menus) does give you a real temperature of 5400-5500K. Still, I can’t call this setup accurate since there’s a rather big difference between temperatures of white and gray, especially when you select high color temperature values in the menu.
The monitor’s contrast ratio is rather average at about 200:1. This is better than that of the above-described BenQ FP737s-D, but is far from setting a record even among TN+Film matrixes.
I wouldn’t say the L1750SQ differs dramatically from the L1717S. Generally speaking, it is typical of the current market of 17” LCD monitors that there exist numerous inexpensive models with similar characteristics, so you should make your choice basing on the appearance of a monitor rather than on its results in tests. Of course, there are objective differences. The L1717S has a faster matrix and a higher contrast ratio while the L1750SQ boasts a better color temperature setup, yet these differences are negligible when it comes to practical application of such monitors, which is text processing and nothing more. If you are interested in the best-quality onscreen image, you should search in quite another category than the one the L1750SQ and L1717S belong to.