ViewSonic VX2452mh 24-in. Gaming Monitor - Testing Methods and Testing

Article Index
ViewSonic VX2452mh 24-in. Gaming Monitor
Closer Look
Features and Specifications
Testing Methods and Testing
Contrast Ration and Uniformity
Testing Continued

A Word About Testing:

In everything we try to be fair, accurate and as objective as possible when it comes to testing hardware. In the past, LCD reviews were done completely subjectively, but we have purchased some equipment that takes some of this out of the equation. Take a look at our LCD Testing methodology over here to get a better idea of how we test LCDs.

We won't spend much time in the menu; it is pretty standard although a little stripped down in terms of contrast, color adjustments and the like. The only real setting in the menu that will help you tweak your screen is the "Brightness" and "Contrast" control. We've also recently updated our Datacolor Spyder software and this gives us even more options for precision testing.

 

Color Accuracy:

We started this off once again by breaking out the LCD Spyder (new DataColor Spyder HD - review to come) and found out how well this unit comes setup from the factory. This test is designed to find out how well the display produces accurate color. We did this using an HDMI connection and reset the monitor to defaults (no dynamic contrast, game mode off) before we started.

Uncalibrated

Uncalibrated

Target + Calibrated

Target + Calibrated

Target + Correction

Target + Correction

As you can see in the images above, the color accuracy needed a bit of correction. The image that shows "Target-Correction" shows that the curves had to be tweaked a bit in order to keep the target curve nice and smooth. This adjustment was made quickly and easily however and the calibrated settings look much “warmer" and the skin tones are balanced much better than what comes factory default. The defaults had a blue hue that you really didn’t notice until you compared the two.

Color Accuracy

 

Color Uniformity - New!

In this section we cover the color uniformity of the display by using the updated Spyder HD from Datacolor. This takes different color readings (blue, green, red, etc) from different areas of the screen at different brightness levels and shows how uniform the color is at different parts of the screen at different brightness levels. This is the first time we’ve ran this test on a review product, so I don’t have any reference data. This is here to show how uniform and accurate the color stays at different parts of the screen.

Color Uniformity @ 50%
Color Uniformity @ 50%

Color Uniformity @ 67%
Color Uniformity @ 67%

   

Color Uniformity @ 83%
Color Uniformity @ 83%

Color Uniformity @ 100%
Color Uniformity @ 100%