24-Inch HP Debranded HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor
Author: Shawn Knight
Editor: Rutledge Feman
Date: 03-15-2009
Provided by: Geeks
HDMI Testing

Unlike a standard DVI monitor which simply consists of testing the unit using a computer, I had the additional task of using this screen with my Xbox 360 and my HDTV cable box. But before I get into testing, let's take a quick look at the on-screen menu options.

This monitor offers a good bit of options to manipulate, including brightness and contrast, and it even has some preset image configurations. Switching between video inputs only requires two button presses (menu, select) which is nice. Service support directs you to HP's website, and for those curious about the HP model number, it is HP w2408h.

Moving along, the Xbox is up first, where I spent some time playing two of my favorite games, Left 4 Dead and Forza 2.

Keep in mind that these are just photos of the monitor taken using my digital camera, so the results aren't perfect and what you see in person looks better than the photo. Results here were comparable with playing on my HDTV. Response time as not an issue and there was no ghosting or other issues to speak of.

Next I connected the monitor to my Comcast HDTV service and below are some photos of what I saw.

The camera here didn't do nearly as good of a job as before at recreating the image on the screen. This is probably because I had to pause the video to snap a photo, otherwise it would have been blurry with the slow shutter speed the camera needed. Again, everything here was very crisp and looked great. I only wish I had a Blu-ray player to try some HD movies with.

Testing using my computer is just ahead...

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