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I bought this monitor after a lot of research - here's a thread I created on what the different LG IPS screens are:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1350203/information-for-lg-ips-screens-ips235v-ips234v-ips224v-m2352d

I chose the IPS LED technology over the TN one, due to the better colours and the better viewing angle; although the viewing angle wasn't something that important to me.

At first I was worried about the response time of the panel, as websites had misleading information of it.
Long story short, after a call to LG, I found out the IPS234V, was the latest IPS panel they had, and it boasted an amazing 5ms response time.
This was great, especially considering ASUS's website, and customer service lacks so much, that I couldn't find out if their panels were IPS or not, and more so what their real response time was.

So I went ahead and got the IPS234V.
As soon as I got it in, the first thing I notice was how light it was. Super light.
Secondly, as other reviewers had pointed out on the internet, I found the stand to be a little weak and wobbly. It doesn't really matter if you mount this monitor, as it does have your standard VESA (75x75) mounts, and more so, doesn't matter if you got a sturdy desk, and don't move your monitor around much. Thus the stand is something to bear in mind, but that said, LG is known for having weak stands, even on their 42" TV's.

Anyway, now the image.
The image at first was nice, but not perfect, after several hours of tweaking and playing around I nailed the colour calibration with my PC and Xbox.

I have the LG connected via DVI to my PC, and via HDMI to my Xbox.

The image on this panel is absolutely amazing.
Pin-point clear, lovely colours, amazing real-life image like reproduction.
It put my 2yr old ASUS PW201 (LCD 8ms) to shame, and in its bed.

Overall, the image, the price and the overall reproduction of colours of the panel are simply outstanding.
The only thing that gets me each time, is the input selection.
If I were to switch off my Xbox, whilst having my PC on. The screen will start searching for the Xbox signal - instead of switching to my PC's connection.
Also, each time the screen refreshes, a little pop-up at the top right will come up, saying "DVI" for example. this includes when your PC boots up, with the screen going on/off between the bios screen and the boot-up - which could lead some people crazy, but I ignore it, and don't pay attention to it.

Anyway, great screen, does what it says on the tin, and runs BF3 both on Xbox and PC (60FPS) with no problems. Do bear in mind you WILL get tearing, if you don't have Vsync on, as usually the GPU will be stronger than your monitor.

Here's my settings for my screen (UPDATED in 2013):






Here's an unboxing and overview of the IPS234V:

ProsCons
Colours, contrast ratio, inputs, IPS panelChanging inputs, stand

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That is not a newer version (from my understanding with LG), as the IPS235V is in fact older, and furthermore is the 236V (they are working backwards with the numbering)

I should add that the 235V and 236V were said to have 15ms response times and NOT 5ms like the 234V.

As for ghosting, I game on it, and haven't noticed a single problem
 

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Pleasure mate!
And no, they are apparently the same thing according to LG - the PN or BN is just a product code released to resellers.

(I know all of this as I called LG, as I wasn't sure myself, at the time of my purchase)
 

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that's why I called LG - they said all IPS234's are 5ms, and I also informed them that the sites all give different, and wrong info - 12ms and 14ms.
 

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I don't have it turning off like that, but when there's no signal or when it is receiving a new signal it turns off.
For example whilst booting from the bios.
 

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I contacted LG through chat support but they sad they can't answer because it is not a general inquiry. I don't know any other way to be certain, on the panel info I found online on most of the panes for other LG monitors it says what depth it is except for this one (it just says 16.7M colors) I did some color tests and it looks like it is 6bit+FRC but I'm not 100% sure
 
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