Summary: I bought the FPD2185W monitor with a package in 2005 and it went until 2010 before it had the same problem that is mentioned all over the web. The capacitors failed and I took it to a local shop where my main man found the bad capacitors and replaced them them and it just crapped out again (April 2012) but for the very good reason that my repair man saved me a couple of dollars and didn't replace ALL the capacitors.
"One of the best, has excellent side angle viewing."
5 December 2011
Pros: Just an awesome monitor.
Cons: Mine lasted 2 years. So I loved the monitor so much I took a repair course for electronics. I repaired it. been working ever since. If you get into this situation, maybe I can help with yours. Sprint6@zoominternet.net.
Summary: I feel compelled to right a review in light of how many 1 stars this thing has. I've owned this monitor for a few years now. I bought it back in 2007 to use as both a replacement for my giant CRT and a cheap alternative for not owning an HDTV at the time. It was a great purchase. Picture quality is excellent. Size is great. Pretty light (although the base is heavy, but it keeps it very stable). Great viewing angles, highly adjustable high and angles.
Summary: I've had this monitor now for over 2 1/2 years. It has an exceptionally clear picture, it's very attractive and trouble free.The stand that comes with it is very stable, and allows for up and down movement as well as front to back movement. Works very well as a gaming monitor because of it's fast response time. I purchased the speaker bar that mounts underneath, and it too works flawlessly with very good sound for a computer monitor.
Pros: replace the 8 capacitors on the power board to fix
Cons: remove casbinet screws, pry bottom up, plastic locks, remove power botten cable, 4 screen screws, behind screen disconnect inverter and video cables, remove metal cover 7 screws, 4 more on power board
Summary: I have had this monitor for over 2 years and it has been amazing. I was very shocked to read all the negative reviews considering a friend also purchased theirs around the same time and he loves it. Watching movies and playing games are great. I've wanted to get a larger monitor, but the only thing holding me back is that this one is still amazing.