Summary: I first hooked it up using standard video cable to test it. The plan was to use HDMI cable after that. Had to check the web to see how to change the input for HDMI but it was easy to find that info and the screen is GREAT! I use it a s a second monitor for my laptop when at home. Very happy and I'll buy another for my wife when her old flat screen dies.
Summary: Everything works perfectly how I wanted it to work. I have my PS3 and Computer connected to it and can seamlessly switch between the two and the HDMI even accepts audio-in. Not to mention the LCD is like looking through liquid crystal (see what I did there) it's so perfect. The only thing i can think of that i dislike about it is that it's really difficult to easily get to the audio in / audio out ports that are behind the monitor, like if you want to plug headphones in...
If You're Having Trouble with Your Speakers - Read This
27 May 2014
Summary: The monitor itself is just fine. It's not worth $500, but the quality is fine. As for the speakers, a lot of people think the speakers are way too soft. I never had a problem until today. I could NOT figure out why suddenly I could barely hear the speakers. I turned up my youtube all the way, I turned up the system settings all the way. Still could BARELY hear anything, but I I could hear it yesterday. I remembered messing with the settings on the bottom of the monitor.
Summary: Bought one last year for work. Couldn't get the HDMI port to work. We returned it and asked for an exchange. The 2nd one came in, still said no signal after we plugged in the cable. Since we really need it, we twisted and jiggled and finally, it came to live! Since then, we had no trouble using it. So when it comes to time to replace another monitor in the office, we went ahead bought another Asus with HDMI port. Received it yesterday, SAME PROBLEM!!
Summary: I used to have a monitor with included speakers, so I decided to give this one a try. I do like the fact that I do not have to have speakers on my small desk area for sound. I actually have my headphones plugged into the monitor most of the time, and get great sound through them. When I listen to the sound through the monitor's speakers, it is very good, however, harder for me to remember where to adjust the sound (the buttons to reduce or increase the sound and other...