Founded as Goldstar in 1958, this company has since changed its name to LG Electronics. They have accomplished many world firsts such as the CDMA digital mobile headset, the first 60-inch plasma TV, and the first Internet refrigerator.
Today, we are taking a look at LG's UltraWide 21:9 screen LED TV.
- Owner's Manual
- SoftXp and software CD
- PC Audio Cable
- DVD-D Cable
- Power Cord
- Ultrawide 21:9
- Screen Splitter
- Cinema Screen
- Dual Link Up
- Hardware Calibration Ready
- MAC® Compatible
- Full HD 1080P Resolution
- Energy Star® Qualified
- 5M:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
The UltraWide 21:9 screen LED TV will look a little awkward to most people who first see it. It almost has a squished appearance that comes from the 21:9 aspect ratio. The stand attaches on the back along with having a tilting feature not common amongst most TVs. Also it comes with a remote control and AAA batteries.
This LED TV will definitely keep the public busy with all the features it offers. One that people will love the most is the Screen Splitter for the monitor lovers. At a 21:9 aspect ratio, you can divide your screen into 4 customizable areas. Different screen settings include an imbalanced two-screen setup (16:9 and 5:9), a balanced two-screen setup (10.5:9 each), various three-screen setups, and a balanced four-screen setup. This was a lot of fun to play with. Having a movie in one corner and surfing the web in another, seemed a breeze. Even gaming on this LED TV was beautiful. Everything was rich and colorful and showed what the game developer wanted the game to look like in the first place. Most games, however, will not support the resolution this baby has. You will find yourself using only half of the screen most times.
Honestly, after trying it as a TV then as a monitor you are better off using it more as a monitor. For one, a 29" TV is way too small for most people. Secondly, the speakers are okay, but hooking up some external ones would make it lot better. As for it being a monitor, there is more pros than cons on this one. If your desk is cluttered with extra monitors just to get that split screen feature then this is perfect. Because of it being a sleek design it gives you a lot more room on your desk to actually do things on it. It lets you connect your whole setup with one cable. You can attach your portable devices to it and view it on a single screen simultaneously. There is one con that people should know about and that is people having to buy their own DisplayPort cable, HDMI, MHL, and USB hub cable for this monitor, but it does come with a DVI-D and audio cable.
Overall, if your looking for a great monitor then this will be great for you. For some this may be a perfect fit as a TV for them, but everyone knows this is a computer monitor in disguise.
See what other Boston residents had to say about the UltraWide 21:9 screen LED TV:
"I am using this with a PC for gaming, I have not tried it with my Mac so I not 100% sure that everything would work as good. If you want to use it with your PC it's a great choice." David R. - Boston, MA
"The monitor was easy to connect to the PC we had. The speakers are very loud. The sound and picture were worth the price." Mitch C. - Boston, MA