Review LG Ultra Wide Monitor 34UM69G-B hands-on

For some people, it seems the monitor has not become a top priority when assembling a PC game system. Many are still sacrificing their monitors to get a faster PC game. But for gamers who play at a competitive level, usually the monitor is very helpful for their performance which usually uses a gaming monitor with a higher refresh rate.

However, now LG comes with something different. Yes, the IPS-paneled Gaming monitor with a refresh rate of 75 Hz by presenting the LG 34UM69G-B. Instead of offering stunning colors and a better gameplay experience through a 75 Hz IPS panel, this monitor also offers an Aspect 21: 9 Ratio that is claimed to give you a different experience while playing the game.

Then how to experience the use of this LG 34UM69G-B. What can you do with this Full-HD monitor with this 21: 9 Aspect Ratio? Offer a better gameplay experience than any other monitor? Check out our short review below.

Specifications: LG 34UM69G-B

Screen Size 34″
Panel Type IPS
Color Gamut (CIE 1931) sRBG over 99%
Color Depth (Number of Colors) 6bit+A-FRC, 16.7M colors
Pixel Pitch (mm) 0.312 x 0.310
Response Time 5ms GTG, 1ms MBR
Refresh Rate 75Hz
Aspect Ratio 21:9
Resolution 2560×1080
Brightness 250cd/m2
Contrast Ratio Mega
Viewing Angle 178/178
Surface Treatment Anti-Glare 3H
INPUTS/OUTPUTS
HDMI Yes (ver1.4)
Display Port Yes(1.2)
USB-C Yes (DP Alt. Mode)
POWER
Type Adapter
Input 100~240V, 50/60Hz
Normal On (EPA) 30.6W
SPECIAL FEATURES
Picture Mode Custom, Reader, Photo, Cinema, Color Weakness, FPS Game 1, FPS Game 2, RTS Game, Custom (Game)
DDC/CI Yes
HDCP Yes
Plug & Play Yes
Response Time Control Yes
Color Calibrated Yes
Flicker Safe Yes
Automatic Standby Yes
SIX Axis Control Yes
Smart Energy saving Yes
Super+ Resolution Yes
4 Screen-split Yes
On-Screen Control Yes
FreeSync Yes
1ms Motion Blur Reduction Yes
DAS Mode Yes
Black Stabilizer Yes
Crosshair Yes
DIMENSIONS/WEIGHT
With Stand (WxHxD) 32.6″ x 18.3″ x 11.0″
Without Stand (WxHxD) 32.6″ x 14.6″ x 1.6″
Shipping Dimensions (WxHxD) 38.7″ x 19.2″ x 8.3″
With Stand Weight 18.7 lbs
Without Stand Weight 14.1 lbs
Shipping Weight 24.9 lbs
CABINET / ACCESSORIES
Wall mount size (mm) 100 x 100
Detachable Base Yes
Tilt (angle) -5~20 Degree
Height(mm) 120mm
Power Cord Yes
HDMI Yes (ver1.4)
STANDARD
UL(cUL) Yes
TUV-type Yes
FCC-B, CE Yes
EPA7.0 Yes
ErP Yes
Windows Yes (win10)
DisplayPort Yes (ver1.2)
LIMITED WARRANTY / UPC
Limited Warranty 1 Year Parts and Labor
UPC 719192609143

Sales Package

The monitor unit we received from LG this time is still a sample unit. Thus, the monitor in the packaging box is still not equipped with completeness such as instructions for use or other documents. In the packaging we received, LG only includes:

  • Power Cable + Adapter
  • Display Cable Port
  • USB Cable HUB 3.0
  • Plastic clips for cable management

Design: Monitor LG 34UM69G-B

LG 34UM69G-B comes with a 34 inch wide screen display with a resolution of 2560 x 1080 pixels. Unlike conventional monitors that usually come with  16: 9 aspect ratio , this latest LG monitor comes with a 21: 9 aspect ratio display screen that makes it look very wide. Coming from the line of LG Gaming monitors, the design of the monitor with the typical lines of the gaming monitor still decorate the successor. The thin bazzle of this monitor is hidden behind the surface of the screen which is coated with a 3H anti-glare coating, thus making the monitor look like a bazzelless. The presence of 3H anti-glare coating also makes this screen capable of reducing the reflection of light or shadow on the screen that makes you more comfortable using this monitor.

We think this design does not look bad. We only complain about the glossy material on the back of the monitor which makes it a very convenient place for fingerprint trails. Turning to the foot of this monitor, LG pinned foot shaped legs “V” that LG named as V-Line Stand. The foot of this buffer does look small but can keep this 34-inch monitor well. Interestingly, these legs have a height adjustment that makes this monitor can be set up at a height of flexibility. This monitor also has a tilt feature that lets you start 5 to 20 degrees.

