View Full Version : LG 1970HR, what's the deal...

04-12-06, 05:16 PM
Hello there, yesterday I bought an LG 1970HR lcd monitor, seemed like the best possible 19" gaming lcd I could find at my local technology store (future shop... sort of like the canadian version of a comp usa type place I suppose). Anyway, I bought it since I've been pleased with the quality of the LG Flatron 17 inchers we have here at my office and figured this was probably the most cutting edge 19" LG has out right now.

The specs are here:


Now comes the strange part, I get home and try to find some reviews, or even an official listing of the specs on LG's site and I can't find a thing (I took note of the specs in the store, the 1600:1 contrast rate and 2 ms response time almost sounded too good to be true really). Even a google search reveals nothing but the futureshop link I posted above and a few other sites, all in languages other than english.

Could this be a bad model that was discontinued or something... I just can't help but feel like there must be a better choice now that I can't find any info on this thing. Also, it was rather annoying to realize it didn't come with a dvi cable.. I went out and bought one, and honestly I'm not sure if I can see what's supposed to make it so much better. Whites seem REALLY bright... I practically went blind the first time I opened my web browser to google, although that may just be a case where I have to tone down gamma or brightness (anyone else encounter something similar?).

Quality wise it seems pretty decent (it looked good in the store... like that ever means anything once you get it home), I'm really not used to looking at my desktop at 1280x1024 but I'm basically forcing myself to get used to it since many modern games seem to look a lot better at 1280 and I want to keep desktop/game resolution the same (no ghosting to speak of). The problem is since I've never had an lcd at home before I really seem to have a mental block about the refresh rate... I KNOW refresh rate on lcds isn't supposed to matter but there just seems to be something really wrong about it running at 60 Hz. I find myself sweating and getting a headache as I look at it, and I really think it's all just in my head since I'm not used to having such a huge lcd in front of me (I'm used to 17" crt at 1024x768 @ 85hz).

Anyway, at the end of the day all I'd really like is some opinions based on the specs on that site... it seems like it might have been a little pricey and I could always take it back and get the viewsonic vx924 or similar at ncix. If anyone who recently switched from crt to lcd for their main machine would like to share their suggestions and experiences I'd certainly love to hear about those as well, thanks.

04-12-06, 06:08 PM
Is this it?

04-12-06, 07:30 PM
That is indeed.

04-21-06, 02:42 AM
official LG site:
http://us.lge.com/products/model/detail/computer%20products_lcd%20monitors_19%20inch_L1970 HR.jhtml

pictures and promo:

pictures from CEBIT:

The reason there are no reviews yet is probably because its a new model.
anyways.. i'm thinking about buying one aswell.
overall.. do you regret buying it?

04-30-06, 02:11 PM
any news?

Daneel Olivaw
04-30-06, 04:14 PM
I'm curious to see what you think about your LG LCD ZealPath, read about mine here (FutureShop vs NCIX too) http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=69369

I hope you'll post your impressions on your 19" LG. I'd like to compare.

06-27-06, 02:52 PM
I bought the monitor 6 and half weeks ago. I'm having it RMA'd as the screen now goes blank. I either have to reseat the cable or power cycle the monitor to get the screen back. It's really annoying, I've power cycled it 20-25 times in 1 hour. We'll see how the next one does when it comes in...

06-27-06, 11:16 PM
I as you also just recently (less than a week) upgraded from a 17inch CRT @ 1024x768@75hz to a 19inch LG flatpanel lol! Mines different model though, L1952T. its got 1400:1 contrast ratio and 8ms response time. i think its great and am very satisfied. excellent image quality and very bright.

EDIT: mine also did not come with a DVI cable so i had to order one =(

08-05-06, 04:03 PM
stevemedes, i also have the exact same monitor as you. I recently bought it and was very impressed with the clairity and visual quality. I was running it at 1024 x 768 pixels and everything was fine. Now running this resolution mode on a 19" monitor makes things quite large, so i wanted to change the resolution to the UP-to standard of this monitor, which is 1280 x 1024. Here's where I run into problems

When i go into display properties and change the monitor resolution, it does indeed change it, but it does not properly fit the screen. Everything is just as big, yet the monitor boundries are set beyond the visual screen size, so I must use my mouse the sort of 'pan' the screen, from top to bottom to left to right. It is very odd, and I have never seen this before. Usually a monitor has something where you can stretch or shrink the image. but i have not found anything like this on this particular monitor.