New Monitors Review

As I mentioned earlier, I picked up a new pair of monitors the other week. Yeah, I just got "new" monitors a few months ago, but these are better. I picked up two LG L246WP 24" monitor with 1920x1200 resolution and HDMI, VGA, and component/composite inputs.
One of the things I was looking forward to with these was being able to not have to use my TV anymore. Not that I don't like my TV, I just don't like having to move from my desk. All the inputs allow me to hook up all my game consoles to one of the two screens. Left monitor currently has my PC (HDMI/DVI) and Xbox 360 (VGA). Right monitor has PC (VGA), Playstation 3 (HDMI), and Wii (Component). I went ahead and retired my PS2 since I won't be using it much unless I get the urge to play DDR.
So one of the first things I noticed upon hooking these up to the computer was VGA and DVI were much easier to tell apart now. On the 22s I had before you could tell, but it was very subtle. With the screen being as sharp as it is you vga doesn't look nearly as clean next when compared. Brightness is also a noticeable difference with DVI being a little bit brighter but not over saturated. Overall for PC use I've been very happy with them.
After a few days of having them running I noticed it was a lot hotter around my desk. Even more-so when in the area above. They apparently generate a lot of heat. I'd say the general temperature is up about 3~5F around my desk now.
The PS3 was part of the reason I waiting to write about my new toys. I use to use a HDMI to DVI cable to get my PS3 to the old monitors. Well these monitors have HDMI instead, which isn't bad, but I don't have any HDMI cables lying around. I was able to pick one up last night though. One of the great thing about these monitors is the option to add black bars to the screen so that an HDTV signal isn't stretched out. In short PS3 looks awesome in 1080p.
The 360 was a little different. If it wasn't for Microsoft's spring update this morning I would have had a lot of bad things to say. But luckily the patch fixed the problems I was having with 1080p over VGA and its also working very nicely.
Poor little non-HD Wii is also kind of weird. I'm not given the option to add black bars to the screen with the Wii, which I'm guessing is because its only 480p. It really would have been nice if the system was able to do some form of HD, but it doesn't take to long to get use to it.
So I highly recommend this monitor if you're looking to upgrade. They retail for 800$ but with my discount and by trading in my old monitors I was able to get the pair for just over 600$. On a side note, if anyone is curious what happens to the old ones, due to flaws in our system they end up getting "field destroy".

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