The control panel consists of a set of four buttons centered at the bottom of the bezel. The big buttons and the straightforward layout make the onscreen menu (OSM) easy to navigate. The OSM gives you a fairly standard array of adjustment options plus some extras: you can control individual red, green, and blue color values; check the number of backlight and total usage hours; and calibrate colors. You can adjust the brightness, the contrast, the resolution, and the white point via a keyboard and mouse after installing HP's Display Assistant software (included on a CD-ROM, along with a thorough user guide).
Tested at its native resolution of 1,600x1,200, the HP LP2065 performed quite well on CNET Labs' DisplayMate-based tests. Text looked dark and clear, and it was pleasant to read. Colors looked bright and vivid, although in our scale tests, colors were occasionally too dark and tinted green. The HP LP2065's grayscales were also dark and marred by greenish tints. Screen uniformity was fair: the left side was slightly brighter than the right, and we saw some dark patches in the center.
HP says the LP2065 has a quick 8ms pixel-response rate, and we found that its DVD-playback performance was good. We saw slight noise and ghosting, but these flaws were mitigated by sharp-looking still images, accurate flesh tones, and vivid colors. Gaming backgrounds and characters were similarly sharp and colorful.
The HP LP2065 comes with an industry-standard three-year limited warranty that includes the backlight. Tech support is available 24/7 in English and Spanish. In addition to calling, you can e-mail questions to HP's tech support or chat online with an HP support technician. Drivers, manuals, and access to HP's Business Support Center are also available on the HP Web site.
(Longer bars indicate better performance)