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Onscreen Menu

The onscreen menu is ViewSonic’s standard one. Its interface has not changed for ages. The selection of settings is normal. You can see the same in most other home monitors. The only special option is that you can switch between different response time compensation modes.

Quick access (by pressing a single button, without entering the main menu) is provided to the Contrast, Brightness and Volume settings.

The monitor offers a dynamic contrast mode, but you can only turn it on from deep within the main menu. As dynamic contrast only makes sense for movies and is rather bad for office applications, it is always preferable to have the option of turning it on and off quickly. The lack of such an option makes dynamic contrast less useful.

Take note of the Response Time item here. It allows choosing an operation mode of the response time compensation technology. I will discuss the available modes and their effect on the monitor’s responsiveness shortly.

If you often work in nonnative (other than 1680x1050) resolutions, you may want to uncheck the Resolution Notice item. Then you will never see the notice with a recommendation to change video mode.

The rest of the settings are standard enough: color temperature modes, menu position and timeout, image adjustment for analog connection, etc.

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