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Iiyama Vision Master Pro 514

At a Glance
  • Generic Company Place Holder VisionMaster Pro 514

Iiyama Vision Master Pro 514
Artwork: Rick Rizner, John Goddard

We were prepared to be knocked over by the Vision Master Pro 514, based on its high-end looks and rich feature set. The sleek-looking (for a CRT) monitor is easy to position on its square base, which includes small stereo speakers, a headphone jack, and a four-port USB 1.1 hub. Another nice feature: The audio input and the dual RGB inputs are mounted on the back of the base, so unsightly cables don't get in the way when you adjust its position. We were disappointed, however, in both its text and its graphics quality scores from our subjective tests at default settings. The Vision Master Pro 514 came in second to last for text legibility (beating only the Mitsubishi Diamond Pro 2070SB ), and it came in dead last for graphics. In particular, our judges found it limited when trying to display subtleties in our gray-scale and color-scale tests. It also had difficulty with flesh tones and fine detailing in our group photo test. Calibration, however, would likely improve performance.

While the Vision Master Pro 514 has several nice design elements, its screen quality at default settings does not measure up to the competition.

Iiyama Vision Master Pro 514


20-inch viewable area, 0.24mm DiamondTron U2 tube, 113-Hz maximum refresh rate at 1600 by 1200 resolution, TCO'03 compliant, Plug and Play ready. Three-year warranty, 12-hour weekday toll-free support.
$600
800/394-4335
www.iiyama.com

Sean Captain

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At a Glance
  • Generic Company Place Holder VisionMaster Pro 514

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