LG display has identity crisis

This week I got in the LG Flatron M237WD. It acts as a monitor with its VGA and DVI connections, but it also includes some extras that makes one wonder about its true identity.

The last monitor with an identity crisis I reviewed was the Samsung SyncMaster T240HD . I cleverly called it the "TV disguised as a monitor," or was it the "monitor disguised as a TV"? Hmmm, I don't remember and really, does it really matter? I think not.

This week I got in the LG Flatron M237WD. This is a Full HD 1920x1080 resolution 23-incher that also has an identity crisis. It acts as a monitor with its VGA and DVI connections, but it also includes some extras that makes one wonder about its true identity.

Plenty of juicy connection options. Well, not really juicy as that would be disgusting and probably dangerous. Eric Franklin/CNET

Some of those extras include composite, component, and S-video connections, plus an extra HDMI port, optical audio port, a digital TV tuner and a remote control.

I'm going to take this bad boy to the lab over the next few days and see if I can find out just what the meaning behind all this is. In the meantime check out the shots I snagged below and look for a review early next week.

 

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