£900 Mac Monitor Doesn't Work Near a Router

By Gary Cutlack on at

A super posh £900 monitor from LG has been infuriating its owners by refusing to work when near a source of Wi-Fi signals, with the display flickering and even turning itself off when placed within two metres of a home router.

The bad boy is the LG Ultrafine 5K monitor, a 5120 x 2880 resolution beast designed for Mac owners who want bullet points specifically outlining why it's a better screen than everyone else's. The device currently has a 1.5 out of 5 score on Apple's US web site, though, where users are piling in to give it a kicking for its Wi-Fi interference problems, oh, and also saying how it's rubbish at connecting to things via USB.

LG has admitted to there being a Wi-Fi problem with the 5K screen, laughably saying that: "Changing the location or positioning of either the router or the display should resolve the issue," and also adding that models manufactured from next month onwards will have extra shielding so they can be placed anywhere within the minimalist home offices of future owners.In the meantime, a bit of tinfoil around the back might help.  [BBC]


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