Iiyama ProLite E2407HDS review

6 Mar 2009

The ProLite's size is offset by average image quality.

Price when reviewed: 
181(£180 inc VAT)
5

One of two 24in TFTs to squeeze under our £200 price target, Iiyama's new 1080p model has received a bit of a makeover from the ordinary grey styling of its smaller models. A glossy black finish instantly adds appeal, while the addition of an HDMI port to the usual DVI and D-SUB opens up the possibility of using it as a Full HD companion to a games console.

Out of the box the Iiyama was bright and cold in tone, so we needed to toy with the settings before testing. The positioning of the control buttons on the bottom-right underside makes tweaks a little less intuitive than we'd like, but we soon made the unusual choice of 5,400K colour as the most usable of the available options; 6,500K was far too cold for comfort, and while 5,400K was a little yellow at times, its warmth was infinitely preferable for this TFT's intended uses.

We lowered the contrast a little to prevent lighter greys from washing out into white, and found the Iiyama to be a solid, if unspectacular performer in our tests. Its white level is better than black, with notable backlight bleed at the top and bottom of the panel, while gradients were smooth but unevenly distributed vertically. Movies looked good, but lacked the sharpness of smaller TFTs, while the overall colour tone sometimes drifted from the more neutral tones of the BenQ.

The PLE2407HDS' speakers and HDMI port make it a solid entertainment choice at a good price. But we still prefer the extra lines of the Edge10's 1,920 x 1,200 resolution, and that monitor's flexible stand and lower price just about edge out the Iiyama in the 24in contest.

Details

Price ex VAT £157
Price inc VAT £181
Overall rating 5
Image quality 4
Features & Design 6
Value for Money 4

Main specifications

Screen size 24.0in
Aspect ratio 16:9
Resolution 1920 x 1080
Screen brightness 300cd/m2
Pixel response time 5ms
Contrast ratio 1,000:1
Pixel pitch 0.271mm
Horizontal viewing angle 170 degrees
Vertical viewing angle 160 degrees
Speaker type Stereo
Speaker power ouput 3W
TV tuner no
TV tuner type N/A

Connections

DVI inputs 1
VGA inputs 1
HDMI inputs 1
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 46W

Image adjustments

Brightness control? yes
Contrast control? yes
Colour temperature settings 5,400K, 6,500K, 9,300K, user
Extra adjustments Input select, OSD language, position, time-out, volume, mute, info, recall, manual picture adjust

Ergonomics

Forward tilt angle 0 degrees
Backward tilt angle 20 degrees
Swivel angle 0 degrees
Height adjustment 0mm
Pivot (portrait) mode? no
Bezel width 18mm

Dimensions

Dimensions 560 x 220 x 396mm (WDH)
Weight 5.000kg