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Review on LG Inch UltraWide FreeSync Monitor 29", 2560X1080, 75Hz, OnScreen Control, Flicker Safe, Key Lock, Black Stabilizer, HDMI, HD by Bob Klatt

It's time for another update that breaks the 1920x1080 barrier.

This was an update for my Asus VH242H TFT 23.6 inch monitor, a big improvement. I've had this monitor for about a month now. When I first connected it to my PC, I thought I had a non-backlit DOA box. on the screen at all or anywhere on the monitor (LED off by default) It took me a while to figure out that if the monitor didn't detect a signal on any of the video ports, it would turn itself off after a few seconds and nothing would appear on the screen. First I used the DP cable (that came with the monitor) and there was no sign of life, then I tried my HDMI cable and it worked. For some reason, my graphics card's signal was not automatically detected when using a DP cable. My "Colorpower Radeon" 7850 has the specifications to drive this monitor perfectly (DVI: 2560 x 1600 / VGA: 2048 x 1536 / HDMI: 4096 x 2160 at 30 Hz / Display Port: 4096 x 2160 at 60 Hz ). Eventually I found I had to use the joystick at the bottom of the screen to manually select the DP input to run it on my vi. deo as it does not automatically detect the signal. After I allowed the connection interface, the screen worked fine. I wall mounted it which gives me a viewing distance of 36-38 inches. This really frees up space on your desktop (photo attached). I've played Fallout 4 on it and while it runs smooth enough for me, no artifacts. I set the game mode refresh rate to 75Hz and it gave me no problems. The ultra wide screen comes in handy when I start my video editing program, it gives me a longer timeline. In general, I am satisfied with the monitor, IPS technology provides excellent colors and wide viewing angles. I would love to get a 2560 x 1440 3D monitor but they are too rich for my blood in maybe 4-5 years and a better 3D GPU. I used Nvidia 3D years ago, back in the days of CRT monitors when it was really cool for Doom and Tome Raider. But active glasses are tired of the eyes. I have a Sony passive 3D TV and I think this is the best way to watch 3D without eye strain. I'm hoping to get passive 3D next time I upgrade my monitor, but that will be in a few years. Pros: Very good color, IPS, wide viewing angles, reasonable price ($319, received in 2 days with free shipping), lots of customization options, built-in USB 3.0 hub. Mounts to my wall with a cheap Vesa mount, its nominal dimensions are 200mm x 100mm but you can easily get 100mm x 100mm working with a bit of hardware tweaking, see photos. Works well for me in Fallout 4, video editing, MS Office and PSP. This makes for a much nicer look in games, I've only played Fallout 3 and 4 so far, with the ultra widescreen patch, Nexus mods work fine for the most part. Cons: Display Port was NOT automatically recognized on my 7850 by Radeon drivers) but HDMI and DVI-D were recognized immediately. Also, speakers are like all monitor speakers - manufacturers/designers should drop the idea of speakers and lower the unit price as they never work well.

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