Date Joined: 07/14/06
Pros: It sounds good when it actually works.
Cons: Never before have I seen a piece of equipment this defective by design. The biggest flaw being a PROTECTOR "feature" that suddenly shuts down the device for seemingly no reason at all. Upon closer inspection I believe it is related to overheating, but it is not even that hot when it occurs.
Here is Sony's explanation of the issue:
There is no way to turn this "feature" off. So either the device is way too prone to overheating or the protector shuts itself off at unacceptably low temperatures.
Other issues with this product include a horrible setup menu, awkward HDMI pass-through, and several other flaws I can't think of right now since my main concern is that it isn't even functioning right now.
Never again will I buy another Sony product. Completely unacceptable.
Pros: Big monitor, DVI, great response time, decent contrast ratio for the price.
Cons: I got a dead pixel. I also found the ammount of space you have to plug in your cables to be annoying.
Overall Review: Ghosting? Some games and apps appear to ghost and lag in full-res (1280x1024). I'm using an nVidia GeForce 5700 LE and 512 megs of ram. I guess some of these issues could be caused by my now dated system, because I noticed that these problems seemed to disappear when I lowered the resolution or switched to windowed mode. The dead pixel on my screen is about an inch up from the bottom of the screen and in the middle. It is a big monitor so it is somewhat hard to notice. Yes, it is definately a DEAD pixel, and not just stuck. The pixel was dead from when I first turned it on. I ran a "stuck pixel" utility over night the first two nights and that didn't fix it.