Thanks for the review. I think you'd want to point out that almost every single 22" monitor, regardless of manufacturer, uses a TN type display. It means that the horizontal viewing angle is OK, but the vertical viewing angle is HORRIBLE, very narrow indeed. The spec they report, 160°, I believe, may represent the point at which text is legible, but color is badly washed out by the time your eye is 30° above horizontal. Conversely, color becomes progressively more saturated as your eye drops below the horizontal plane that's perpendicular to the display. This effect is SO PRONOUNCED in 22" monitors that there is a very noticable difference in color saturation between the top and the bottom of the screen. If your eye is in the middle, you're looking up perhaps 5-10° to see the top and down 5-10° at the bottom. The same blue in the title bar of a window and the Task Bar will appear sky blue at the bottom of the screen and royal blue at the top. This is the effect you noticed in your "orange-screen" test. Go back and use any solid color, and the difference in its saturation between the top and the bottom of the screen, regardless of viewing angle, will knock your socks off unless you're farther away that normal. These 22" monitors, none of which use true 8-bit color by the way, are therefore UNacceptable for color-critical tasks like Photoshop. They work very well, though, for gaming and office tasks.
Don't get the idea that I dislike them. Right now, I'm sitting in front of two of them, one by Chimei and one by Westinghouse. They're great for nonprofessional use, but I've found it necessary to tilt them away from vertical about 5° to lessen the very noticable difference in color saturation between the top and the bottom of the screen. A person standing behind the user, watching a game, for example, will find it impossible to see anything. The only way he can view what's going on is to sit in order to get his viewing angle fairly close to 0°. I'm not a perfectionist, but the problem with vertical viewing angles on these inexpensive 22" monitors is significant enough that I hope to retire mine in favor of 24" models if the price of the latter ever drops enough to make them affordable for desktop use.
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My Acer AL2016W has that issue, it might be a 20" widescreen, but the viewing angle is so poor that I actually have viewing issues on the top at virtually every angle! El cheapo monitor, but with it as bad as it is it should not have left the labs.
I wish I knew more about flat screens I'm still using a CRT because I game and do some graphics editing. I don't like the trade offs, what would be a good flat screen to get with a very low response no bleeding and good viewing angles I'd say 20-24 inch.
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