Summary: [...] Quick History ---- I purchased this monitor back in 08/09 (not exactly sure when) and loved it... till it died. About a year after owning it the dvi to HDMI cable that came with it stopped working so I had to use a regular HDMI cord. Certainly, not a major problem since the HDMI worked better and allowed me to switch to from analog to digital in the monitor menu.
Summary: We have had a monitor like this for close to 3 years and it hasn't worked correctly for the last year. The screen will get all spotty and do odd things then it will go blank and I can't get to come back on. We couldn't find the warrenty papers so my brother in law took it apart to try and fix it. He contacted the company and they said if he sent it back they would fix it for $20 so he asked for the address and he has never heard back.
Summary: I bought my HG281D in Feb 08. While it worked I was happy with it. However it died after 3.5 years - just 6 months after the warranty expired. I contacted HannsG service: they advised me to take it to a local repair shop. HannsG did not respond to my pointing out that the monitor is just 6 months older than the warranty they provide. I am very disappointed: I expect a longer lifetime from a monitor that back then costed $600.
Summary: I was very pleased with this product, as it performed well above its price range. After about 15 months, the monitor flickered for about 20 minutes, then turned black. It has been non-functioning since. I would have given this product a 5-star rating, but after six promises to receive a phone call for an RMA from Hannspree, I down-graded them to 2-star (it is my belief that products can go bad, but it is only as good as the company behind it).
Summary: I loved this monitor. I work from home and could put up everything I needed all at once on a single screen. I was a happy camper. Then, one day, it went black. I fiddled with settings. I fiddled with video drivers.. I fiddled with windows settings.. I fiddled with the operating temperature (cooling the room down). The monitor would work for a while, but, eventually (within a period of 5 to 20 minutes) it would simply go black again. I fiddled for 3 weeks with this...
Summary: This monitor was to be used as a monitor for a Mac Book Pro. The first monitor shipped did not work at all in any mode. The second monitor shipped had a vertical red line on the screen. No further monitors were shipped. I got a Samsung instead that works just great.
Run, don't walk from this company Hanns G products
5 January 2010
Summary: This monitor worked great until it quit working after 13 months because of the "white screen" of death issue commented on by others. Called Hann G service, several times over several days, because I found something out. No matter what problem you say this monitor has besides "It won't turn on" the tech diagnoses the LCD panel is broken. Which means, that warranty is vapor. The LCD is warranted ONE year, other parts and service for 3 years. That's the catch..
Summary: I bought this monitor from a competitor of Amazon and it developed a vertical line after about a week. It was intermittent and I thought it must be my cable or graphics card. I tried several fixes. The one vertical line became three. I could not return it where i purchased it for a refund because all of this took over 30 days of on again off again attempts to fix it after talking with HANNS G several times.
Awesome value, crisp text, reliability unknown but worth it. Buy it!
7 December 2009
Summary: This review is for the I-Inc iF281 which is practically identical in features to the HannsG HG281DPB, but apparently only sold at CompUsa and TigerDirect: Just got it today so limited experience. But for features and price I am extremely happy with the I-Inc iF281 (IF281DPB). Apparently I-Inc is an *even cheaper* sister brand of the HannsG brand, both of which are under the HannStar company from Taiwan.
Summary: I bought one of these monitors off Amazon about a year ago and it has worked fine. I love the larger pixel pitch for my old eyes. I bought a second unit a couple months ago for use at work, and within one month it stopped working (white screen of death). Evidently this is a fairly common fault with this monitor. Since Hanns G has no local service depot, I had to mail it back to them in Southern California for repair.