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Comment: I own the LG D2343 (bought in the UK Nov' 2012), I believe similar or identical to the 2342P.
A replacement for my 2006 Dell 2005FPW (which I still hope to repair when time allows). The image quality looks very similar, no complaints at all.
One review I read for the LG mentioned faint lines were visible (the '3D screen filter'). You can see it if you look very closely on certain block colours (i.e. white) out of the corner of your eye, but I don't think it is detrimental in the slightest. I wouldn't have noticed unless I had read about it. Other reviews criticise the flimsy stand - again not an issue - I don't knock my monitor, so it stays still.
A super (and inexpensive) monitor for Youtube 3D video clips, I set the monitor to 'side-by-side' mode, then watch 'side-by-side' 3D Youtube clips. Interlaced mode (on Youtube) sometimes works, but I don't use this.
Occasionally I found that when I pressed the 3D button on the monitor (to toggle into 3D viewing mode) the image was still side-by-side rather than 3D. I just press the button again to come out of 3D then go back into 3D, and all is well.
My current PC is 9 years old (1.1GHz) but I can still watch 720 HD (passable) or 1080 (slo-mo, audio not synched, but perfect resolution). I do this by using KMPlayer and CoreAVC codecs. For lesser videos VLC player works perfectly.
Time for me to invest in a new PC perhaps, but I'm very happy with the LG monitor.
Comment: i like watch n playing games in 3d
Good: 3D works great
Bad: Apple's Thunderbolt port doesn't like it at all
Comment: Well, for the brief moments that I could see the 3D stereoscopic view in Cinema 4D R13 in the viewport, it was great.. And when I say brief, I mean every intermittent second or so, between equally lengthen periods of static. Apparently this is a huge undressed problem to do with the Thunderbolt port on Macs (in my case, a rather expensive 17" Macbook pro, purchased in early 2012). Happy with the monitor, but very miffed about the incompatibility. Mac's without a thunderbolt port can quite happily work with the monitor.
However, LG has no supporting software for the Mac either, which isn't helping their cause..
Good: Good 3D effect, works with PC, PS3 and Xbox 360
Bad: Wrong glasses came supplied with mine
Comment: The expert review is incorrect, you do not have to keep your head still at all. This is true with the Nintendo 3DS but with this monitor the glasses direct the information to each eye. I shift position as I'm playing and the 3D image remains and does not blur.
I picked mine up for £ 160 and believe it is now available for £ 150 in the UK. At this price it is an absolute bargain and with the Tridef software included adds 3D to most PC games but you do need a fairly powerful PC. My FPS drops to 42 in Skyrim with AMD 5850 Crossfire and an i5 processor clocked to 3.8ghz.
I have also have my Xbox 360 connected (PC is connected through DVI) to the HDMI port and Gears of War 3 is great in 3D.
However be warned that the wrong glasses came with my monitor, 3D TV glasses were included rather than the 3D Monitor glasses and LG insisted I return the incorrect glasses at my own cost before they sent out replacements. I have read in online forums that my experience is not an isolated incident.
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