Coming from the line of LG Gaming monitors, the LG 34UM69G-B is a monitor that relies on LED backlight with an IPS panel type (in-plane switching) that has the ability to produce color variations of up to 16.7 million colors at 2560 x 1080 pixels. With the combination of IPS panel, 2560 x 1080 pixel resolution and 21: 9 aspect ratio, the LG 34UM69G-B provides a wider viewing angle either in operating system environments or while playing games and is capable of displaying details that can not be displayed if using non-monitors -21: 9.

Specifically, the LG 34UM69G-B has a 5-milisecond response time for Gray-to-Gray. However, thanks to the presence of Motion Blur Reduction feature, this time monitor response can up to 1 millisecond so as to produce a free display quality of the symptoms of ghosting. This high level of response time is ideal for handling fast scenes in a video or game. The use of IPS panel also makes LG claims that this monitor has a color level of up to 99% sRGB gamut so it is suitable for users who need LCD monitors with high color accuracy. The most interesting thing of this monitor is, Although it comes with IPS panel, this monitor has a refresh rate at 75 Hz. It’s not the highest, but you’ll very rarely find a IPS paneled monitor with refresh rate on this number.

Unlike most LCD monitor products with a 60 Hz refresh rate, the LG 34UM69G-B  offers privileges on refresh rate options ranging from 60 Hz, up to 75 Hz for the highest selection. PC owners with the ability to produce frame rates above 60 fps would be liked when paired with LG 34UM69G-B. You will not find symptoms of image tearing due to the refresh rate of  LCD monitors lower than the game frame rate. Even when the V-Sync feature is turned on, the game can still “run” at the frame rate level up to 75 fps when the 75 Hz mode is used, Unlike when using a 60 Hz LCD monitor where the game frame rate is locked at 60 fps when the V-Sync feature is activated. As a result maximum visual quality obtained without the need to sacrifice the comfort of playing.

One of the other features of the LG 34UM69G-B  is the presence of AMD’s popular refresh rate technology, FreeSync. The technology allows the monitor’s refresh rate to adjust to the frame rate of the resulting graphics card, not vice versa as in the V-Sync technology. In addition to embedding Adaptive Sync features AMD, this monitor also brings other gaming features such as “Response Time” to adjust the monitor’s response time based on screen speed in displaying images. This feature is perfect for use when the monitor displays fast scenes such as while playing a game or watching action movies. There is also a Black Stabilizer feature to adjust the level of black contrast monitor so as to produce a clearer view on the dark scene / less light. Not only that, LG also pinned the 1ms Motion Blur Reduction feature which will reduce the ghosting image  (blur) during image transition.

In addition to utilizing this 21: 9 monitor on PC games, you can also use it as a screen for your console. There are still not many games that support the 21: 9 aspect ratio, but you can take advantage of the aspect ratio of “Cinema” that LG has injected inside the monitor with this elegant form, some Playstation 4 games that contain black bars on the top and bottom Can be enjoyed to the maximum with it. Even the feature will be very useful also for you while watching a movie that has a black bar at the top and bottom.

To unpack and pair this monitor is quite easy, you just need to press down the button that we circled above and pull the bottom of the monitor to release the foot of the monitor.

As you release the foot of the monitor, you will be mounting a 10 × 10 cm VESA mounting available behind this monitor. Mounting is useful when you want to pair this monitor to a wall or to a more flexible third-party buffer foot.

To operate the LG 34UM69G-B, LG relies on a five-way joystick button on the lower side of the screen. The use of the joystick button is indeed an advantage of this monitor. The operation of the menu becomes so easy and so enjoyable, even without the need to see the button itself. No more hassle of menu operation due to groping the row of buttons on the monitor’s hidden side. Users simply direct the five-way joystick button to move the cursor on the menu and pressed to confirm. The LG 34UM69G-B joystick button is made of the semi-transparent white material with white light when LCD monitor is on.

LG 34UM69G-B presents a variety of connectivity such as port DC-IN, audio,   port HDMI, one port  Display Port 1.2, one port USB 3.0 Type-C.  Apparently, the presence of Type-C USB connector on this monitor not only as a monitor input but also as a port for charging 5V 1.5A power gadget. This monitor also has a 3.5mm audio jack, but you will not find the speakers on this monitor. The HDMI connector and Display Port 1.2 ensure the LCD monitor is ready to display Full-HD resolution with a   75 Hz refresh rate while utilizing AMD FreeSync technology.

LG also includes a plastic clip to help you hide the cables connected to this monitor behind the buffer legs. Slightly different from the plastic clip for the LG monitor’s previous management cable, its shark-like shape lets you hang your favorite headphones after you use them. The design of this plastic clip also looks sturdy, and it seems to be able to withstand many wires and heavy headphones at once.

As a monitor intended for the use of games and multimedia, incomplete if it feels if LG does not embed the speakers on this monitor. Yes, this monitor is equipped with two speakers (stereo) placed on the bottom of the monitor, precisely located on the left and right side of this monitor navigation joystick. Although it looks small and less convincing, we are quite impressed by what sound it produces. Enough powerful, clear but your ear will not be disturbed by the sound because the sound produced is not too sharp. Perhaps this is because there is support MaxxAudio by Waves feature on this monitor so that the sound produced can be nice to our ears.

