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V7 D24W33This 24-inch display delivers on DVD playback and overall screen quality. It also has a pivoting feature, a 50 degree screen rotation and a major attitude problem. At $385 the price is right, although if you're looking for more than just two connection...
>> [Background music] Hi. This is Eric Franklin from CNET.com and today we're looking at the V7D24W33. >> Let's first take a look at the V7's physical attributes. The V7 features about fifty degrees of left and right rotation, which is slightly more than most displays we've tested recently. The screen height adjusts along 5.1 inches and the foot stand is flat, wide and deep. With such a large and flat footprint, the display has no trouble staying upright. And even when we knocked our test bench around a bit, the display stood tall. Well, actually, the display stood a little too tall. ^M00:00:34 [ Music ] ^M00:00:39 >> What did you say to me? ^M00:00:41 [ Music ] ^M00:00:45 >> What the hell you smiling at? ^M00:00:48 [ Music ] ^M00:00:59 >> I thought you said you liked peanut butter? >> [Background music] Whoo. Sorry about that. I think I got a little carried away there. Let's get back to the review. >> The display also pivots ninety degrees to the right, making it a vertical tall screen. The built in speakers produce decent sound, but they have a slightly tinny ring to them. The OC buttons are wide and give a satisfying snap when pressed. One thing we didn't like, however, was that the speaker volume is embedded within the OSD, so you have to nagivate into the OSD in order to change it. >> In DVD playback, we found that the V7 had a very sharp picture and accurate colors. And, also, it was very hard to spot ghosting in moving images. >> When is come to connection options, the V7 is sparse. It has VGA and it has HDMI and that's it. V7 probably did this to get the price under 400 bucks. However, they do include an HDMI to DVI conversion cable, so you won't have to seek out an HDMI compatible video card in order to get the thing to work. >> With a price of 385 dollars, the V7 is the cheapest 24inch display we've tested recently. So, if you're looking for a 24inch display that won't break the bank -- is great for games, and if connection versatility is not important to ya, the V7 is a great choice. If however, you want more connection options, you may want to check out the Dell 2408WFP. >> I'm Eric Franklin and this has been a First Look at the V7D24W33 [Background music]