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stephen p.

stephen p.

Joined on 05/21/04

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An unprofessional "Graphics Series" monitor

ViewSonic G220fb Black 21" CRT Monitor 0.21mm horizontal, 0.25mm diagonal Dot Pitch 15-pin mini D-sub
ViewSonic G220fb Black 21" CRT Monitor 0.21mm horizontal, 0.25mm diagonal Dot Pitch 15-pin mini D-sub

Comments: I realize most users of this monitor are wowed by apparent virtues that, to a professional fine artist, are actually unsatisfactory. The unit has low brightness and a poor black. The unit uses a mal-designed optical lens to overcorrect the curved tube underneath. That there is no corrective function for lens distortion is a big deal. The unit has an unstable vertical axis that began to flicker and distort after only 5 months of use. The screen is chromatically vignetted. That is, it's hue changes in all four corners, making accurate/intended renderings impossible when working images approaching full screen. Only the center 15" is realistically useable. This is probably due to the use of uncorrected, non low dispersion glass. Today, I returned the unit and exchanged it for a G810-with an uncorrected (lensless) parent tube of the "flat screen" G220fb. The G220fb is the worst of six ViewSonic monitors I've owned. And its touted as a "Graphics Series" monitor. Hardly. Regards

follow up

ViewSonic G220fb Black 21" CRT Monitor 0.21mm horizontal, 0.25mm diagonal Dot Pitch 15-pin mini D-sub
ViewSonic G220fb Black 21" CRT Monitor 0.21mm horizontal, 0.25mm diagonal Dot Pitch 15-pin mini D-sub

Pros: none, actually. See my earlier critique.

Cons: It has been five weeks since I returned my G220FB for a 2-week repair. No email/call fro VS. And very long waiting for poor service. I warned you.

Overall Review: Does Newegg publish bad reviews and thereby help their custoomers in the long run?

Follow-up: Viewsonic Cust Service

ViewSonic G220fb Black 21" CRT Monitor 0.21mm horizontal, 0.25mm diagonal Dot Pitch 15-pin mini D-sub
ViewSonic G220fb Black 21" CRT Monitor 0.21mm horizontal, 0.25mm diagonal Dot Pitch 15-pin mini D-sub

Pros: none

Cons: Returned the monitor for replacement and received a substitute. Fix was to be 2-weeks but its been 5. No call, no email. You will spend most of your morning just checking the status. I have had six VS monitors. This is the last one.

Overall Review: The G220fb probably has a design problem that has no easy fix. Don't be impressed by the term, "graphics series." And carefully consider a possible future of customer service limbo should this poorly design monitor ever need it.