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ViewEra V221MV Black 22" 5ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 1,000:1 Built-in Speakers

  • 1680 x 1050 5ms(GTG)
  • 1,000:1
  • D-Sub, HDMI, S-Video, Composite, Component
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Mike W.
  • 11/13/2009 7:50:58 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: It is huge! Has all the connectors I want (Wii and computer).

Cons: The menu controls with the side buttons are terrible. To switch to Composite input from VGA you need to click: Source Channel+ Channel+ Menu. Its a little awkward but I don't switch often.

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  • Matthew N.
  • 11/7/2009 1:54:57 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsPS3/360/Wii owners beware.

Pros: As the display for my PC, this monitor has worked like a charm. It looks no worse than any other LCD monitor as a display for PC. I've played Crysis and Dragon Age: Origins on it, and they look just as good as on any other monitor.

Cons: I've also been using this monitor as the display for my Wii (using Component cables) and PS3 (using HDMI cable). I also tested out the composite cables that came with the Wii. When I switched to component, I noticed virtually no difference. I tested out my Wii on a regular HDTV (A Samsung 42"), and it looked a LOT better than on this monitor.

I found almost the same to be true with my PS3. While it still outputs in 1080p on this ViewEra, the difference in this monitor for HD gaming and another mainstream HDTV is staggering. Since the contrast and color management schemes simply don't cut it, you're stuck with 1080p resolution that really doesn't look like 1080p one bit.

Other Thoughts: Don't get me wrong. 1080p for PS3 here still looks a LOT better than say, 480p visuals that the Wii outputs. But that doesn't excuse the fact that another similar HDTV/monitor such as a Samsung will do your PS3 and to a lesser extent, your Wii, justice.

Bottom Line: If you're serious about HD gaming with a console (720/1080p for PS3/360 and 480p for Wii), don't expect this to do your next-gen system justice in the least. But as a multi-functional monitor with the SAME quality VGA/PC image quality as you'd find on another monitor, this could suit you well. Then again, why don't you just get a cheaper monitor that has ONLY HDMI/VGA inputs? Then you'd get the best of both worlds. You'd miss the composite/component inputs, but in the end, the image quality for them is pretty bad compared to other monitors.

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  • Halleck d.
  • 11/2/2009 5:10:17 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsInexpensive and decent.

Pros: It's an inexpensive monitor I'm using as a TV for the kids. Plenty of different types of connectors for different video plugs. No dead pixels. Display is nice enough. Haven't gamed with it, but don't see anything goofy with quick scrolling.

Cons: The stand isn't adjustable.

Other Thoughts: It's cheaper than a comparable TV even without this totally awesome 40 dollar cash rebate. Cost / Feature ratio earns it 5 stars.

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  • Duke Y.
  • 8/21/2009 6:12:39 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNice cheap TV/monitor

Pros: -No lag using 480p/component when gaming with my Wii

Cons: -Turquoise dead pixel on the left which JScreenFix hasn't done anything with yet.
-Dirty black specs both inside the cover and on the monitor itself.

Other Thoughts: Didn't try analog input. I got the monitor mostly for the component inputs, which work great.

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  • William C.
  • 3/26/2009 1:57:10 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Value!

Pros: WOW! I purchased 2 of these monitors for use as LCD TV's / PC monitors in my kids rooms. Each had an old CRT monitor and a TV and I needed to save some space. Since they have DirecTV and DVD players I didn't need a TV with a tuner so I thought this would be a perfect solution. I could save money (vs. the cost of a 22" LCD TV) and combine the PC monitor. I was right! Picture quality for both PC and TV is outstanding. Sound quality is way better than I had hoped for. I mounted each on the wall with the Rosewill vesa 75 mount (purchased from Newegg) and I could not be any happier with the results (the kids are happy too). No dead pixels! (see con's)

Cons: Of the 2 monitors I had one (1) stuck pixel. I used JCscreenFix (google it, it's free) and within 5 minutes the pixel was no longer stuck and operating perfectly.

