Originally Posted by xact
Does anyone have any info on LG's LD450 models (32LD450 or 37LD450)?
I'm just wondering how these LG's compare to Panasonic's 32"/37" U22 models... specifically in the areas of lag and real-world viewing angle.
Even though the lag numbers on Panny's U22 models are somewhat higher this year, I've been tempted to go with one anyway since I'd like to stick with an IPS panel in order to avoid a narrow viewing angle.
Would LG also use IPS panels in their LD450 models? Has anyone tested these models for lag yet?
After seeing a 32" LD450 in person, I can say with quite a bit of certainty that LG is not
using an IPS panel in this line. The unit I saw had a terrible viewing angle... significantly worse than all of the other sets (Panasonic, Sony, and Samsung) in the same aisle at a local Best Buy.
Since I despise color shift due to narrow view angle, I ended up picking up a Panasonic U22 in order to guarantee an IPS panel. My intention is to use this display as my primary desktop monitor for both gaming and general-purpose use, so I went with a 32" (vs. pushing the PPI threshold even further and going with a 37" model).
So far, I'm pretty happy with the U22's gaming performance. I don't think I'm very sensitive to lag, but I haven't noticed any difference in feel vs. the 22" Dell 2209WA I was using before.
For general-purpose/desktop use, the display is working out fairly well. After some menu tweaking, text rendering is sharp and without unusual artifacts. When in "Cinema" mode, colors appear to be very accurate... except for red
. For some reason reds/oranges are rendered with a fiery intensity that seems very out of place in this mode.
I'll be happy with this set if I can solve this problem with oversaturated reds somehow. I'm currently trying to figure out if something in the service menu can bring the reds back in line with the other colors. Any advice would be appreciated.