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Philips 200XW 20 inch WSXGA LCD Monitor Review

hardnrg    -   September 30, 2007
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Testing:

OverclockersClub uses DisplayMate Multimedia Edition to benchmark all monitors. After many hours of research, eye straining testing, and coming to the realization that the cost to purchase any mechanical piece of equipment that could truly benchmark a monitor costs in excess of five thousand dollars, DisplayMate Multimedia Edition is the perfect solution.

"DisplayMate Technologies is a company devoted exclusively to video testing, evaluation and optimization. The company develops state-of-the-art video diagnostic products for the consumer and professional markets."

"DisplayMate Technologies is widely recognized throughout the computer and video industries as the worldwide leader in video diagnostics, which are used in the calibration, testing, evaluation and optimization of image and picture quality for all types of displays, such as CRTs, analog and digital LCDs and plasma displays, video projectors, microdisplays, HDTVs and more."

 

Testing Setup:

  • Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 CPU
  • EVGA 680i A1
  • 2x 1GB OCZ FlexXLC PC9200
  • Antec Neopower 480w PSU
  • Sapphire X1950Pro 512MB
  • Windows XP Pro SP2
  • DirectX 9.0c
  • All Video Drivers are the most up to date.
  • Philips 200XW 20in WSXGA* LCD Monitor
  • Mitsubishi Diamond Plus 230SB UXGA/QXGA** 22in CRT Monitor

* WSXGA, 1680x1080@60Hz
** UXGA, 1600x1200@85Hz (optimum); QXGA, 2048x1536@60Hz (maximum)

 

Benchmarks:

  • Video System Info
  • Set Up Display
  • Tune Up Program
  • Script LCD Test

 

Set Up Display:

"This selection will show you how to properly and precisely set all of the controls on your display and video board to produce Optimum Geometry, Grayscale and Contrast. All of the other picture quality enhancements in DisplayMate assume that this procedure has been followed carefully."

Tune Up Program:

"The Tune-Up Program further improves and enhances display picture quality by searching for every possible potential weakness of a computer display at high sensitivity, and then showing how to improve the image at every step. The program selections include the following:

  • Geometry and Distortion
  • Sharpness and Resolution
  • Screen Pixel Resolution
  • Color and Grayscale

Script LCD Test:

"A set of test patterns to setup and check LCDs."

Video System Info:

Upon boot up no changes.

Screen Pixels
1680H x 1050V
Screen Colors
16,777,216
System Colors
16,777,216
Intensity Levels
256
Screen Orientation
Landscape 8:5
Reported Screen Size
520 x 325 millimeters
Screen Aspect Ratio
1.60 H/V
Square Pixels
1.00 H/V
Color Capability
True Color
Color Depth
24 Bits per Pixel
Color Palette
Not Available
Color Planes
1
Pixel Pitch
0.26 x 0.26
Dots per cm
39 x 39 dpcm
Dots per in
99 x 100 dpi
Total Pixels
1,764,000
Screen Memory
6890 Kbytes
Pixel Memory
32 Bits per Pixel
System Font Pixels
7H x 16V
System Font Format
240 Columns x 65 Rows
System Font File
vgasys.fon
Display Driver
VGA
Driver File
vga.drv
Driver Version
64.0
Enhanced Lines
Yes
Wide Lines
Yes
Styles Lines
Yes
Filled Lines
Yes
Block Fills
Yes
Polygon Fills
Yes
Curved Fills
Yes
Flood Fills
Yes
Clipping
Yes
Curves
Yes
Polygons
Yes
Device Fonts
Yes



  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Closer Look (Continued)
  3. Installation
  4. Configuration
  5. Configuration (Continued)
  6. Specifications & Features
  7. Testing
  8. Testing (Set Up Display)
  9. Testing (Tune Up Program)
  10. Testing (LCD Test Script & Subjective Viewing)
  11. Conclusion
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