A number of you sent e-mails requesting a full review of the Haier 7″ HLT71 monitor. So I went ahead and picked one up. As you can see it showed up today and I must say I’m pleasantly surprised. First thing to note is that it’s actually lighter and thinner (1/4″ thinner) then my Lilliput monitor. It also has a wide screen mode that allows you to use the whole screen. I wouldn’t color correct or set my exposure based on this monitor, but for framing and monitoring on a large screen this should do the trick.

I was actually expecting it to be larger with the on board speakers, so it’s nice to see that it’s the same size as my Lilliput monitor. I also tested the built in headphone amp and it works quit well with magic lantern.

On the down side the threads on the bottom of the monitor aren’t quit 1/4″ 20 so I had to give it a little bit of love to mount the Haier 7″ HLT71 monitor on my . It also crops a little bit on the top and the bottom of the monitor, which cuts off part of the magic lantern audio monitor bar, not all of it but about a quarter of it.

I’ve got it on the charger right now and once I get some time to do some more testing I’ll post a full video review. For now, it works, it’s affordable, and it picks up PBS in my living room.  Now I just need to hunt down a battery source.

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