LG 24GM79G Review: The LG is a 144Hz Gaming Monitor revision of the LG 24GM77G with LFC support, Freesync, and some other small changes.
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Contrast, Brightness, and Black Point:
Presets and Measurements:
Measurements with optimal settings (without calibration):
Measurements after calibration:
Ufo-Testpictures / Backlight-Scanning / Text-Scrolling / Eiffeltower-Test
Comparison Charts Freesync Tournament
Pros & Cons
Very good image quality out of the box (you have just to set the black equalizer to 0 and gamma mode to your personal preference) "Gamma Mode 3" is recommended
- A Very good price performance (Depending on your location/country)
- Excellent homogeneity (no clouding, no backlight bleed)
- Freesync with a range from 48-144 Hz
- Excellent blacks for a TN panel
- Excellent contrast
- Good gamma settings
- Very good colors for a TN panel
- USB Hub with 2 x USB 3.0
- Good build quality
- Good foot stand & cable management
- Easy OSD navigation & overview
- Black Equalizer
- Good overall settings
- Backlight Scanning causes ghosting/crosstalk on the upper and lower screen (check the UFO-Test)
- Gamma presets don't has a smooth grayscale but still better than having no gamma settings
- Matte panel coating (Still better than the Asus PG278QR for example)
- Moving vertical lines in mid bright uniform colors
- A little bit of fewer details in blacks because of the gamma curvature
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No, I don't know why LG has stated 5 ms response time (maybe without overdrive settings or for marketing reasons because of the 1 ms blur reduction) many people are simply confused.
You can try to install the ICC profile and check how you like the overall image quality (mostly color temperature and gamma since color accuracy within ICC profiles are not "enabled" on the desktop, only with software which is compatible with ICC profiles and can read them like Photoshop etc.)
Regarding the Nvidia Control Panel, I would use the standard settings and only change Gamma if you cant deal with the LGs gamma curvature (details in blacks) but you should note that the overall image quality will suffer then. According to saturation I wouldn't use this option - So leave everything on standard and use only OSD monitor options to calibrate your own preferred color temperature (Warm, neutral, cool)
Oh mate, I missed your comment.
You simply have to choose the "right" gamma settings in the OSD (Gamma Mode 4) and change the gamma within the graphics card settings or simply through windows calibrating. However, the difference between 2.1 and 2.2 is pretty slight + results can also differ a bit in each unit(!)
Just for the understanding: LG is using the same panel as all other manufacturers also are using. ALL TN panels with a stated 1 ms GtG response time will achieve this only when setting overdrive settings to the highest settings. So you will NOT observe any differences when comparing the LG with another TN panel (of course also depending on your individual unit while individual units differ a bit, even in terms of the responsiveness and pixel inversion artifacts etc). LG has stated 5ms probably because of its backlight scanning "1ms blur reduction" feature. Why they did it? We all don't really know :)
No, unfortunately, you cannot remove them. As I also have learned is that the amount of scanlines also differs within each individual unit. My unit was pretty good in terms of scanlines but still with weird moving horizontal scanlines from bottom to top (do you mean these) if so, did you also have tested another DP cable?
Thanks KindOldRaven : I also have added this in the LGs forum thread. A Screen for the forums would be awesome for owners of the LG :)
No Freesync always is from AMD. If this monitor would offer simply "adaptive sync" then it would work usually.
If you had the Samsung, you are used to those quantum dot colors so you have to keep in mind that every other 1080p 144hz monitors will be weaker in terms of the colors and image quality. I would suggest you the Viewsonic XG2401 if you want a TN and you do not need backlight strobing. If you need backlight strobing (like "fast" and "faster" on the Samsung) then pick the LG. Just that the Samsungs strobing works a bit better with fewer strobe crosstalk and inverse ghosting. So I would stick to the Samsung or the Viewsonic XG2401 in your case probably (: