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Pros:

For the questioner below, the monitor is capable of displaying any resolution over DVI or D-Sub. It will even display 16:9 resolutions, but will stretch to 16:10, which looks atrocious. Keep all resolutions at either 4:3 or 16:10 and you're golden.

First, the main reason you're buying this monitor - the multiple input options. I have not tested the component input, but all the other inputs, including Digital HDTV tuner, works very well. TF2 looks good, even with a 1280x800 resolution. The PS3 looks gorgeous on 1080P. Digital channels in 1080i and 720p looks very good.

The scaler on this monitor gives you a lot of options (16:9, 16:10, 4:3) for all inputs. (DVI only has 16:10 or 4:3, but why would you need anything else?) This was a major concern for me before purchasing, but I'm glad it can display most resolutions.

Off-axis viewing is better than expected, but I wasn't expecting much. There wasn't much color tuning to do out of the box.

Cons:

Off-resolution scaling is just okay. There's a good amount of backlight bleed at the top and bottom of the display. This monitor definitely isn't for serious users or experts, but the colors will look great for anyone else. No height adjustment, only backwards tilt, which is almost useless with a monitor this size.

Off-axis viewing is okay. The horizontal viewing is actually pretty good, but the vertical off-axis is bad- it's definitely a TN panel. It's not terrible, though. There's noticeable dimming at the top and lower right corners of the display - mine might be defective in this way. I can live with it, though.

Touch-sensitive power button is an annoyance. You'll have to get used to the way it detects your input. The side-mounted panel buttons makes the remote absolutely necessary for any respectable tuning.

The display is prone to wobbling - the pivot on the monitor should have been better designed for stability. No VESA mounting

Other Thoughts:

This monitor can pass DDL through the optical port in the back. The monitor's speakers are okay, for TV speakers. You can't really notice the "touch of color". The piano black finish still looks nice. The screen is anti-glare, not glossy, for those who are wondering.

I'd buy this again - it's more than enough for me, let alone your average user.

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  • Edward L.
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