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Viewsonic VA2226w 22" Widescreen LCD Monitor Review

Author: Ryan Shrout
Subject: Displays
Manufacturer: Viewsonic

The On-Screen Display

The OSD on the Viewsonic VA2226w 22" display is pretty cut and dry, but let's take a look.

The main menu shows the basic controls you expect to see on any modern LCD monitor including contrast and brightness and color adjustments. 

Basic contrast adjustments...

The input select menu allows you to choose between the DVI and VGA inputs, effectively allowing you to connect it to two sources if you wish. 

The color adjustment offers both a few standard options of color temperature and also allows for custom user settings. 

The information display shows what the current LCD status is including the resolution, horizontal and vertical frequency and even model and serial numbers. 

In the manual image adjustment menu you have the options to tweak the horizontal and vertical positions as well as the horizontal size and sharpness values. 

In the setup menu you can set options that affect the language, on-screen display positioning and time out as well as whether the monitor displays the current resolution during input adjustments. 

Here is what the resolution notice looks like: if you are NOT running at the displays native resolution of 1680x1050 it will let you know and recommend a shift.  If this gets annoying and you know what you're doing, setting it to off in the OSD is pretty easy. 

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