This would've been a decent monitor back in 2005. Don't pay more than $60
28 March 2014
Summary: A kind of a stinker? It's a good enough interim monitor while you save for an IPS 24" (or while you save to fix your current IPS monitor which has gone out of warranty, damn it). The people who gave this monitor a good review just haven't owned that many LCD monitors. Or they just don't do anything related to photography, gaming, or video editing. Or they're perhaps color blind, or maybe just plain going blind.
Summary: I haven't tried any audio, but the display is absolutely gorgeous. Despite being refurbished, it works like a brand new monitor. I have it sitting beside a 19" Acer V193W and the difference is stunning. Just because it says "refurbished" doesn't mean somebody tore it up -- it likely was a DOA that got sent back to the factory, and it was made right, and is essentially a brand new display that cost less than half price. Don't let these end up in landfills.
Summary: I got 3 of these monitors to set up in Eyefinity for my new desktop computer. I've been using them for a couple of weeks now and so far, so good. The picture quality is pretty great especially considering that they only cost about 120 a piece. My only gripe is that the tilt of the monitor can't be adjusted. They lean forward a little bit.
Summary: I've bought about 15 of these in the last year to replace old tube units. They look great and last for some time. So far the oldest one is a year old and still going strong while on 24hrs a day 7 days a week.
Summary: Way cheaper than trying to buy in a store. Only problem is my wife's computer has dual monitors. One died so this was the replacement... now the colors don't match between the monitors because of the upgraded model. Probably just going to buy another one and replace the old one so they match.