NEC MultiSync WGX2 20" TFT Review
Published: 2nd February 2007 | Source: NEC | Price: |
Author: Matt Kemp
Unfortunately the monitor had a dead green pixel in the middle-left of the screen. This is slightly disappointing but easy to ignore thankfully.
The viewing angle of the screen is excellent. However it has a major downfall which is unfortunately the NEC Opticlear Technology. This is a great technology that adds vibrance to the screen, but it also adds that shiny layer that I was talking about earlier. This means that unless the room is darkened, the display shows up reflections at various angles as it easily reflects light.
This wasn't a major stumbling block in the tests, but something to take note of if you have a bright room.
The digital vibrance feature that NEC add to this monitor just makes the colours really come alive in gaming. The default screen setup was pretty poor but with a small amount of tweaking in the monitor's excellent OSD I got a great picture for gaming and it was thoroughly enjoyable to use.
Xbox 360 Gaming
Gaming via VGA on the 360 looks great as well. The screen seems to respond really well in games and no tearing was noticed at any points. The whites could have been better, giving a little too much bloom effect but the colours were once again excellent.
High-Def film Viewing
High-Def film viewing on the monitor was via VGA as the screen does not have HDCP for Blu-Ray and the 360 only outputs on VGA.
Blu-Ray looked awesome on the 20WGX2. Crystal clear and sharp with vibrant colours and sharp clear details. Very impressive.
The colours on HD-DVD looked clear and sharp but I felt that there was a slight grainy aspect to the picture. With a bit of fiddling in the OSD menu this went away to an extent but it seemed to be still there. To check this I got my Dell 2405FPW and hooked it up at "Aspect Ratio". There was definitely a difference between the two screens, with the NEC coming off a bit grainer.
Still motion blurring aside, you can see in the above picture that the display still did a decent job of portraying Tom's mug.
General Browsing and use
The screen performed very well on the desktop, but only once tweaked from the preset settings.