BenQ FP222WH 22in Widescreen LCD MonitorFormer staff writer - May 27, 2007
Tune Up Program:
- Geometry and Distortion
- Sharpness and Resolution
- Screen Pixel Resolution
- Color and Grayscale
Geometry and Distortion deals with aspect ratios, size and position, I could not find anything that needed adjusting or tinkering; all tests proved, right on!
Sharpness and Resolution speaks for itself, we all want a monitor that is going to transfer the sharpest and clearest picture possible. These tests ran the monitor through font tests, fine image details, single pixel details, horizontal and vertical intensity, bandwidth, moiré interference, and artifact from pixel densities.
The BenQ FP222WH ran solid, only encountering some problems in one or two areas. Moiré was somewhat wavy in three colors, magenta (the most flicker), green and blue; although it wasn’t a constant, it was enough to make me notice. The font tests were clear and crisp, with a readable of 6.8 points and 9 pixels, in 95 percent of the fonts I chose to test. The horizontal and vertical intensities were clear and crisp, all distinguishable, and my bandwidth hardly varied from 255/252 @ 98 percent. Hopefully my eyes were okay when checking single pixel and artifact screens; each pixel was bright and as I increased the amount of pixels, I was unable to make out distinct anomalies..
Screen Pixel Resolution was a rough one to test; it consisted of multiple variations of patterns and progressions of patterns, where I was looking for jaggedness, moiré patterns, inability to discriminate between closely shaped lines, and fusion of pixels, lines and objects.
I could not get the monitor to flicker with any changes and most transitions in images progressed without distortion; jaggedness in some lines was visible, but more so going towards the vertical than horizontal. I could not see many fused lines, and patterns were very distinguishable.
Color and Grayscale was the fun section I guess; using the slider bars, different panels and overlays, you can compare color and contrast between different panels. Other tests included Gamma factor, color tracking, saturation and multiple grayscale compression, and resolution patterns.
Colors were crisp and vibrant in all color tests; but I did notice that Green and Cyan text appeared to have an occasional red pixel in them if I leaned very close to the monitor. As per the Grayscale tests, some screen variations I was able to visualize some dips and bumps, as with changing colors in these areas of testing. This can be due to hardware limitations and cable transference. Artifact was very minimal.