Author Topic: HP 25er & 25es Review: Almost-Glossy 1080p LG AH-IPS  (Read 2789 times)


  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 761
    • View Profile
Re: HP 25er & 25es Review: Almost-Glossy 1080p LG AH-IPS
« on: May 03, 2018, 02:29:17 am »

HP 25er 48
by Deepinthesky Teslastorm, on Flickr

The HP 25er/es suffers from an identical amount of glow as the HP 27CW, 25XW and 27XW I tested in 2015. Glow is minimal and far less prevalent on the HP monitors compared to most other AHVA/IPS/PLS panels, especially compared to the Samsung AD-PLS E and D series monitors. When the brightness is not kept cranked in a dark room the 27CW, 25er, 25es, 25XW and 27XW can be considered nearly glow free from normal viewing positions and distances (45-60cm), and likely won't bother fans of VA panels. Dark content is a pleasure to watch on both monitors which break free from the shackles dark scene-ruining AHVA/IPS/PLS glow which normally significantly hampers their performance.

I recommend using a bright 2600 lumen Daylight/6500k CFL (Philips example) behind the display while keeping the brightness below 100cdm/2 (2600 lumen light) or 140cdm/2 (5000 lumen light) in order to make black and dark content indistinguishable from the inner black bezel. A bias light can hide IPS glow as well as make an AHVA/IPS/PLS panels black depth equally as dark as a VA panel.
« Last Edit: May 03, 2018, 03:07:40 am by NCX »