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LG Flatron W2252TQ LCD Monitor review

LG Flatron W2252TQ 22-inch LCD Monitor

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Really, it's Glossy Black!

Really, it's Glossy Black!

It's hard not to like the design for the LG W2252TQ monitor, but we did have some reservations towards the full glossy surface of the monitor. We didn't quite see a point to having the entire rear panel all done up in glossy finishing, but LG being LG, they probably couldn't resist the shininess that is glossy piano black. Of course, if don't doubt that some of you wouldn't mind the monitor in such a finish as it does look nice - at least before you start handling it.

We would also like to point out that the menu buttons were somewhat of a bother to handle, being located at the bottom of the panel. The menu interface wasn't quite as intuitive to figure out navigation and took a while to get used to.

LG has included a few extra features into the menu that at best may be helpful for some users. Stuff like the "4:3 in Wide" function is useful when watching older 4:3 videos when your actual screen resolution is still in wide-screen mode, while the "ez Zooming" option just scales the resolution back one size: e.g. 1600 x 1080 to 1440 x 900. The Photo function remains the strangest though, as it makes the monitor display Gaussian Blur, Sepia and Monochrome effects. The Gaussian Blur wasn't really blurry enough when we tested it, though Sepia and Monochrome tones were fine. The kicker here though is that it really doesn't make much sense to use these functions, despite them being included in the monitor. While their marketing folks might like to add that more functions are better then less, in our opinion that only holds true if those functions add value to end-users, else it adds nothing more than the occasional fun element (and that too is debatable).