The 42" LVM-42w2 is now showing at Best Buy, but I still don't see the 37" LVM-37w3. Once the 37" showing there, maybe I'll consider driving down to Amherst, NY and pick one up. Or maybe I'll just get that 42".
Originally Posted by motorhead7319
what about brightness? I notice the new westy is 500nm? and the syntax is 800nm. Does that have to do with how well it works in a lighted room?
The brightness is listed at 550 cd/m2 for the previous model LVM-37w1. JR says the new LVM-37w3 is the same (as would be expected since they likely use the same LCD panel). I don't know how comparable it is, but my iMac is listed at 500 cd/m2, and it's far too bright even with the lights on. I turn the backlighting on the thing way, way down.
I don't see any listed brightness for the 37" Syntax Olevia
. Also, I only see a 720p model. I know they're releasing 1080p 42" and 47" models, but are they releasing a 1080p 37" model?
Personally I'm more concerned with the contrast. It's listed at 800:1 for the iMac and I find it pretty good, but it's not the best I've seen. The 37w1 is listed at 1000:1 but I'm not sure how the numbers jive. FWIW, the 37w1 is listed at 1000:1 and is measured at 719:1
in one test, which they consider excellent for an LCD panel.
Actually what I'm most concerned about is bugs and quality control. There were a fair number of issues with 37" LVM-37w1. Indeed, in the same LVM-37w1 review
I posted above, they give it less than stellar marks for VESA white and black uniformity (whatever that means). In fact, for black uniformity, they gave it a downright "poor" rating.
While some claim the new 42" LVM-42w2 looks better built (and the new 37" LVM-37w3 is using the same design as the 42"), the 42" is not problem free either unfortunately.