Use LG 34UM69G-B

As a new monitor, of course, LG offers features that make it easy for its users. One of them comes through the operation menu of this monitor. In addition to having used the 5-way joystick as a navigation tool, LG also pinned menu operation that interface is very easy for its users. Not only comes with full menu settings, you will also get a Quick Menu will allow you to make settings without having to go too deep in the settings menu (OSD).

Quick Menu

In this Quick Menu, you can do volume settings, video input and even you can choose the Gaming mode that has been provided by LG.

LG also provides a Quick Setting menu that enables you to adjust settings for lighting, color contrast, volume, and enable the MaxxAudio feature.

Going into the deeper settings menu, you can find the input settings where you can select the input you will use, even you can also set the Aspect Ratio you want to use.

The Picture> Picture Mode menu presents settings that are able to use scenarios such as Reader, Photo, Cinema, Dark Room, Color Weakness, Game FPS, Game RTS, and Custom.

LG also provides lighting screen settings, contrast, and sharpness of the image on the screen by accessing Picture Adjust menu. You can even enable Super Resolution +, Black level, and DFC features.

Setting options on the Picture> Game Adjust menu You can find various settings to enhance your gameplay experience such as setting Response Time, activating AMD FreeSycn, Black Stabilizer up to 1ms Motion Blur Reduction which will reduce the effect of Ghosting on the screen

LG also provides a Six Color setting that allows you to set the color in detail.

For Sound Settings, in addition, you can make volume settings, you can also make settings MaxxAudio and enable midnight mode.

LG also provides a general setting menu where you can make settings ranging from the language to activate the Smart Energy Saving feature on this monitor.

Talking about the Smart Energy Saving feature also pinned on LG on this monitor, the following power consumption test carried out using a power meter that is connected to the monitor power cable. Power testing is done in Standard and Eco mode on the Picture Mode menu.

Picture Mode – Power Saving Off: 43 Watt
Picture Mode – Power Saving Low: 41 Watt
Picture Mode – Power Saving High: 39 Watt

When the Smart Energy Saving feature is enabled the use of electricity monitors the difference between levels of approximately 2 watts. It does not seem so meaningful, but considering this is a monitor that only requires a maximum of 43 watts of power, the decline offered should be appreciated.

Conclusion

Designed specifically for gaming, it is not strange that the LG 34UM69G-B comes with more rarer capabilities found in LCD monitor products generally. In addition to the above-average specifications ( 75 Hz refresh rate, 5 ms response time ), LG also buried a stack of other supporting features such as AMD Freesync, Motion Blur Reduction, Picture Mode with 9 preset options, and much more. Not only that, as an LCD monitor with IPS panel type (In-Plane Switching), the LG 34UM69G-B is capable of excellent color reproduction and certainly has a viewing angle that is above the average monitor panel TN or VA commonly used gaming monitor Others. Even claims of a gamut color level of up to 99% sRGB do not seem to be a figment. You will get a monitor that out of the box already has a good production.

The offer of a refresh rate of 75 Hz on this monitor will also provide a better gameplay experience, where your input response will also increase. You will also get a smoother movement even as you see mouse movements in your desktop window. The 21: 9 aspect ratio provides its own advantages. When playing games that support this Aspect Ratio, you can get a wider view. Even you console users can also use this monitor to play games that have a black bar on the bottom of the bottom.

Looking for a new monitor to help you play home games? Maybe there’s nothing wrong with the latest LG monitor, LG 34UM69G-B this. In addition to the color reproduction performance that captures the abundant feature offer will greatly pamper you, from its unusual Aspect Ratio 21: 9 capable of providing a better usage experience, gaming support features like AMD Freesync, Refresh Rate 75 Hz up to MaxxAudio feature Which will spoil your ears while playing the game you can get from this monitor. It is officially this monitor is not yet available in the Indonesian market, but to have it you may have to spend your money deep enough to be able to see this monitor alongside with your favorite PC game on the official website of LG America this monitor priced at US $ 399.

Pros

(+) Refresh rate up to 75Hz

(+) Rate response time can reach 1 ms with 1ms Motion Blur Reduction feature

(+) AMD Freesync Support

(+) The quality of IPS panel used is very good

(+) Wide viewing angle

(+) The display connector is complete except for the digital input connector only.

(+) Strong body, not easily wobbled with little touch or wobble

(+) Screen position can be set altitude.

(+) The surface of the screen does not reflect the shadow

(+) Picture Mode is complete and can accommodate all usage purposes.

(+) Blur Reduction feature makes eyes more comfortable on fast scenes when playing games

(+) The OSD menu has a complete and easy-to-use selection when it comes to using buttons

(+) Color gamut which is up to 99% sRGB

(+) Stereo speakers with MaxxAudio by Waves

Cons

(-) Need a fairly wide space.

(-) Does not support potrait position

(-) A minimal sales package for gaming class monitors

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