Summary: This monitor was great... right up until it and it's sister failed. I bought two identical monitors at the same time (from Costco) and BOTH failed within weeks of each other... JUST outside of warranty (and unable to return to costco). Really really unhappy about this.
Summary: I, like many others, have gotten the white screen of death. I am going to check on repairing it myself, or just buying a monitor from a company that cares about quality and customer service. Just an additional warning to all those out there considering this purchase.
Summary: Well, my remaining Hanns-G HG281D died today. I originally bought three of them about 2.5 years ago. My desktop looked pretty cool - especially when I would drag a window across all three big monitors. The first one died after a year and a half, the second one followed about six months later, and the third one died today. If you need a cheap, throw-away monitor, these are great. If not, I would recommend spending a bit more for something with greater longevity.
Summary: I do NOT recommend to buy this monitor! It has got lots of white screen issues which is happening after warranty. You will love it just for 1 year, than you will HATE it! it has got cheap parts and you through 250$ away, there are tons of better monitors for this price. Also to get this monitor fix, and make it work for another 1 year (??)... cost you about 150$... not worth it!
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 first got this product from Best Buy who gave me a 4 year warrentee after 18 months the monitor developed an un fixable fault. Best Buy were unable to replace this monitor with either the identical one or in fact any other 28in one. The could only offer me a 25in one. They gave me a store credit for $554 and I then bought the monitor from Amazon at considerably less tahn teh $554 however am still stuck with Best Buys store credit.
Summary: I received my item in a nice container, set up easily and lo and behold. the quality of this monitor is so poor, 2 days later i can't really set it up like what other user said. I search on the web about the issue of this monitor and found out this monitor have a lot of issue. i can't return this monitor anymore in original box. So buyer beware, too bright , low quality, color flicker,it dim and bright suddenly, poor control placement and so on.