Originally Posted by rthefley
I just picked up the LG 32CS560 as soon as I realized it was out as well. I had been looking for 3 x LG 32LK450's and found them but was not interested in dealing with people over the phone and or a panel lottery.
Picked up 2 of these units at Best Buy for $399 + tax per unit. I think Best Buys across the US just took shipment of these new models very recently.
I'm coming from a single LG 42LD450 which I had dialed in perfectly, mostly thanks to the AVS forums.
My first impressions? ................... Fantastic! Cracked the box open, attached the stand, placed the monitor in its desired spot. Plugged in my HDMI to DVI cable and fired both the monitor and PC up. BTW, the LG 32CS560 has swanky touch sensitive controls on the bottom right hand corner.
Windows came up with a stretched desktop. I hit Q.menu, selected "just scan" and the Windows 7 desktop instantly took it's correct shape. I then navigated down to picture mode and selected expert1. In the expert1 sub menu, I turned off edge enhance which removed the halo effect from everything. I then left expert1 leaving all other settings alone.
I then installed my Spyder2 hardware / software and calibrated the set.
While I am no professional in this dept, I feel I have a solid grasp on all the proper steps that one might take to arrive at a descent picture quality and I think, for now at least, I have achieved that. Once someone actually goes into the Expert Sub Menu and comes up with very good numbers and shares then with the community, then I will of course use those. I did the same thing with the LG 42LD450 when others released those numbers as well.
I think this set has an absolutely fantastic picture once the proper steps are taken. The blacks are deep, colors vibrant. I should note my main motivation is its use as a PC display. Text is razor sharp with zero noticeable blur in games or movies. I feel no latency at all with my Nintendo Wii and playing some of the fast paced arcade games. Playing World of Warcraft and BF3 left me extremely impressed with this S-IPS panel. From the viewing angels to its performance. Turning off edge enhance in Expert Sub Menu removed any halo around text. Text now apprears as one might expect on any native PC Display. Perfect.
Including my own impression, and those of 3 others, here and on HardOCP, everyone seems to be very impressed with the LG 32CS560. I know I am. I completely expect this to be a very hot display for those us wanting an affordable but high quality, high performance display for or PC and or bedroom movie / video game duties. it serves all of those areas extremely well.
Other notes. Without the stand, the LG 32CS560 only weighs around 17lbs. Aprox the same weight as Dell's or HP's 30" PC solution. Point being, yes, my monitor arm could easily handle the 17lbs once I attached a 200 x 100 to 100 x 100 vesa adapter.
I also ran several 1080p MKV movies through the display and was just blown away. However, I am anxious to hear from others who are better qualified to make these kind of statements. Especially in these forums. To my untrained eye, I was very very pleased.
For now, because of I do not have much depth to my new computer work-station, I've had to go back to using the stand.
I have no problem saying that the LG 32CS560 is without a doubt the best looking and performing display I've owned in at least the last 10 years. That's coming from a Westy W1, Westy W3 and a LG 42LD450.