LG launched a new LCD TV Monitor (Flatron M197WA) , here is my mini review of the product:

  • Its a 18.5″ Wide, I was actually looking for 22″ but this turned out to be good enough.
  • 1366 X 768 resolution which is HD ready (1080p).
  • Built-in HDMI port which can be used with Blueray, new generation of up-scale DVD players and the new breed of HD digital cameras. They all use HDMI. Note: HDMI cable is not included and has to  purchased separately.
  • 20000:1 Contrast Ratio: Not sure if that made any significant different 🙂 but nice.
  • 5ms response time: that’s good enough, but if you are into serious action gaming, you may want a 2ms.
  • Built in TV function, for the couch potatoes. Also includes remote.
  • Built in speakers, the sound quality is functional but nothing to write home about.
  • Comes with a detachable stand, so it can be used on the desk or can be wall mounted. Wall mounting bracket needs to be purchased separately.
  • She’s got the looks, the monitor is a good looking baby.
  • Lots of ports: DVI, HDMI, D-Sub (standard monitor input), Composite AV.
  • Power Consumption 35W, 1W on Standby.
  • I tested this on Ubuntu 9.04 and was detected immediately with, no additional tweaking needed.

Street Price in India: Rs. 12,500/-

Overall a good buy. I have only tested the PC functions, have yet to test the TV capabilities.