Other Thoughts: If you need a good PC monitor or a less expensive TV (without a tuner) I highly recommend this product. I did my research for weeks and weeks before making this purchase, and I am glad I did. With the current mail in rebate I saved over $100.00 per unit compared to similar 22" TV's with the same hook ups, brightness, contrast. You can find plain PC monitors for less, but if you need it to function as a TV also, this is the best deal!

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/24/2009 1:54:26 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent Monitor

Pros: Excellent quality for a monitor. The screen brightness for me was not an issue, though I was skeptical at first, after reading some of the other reviews. I have it hooked up to my Xbox, satellite tv, and computer, and it works just great with all three. The sound on the monitor could have been better, though it was acceptable, and for everything else it can do, I'm still impressed with it. The TV signal is a bit quirky, but it's probably because I have a 30 foot AV cable running to it, though I haven't tested that theory. Overall, I am very impressed with the quality of this monitor, and haven't had any problems with it.

Cons: The remote is necessary to easily go through menus, though everything can be done from the buttons on the side. In other words, the buttons on the monitor itself could have been a bit better thought out.

Other Thoughts: For the price of this monitor, you can't beat it. I highly recommend this monitor for anyone who is thinking about getting a new monitor or a small tv. Also, I think it was worth it to put in an the extra dollars for the 22 inch.

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  • John K.
  • 1/12/2009 9:07:53 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggsGood student investment

Pros: I needed a new computer monitor for my dorm, and having never bought a non-CRT monitor I am very surprised by how well it performs. The quality from VGA is great, and I also have a PS2 hooked up to the inputs and it works pretty well.

The speakers arent what you would call GREAT, but they are really good for this position. They are sufficiently loud at 50% for most things I do, and dont sound very hollow.

Cons: I do wish that the picture quality from the Component input was a little better, and it does need a little tweaking to bring up the brightness.

Other Thoughts: For someone who has limited space and need to have a good display, this works great. The only thing I coudl possible ask for would be a mic built in, but considering everything else that this brings to the table, I am very pleased

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  • Thomas C.
  • 1/6/2009 8:29:28 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsAn LCD TV without the tuner

Pros: VERY inexpensive - good value for the money.

Since this is basically a low-end LCD TV with the tuner removed, it has all the inputs a TV would have:
++HDMI for your DVD player
++Componentent (with its own audio inputs) for your cable box
++Composite / Svideo (with its own audio inputs) for your old-fashioned VCR
++Analog VGA input & mini audio-in jack for your computer too

Speakers are also more powerful (although not audiophile quality) than a standard monitor, so you can use it in the kitchen or a bedroom hooked up to a cable box and it can fill the room without sounding too tinny or strained.

No dead pixels

Cons: The remote control codes not the same as any brand I could find, so I could not use universal remote features of my cable box remote. I had to buy a learning remote and hand-program it to get a one-remote solution.

The composite and component inputs are quite pixelated at standard resolutions. I just turned down the sharpness and it looks fine. The HDMI is nice and sharp though. Heck, for viewing old VCR tapes through the composite input though, it's good enough.

Color/levels out of the box are pretty bad. They can be tuned to make them better, but the midrange abilities of this monitor are pretty weak. You either have to turn down the contrast and up the brightness to see anything in the shadows (but everything is washed out), or leave the brightness down and turn up the contrast, but accept that anything filmed indoors will be almost completely black. Perhaps with a bit more fiddling...... Nope

Other Thoughts: This review covers both the ViewEra V221MV and V195MV (I bought one of each, they perform identically).

This is basically a super-cheap LCD TV that they took the tuner out of. The buttons on the side of the unit and on the remote still even have the channel up and down labels. Heck, if you have to use a cable box anyway (like we do here with Cablevision), why pay for a tuner?

These monitors fit the bill for something that could replace a tube-type TV that I had hooked up to a cable-box, DVD player, and old-fashioned VCR that only had composite out. It was the ability to support all three, especially the composite in (plus the low price) that made these my choice for the kitchen and bedroom.

Summary - There are probably LCD monitors with better brightness/contrast management, but none that also allow you to also connect an old VCR, plus a DVD player and cable box and certainly not at this price. The A/V snobs won't like it, but it fits my needs quite well.

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