Summary: I found this monitor on sale for $200. Even at $260-300 it would be a good deal. You will not find many monitors in this price range of this size and with an HDMI port. I bought it primarily for use viewing DVDs and videos. It is designed to be used primarily as a computer monitor, but I figured it could also be used as a cheap LCD HDTV monitor. Although I haven't tried it yet, based on my experience so far, I expect it will make a great gaming monitor.
Summary: This is a great monitor with a crisp, clear picture and I had no dead pixels! It was very simple to set up--plug and go. The speakers aren't great, but at least they have some. I like the fact that it has HDMI and not just DVI. I've had this monitor for over a month and I couldn't be happier. I highly recommend to anyone looking for a cheap, but good widescreen monitor!
Summary: Nice 22 inchd monitor, no bad pixels. Supports a lot of screen formats. I had to adjust the brightness up to 95% as it was a bit on the dim side. No complaints. I like the fact that the adjustments are on the bottom edge, so when adjusting the tilt you don't hit them or the power by accident. There is only about 1 inch border around the screen itself and it appears less than that because of dual color, so has a nice appearance.
Very good picture but forget about the internal speakers!
B. HILL, Amazon
24 October 2007
Summary: Using this with my pc (hdmi) and my Xbox 360(vga) and it looks great. Very good picture and the monitor is huge. I upgraded from a 19 WS. The speakers are just worthless though so don't count on them. The are as loud as a wisper but for the price I would buy again.
Summary: The HG216D is essentially a low-end 22" screen - it doesn't have a DVI port and it suffers a little backlight bleed like my other Hanns G screen. In normal use I haven't had any problems with it though - mine doesn't have any dead pixels or suffer from ghosting - and for an analogue connection the picture is surprisingly clean.
Pros: HDMI port, fine as a monitor
Cons: Some backlight bleed, 16:10, no aspect ratio options or HDMI sound input handling
Excerpt: "This monitor was a major jump for me, as my old Hansol CRT had nothing wrong (aside from being bulky, using lots of power, and being ugly compared to today's flat pannels). I put off getting LCDs until now, as I've never found one that can match a CRT for pure picture quality in all resolutions. That said, today's LCD's all still struggle as a trip to PC World confirmed after I spent a long time changing resolutions on all their display models (Luckily ...
Pros: 22" for the price of a 19" / pin sharp 1680 resolution
Excerpt: "The Hannsg HG216DP monitor is a 22" monitor; with an aspect ratio of 16:10.It comes with a VGA port and an HDCP port, the latter allowing connection to a HD games console or a digital connection when connected to a PC through a HDMI>DVI Adapter. However the VGA port should provide a similar quality experience, the only problem is that it's bound to get some interferance; this is very rare though and i am yet to experience such a thing. This monitor ...
Pros: Perfect picture on native resolution, HDMI Port, satisfactory design and no blurring .
Cons: Bad speakers; not terrible, bad HD quality, text breaks down and hard monitor base installation
Excerpt: "I originally bought this monitor when looking for a cheap second monitor to replace an old CRT monitor. It arrived in some very good packagingand was provided with clear and easy to understand setup instructions. The really great thing about this monitor is that it is plug and play, no extra drivers needed. Windows XP has been able to configure it to work. The user handbook comes on CD-ROM in the form of a PDF. This is cleary explains everything ...
Pros: Easy to set up, attractive finish, excellent picture quality
Cons: Sound is adequate for everyday use, not for games, music etc