Syntax Olevia 30" LCD: Cheap, Robust and Exceptionalby Kristopher Kubicki on June 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST
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CMO V296W1-L11 LCD PanelWe looked at our last 30" LCD TV just after Computex Taipei 2003. This time, just after Computex Taipei 2004, the LCD industry has changed dramatically. There were dozens of vendors displaying flat panel technology in 2003, but this year, showcases were fairly limited. During Computex 2004, there was a smaller flat panel display feature occurring nearby, but for the most part, vendors did not seem as nearly as enthusiastic like they were only 9 months before.
Just like our V296W1-L01 found on the Albatron LWX-30AMS, the LT-30 V296W1-L11 uses an MVA derivative display mode. As you may or may not know, Fujitsu holds the patent on the original MVA technology, so manufacturers like CMO tweak the technology slightly in order to avoid paying royalties; hence the "Super" in Super MVA. Feel free to catch up on some information about TN, VA and IPS display modes in our previous Dell 2001FP LCD review.
The panel also uses an 8-bit driver; typical of VA based LCDs. This allows for a full 24-bit color replication (16.7M colors) without dithering. Remember, some of the panels that we looked at in the past suggested "24-bit" emulation, but in actuality, they were 6-bit drivers with dithering. The backlight of our CMO panel is provided by 16 CCFLs.
Unfortunately, at time of publication, we could not find any material that suggested the - L11 revision of the monitor was much different from the - L01.