Hanns.G HW191DP review

£95
Price when reviewed

The Hanns.G HW191DP is one of only two TFTs in this group to feature a DVI port, and adds to this with a set of integrated speakers. A three-year on-site warranty is reassuring, and Hanns.G performed reasonably well in the last PC Pro Reliability survey. This 19in TFT has the features to give it a good start.

Image quality doesn’t quite follow suit, however. In testing, gradient ramps appeared perfectly smooth, with good distribution towards the top end of the spectrum meaning plenty of detail in light areas. The lower end is a bit more compressed, with lower greys sinking to black a little too soon, but overall contrast isn’t too bad.

We chose to stick with the Default colour settings, as the 6,500K colour temperature was a little too warm. Our greyscale tracking test showed an almost neutral tone, with just the slightest hint of blue. And our real-world tests backed this up: Crysis looked vivid, although the problems in dark areas noted in the gradient tests undermined things somewhat, with detail lost in the smudge of black. It was the same with our more atmospheric test videos.

That’s forgivable at this price, but the one thing we couldn’t ignore was the control scheme. With faint labels and buttons sunk into the side of the frame it’s a nightmare to make any tweaks, and all too easy to switch the monitor off when all you want to do is adjust the picture. It’s not a deal-breaker, but when the Hyundai offers more at a similar price it’s enough to keep the Hanns.G from winning an award.

Details

Image quality 3

Main specifications

Screen size 19.0in
Aspect ratio 16:10
Resolution 1440 x 900
Screen brightness 300cd/m2
Pixel response time 5ms
Contrast ratio 700:1
Dynamic contrast ratio N/A
Pixel pitch 0.283mm
Horizontal viewing angle 150 degrees
Vertical viewing angle 135 degrees
Speaker type Stereo
Speaker power ouput 2W
TV tuner no
TV tuner type N/A

Connections

DVI inputs 1
VGA inputs 1
HDMI inputs 0
DisplayPort inputs 0
Scart inputs 0
HDCP support yes
Upstream USB ports 0
USB ports (downstream) 0
3.5mm audio input jacks 1
Headphone output no
Other audio connectors None

Accessories supplied

Other cables supplied VGA, 3.5mm audio
Internal power supply yes

Power consumption

Peak power consumption 55W

Image adjustments

Brightness control? yes
Contrast control? yes
Colour temperature settings 5500K, 6500K, 9300K, Default, User
Extra adjustments OSD position, time-out, transparency, colour, language, input select, volume, reset

Ergonomics

Forward tilt angle 0 degrees
Backward tilt angle 20 degrees
Swivel angle 0 degrees
Height adjustment 0mm
Pivot (portrait) mode? no
Bezel width 20mm

Dimensions

Dimensions 453 x 198 x 380mm (WDH)
Weight 4.600kg

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