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.
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.
Summary: I'll keep this review brief. While it worked, this was a great monitor. Really nice picture, fast refresh, no ghosting -- exactly what you'd want in a big screen LCD. Then, after about three months, the whole screen started turning white. Switch off monitor and then switch back on. It worked fine for about twenty minutes, then screen turned all white. Now it does it within five minutes of being switched on. Guaranteed, every time. Talked to Hanns.G.