Rated 4 out of 5 by Danny40 Wide screen makes me more productive
I love this wide screen monitor, no more swapping between programs to see information between the two. Now I can place programs (i.e. Browser and Quicken) side by side and get what I need. Sure I can extend my laptop display to the monitor, which I still do, yet the laptop screen is small leaving me squinting at it. I’d rather be able to put the 2 programs side by side on a monitor, which this product allows me to do! Graphics, video streaming, and resolution are great. I would have given 5 stars for everything, yet the 1 star was left off because I would have liked the monitor to have more height.
September 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Packy LG has another winner!
Awesome monitor! As someone who spends 40-50 hours a week in front of a computer screen using various CAD/Modeling/Programming software a good monitor is essential for me. Especially since many of those hour are spent dealing with precise 3D models. I was looking for a new monitor setup for my new engineering computer build. I came across this monitor at my local electronics store on sale. Having used many LG optical drives in 20 years of building computers I decided to try this monitor out. I was not disappointed! I ended up going back to the store and purchasing two more of these for a total of three.
First, the non-raised edges on the top and sides of the monitor help reduce eye strain especially when using a multiple monitor setup, and it give the picture a nice smooth, clean look. Second the IPS is amazing these monitors look great no matter what the viewing angle, you can almost be sitting completely to the side of the monitor and still not have any picture distortion what so ever. Third with having nearly double the resolution of a standard HD monitor text looks sharp and images clear. I have these monitors running off an AMD FirePro 8 GB Video card off the Display ports. Their response time is amazingly quick.
Since these monitors looked so good running off my computer I decided to go ahead and hook up a Blu-ray player and I was not disappointed. Netflix and Amazon prime videos look sharp and crystal clear. The first time I played a Blu-ray on one of these was like experiencing HD technology for the first time again. The video almost comes alive off the screen it’s so clear. Colors are deep and robust. Blacks are BLACK and whites are vibrant and bright. Not dull like on most HD monitors. DVDs look great as long as you are in standard 16:9 mode and not ultra wide. Which was expected since DVDs are not HD content to begin with and you can only stretch those 480 lines so far before noticing.
The interface is very user friendly and the 5-way joy stick located on the bottom of the monitor is very responsive, but not overly so to where the user is going to inadvertently change something they didn’t want to.
The split screen feature is nice for being able to view from two different sources at the same time. The 4-way split is cool too, but the 25 inch is a little too small for it really to be useful.
Speakers are better than most built-ins and even with volume all the way there isn’t any distortion with everyday listening. For music and movies though I opted to hook the 3.5mm output jack to my A/V receiver to take advantage of digital surround sound coming from their respective sources into the monitor through the HDMI and Display ports.
The only thing that would make this monitor perfect is if there was an IR sensor and they could be controlled from the Quick Remote feature on my LG smart phone.
I highly recommend this monitor to anyone who spends a lot time in front a screen. As soon as my budget allows I plan on trading these in for the 34 inch models to take better advantage of the 4-way split screen!
September 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by RC Replacement buy
Was looking at new monitors to replace a 24 inch 1080p one that I had. Came across this and picked it up along with upgrading my video card from a Nvidia 670GTX to a 770GTX. Couldn't be happier. I use it for gaming BF4 but also some work related, and while having my DirecTV plugged into HDMI and computer plugged in thru the Display Port. Works very well
August 1, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by timpdx Goes to sleep almost immediately
The monitor goes to sleep no matter what power settings I have on my computer. While watching a movie...2 minutes...sleep mode. As soon as I unplug the monitor, my windows 8 laptop will revert to normal (meaning it does not sleep for an hour). Its a monitor problem, not a windows problem. It only happens when I plug in the LG. Otherwise its a good looking screen at a good price. But the powering off issue takes away from really loving this monitor. (tried all the settings in the menu on the monitor, nothing works) Its so annoying that this may go back to the store, I have a week left to do so. LG has no support.
September 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by TheyCallMeTim Incredible!
The resolution, clarity and speed of this monitor is exactly what I expected from this monitor. Love the fact that ambient light doesn't glare the surface. The menu control took a bit to get used to using the four-way button but that's a minor issue. Judging from the reviews giving it low marks, some seem not aware of the limitations of their hardware. Works perfectly with the new MacPro as it supports the monitor's maximum resolution. A MacBook Pro from 2011 will obviously not work and it isn't an issue Apple needs to 'fix'...only a new graphic card will.
July 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Boosty Nice Monitor
I bought this as a secondary monitor for it's Big Brother the 34UM95. It work flawlessly as my second monitor so I can monitor CPU temps, VGA temps, Chat..etc while gaming on my main screen.
August 4, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by SBN75 This is an excellent value
Initially, I was going to set up a dual monitors display. Then I saw this beautiful monitor while I was shopping for 2 regular 16:9 monitors. This monitor fit my need perfectly. 2 16:9 monitors would be too wide for my need, and plus the dual monitor stand, the final price would be way above the price for one of this monitor. Been using this monitor for over 5 months and it has been flawless!
August 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Myloonatek Impacting!
My life is all about technology. I do my best to look for ways to take it to the extreme and push it to the next level.
My work therefore becomes an important part of my life. Recently I added this product to my list of tools that help me push technology to its limits and with the Screen Splitter functionality.
With my new LG product, I am able to do that and positively impact my abilities to even a newer level as I am able to instantly work with many windows open to better my efficiency when I do my research and daily tasks at a click of a button.
Being an engineer, my job is only as fun as you make it. I make it exceptional each day with the tools I have and my freedom to explore with the use of my tools at hand.
Good Job LG! This one is a out of the park hit for me, cant wait till I get the 38" model.
June 14, 2014