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: The color is great, it was simple to set up. The only somewhat difficult thing is figuring out those buttons on the back side. I have both the HannsG 28" and the ViewSonic 28" side-by-side. No reason to spend the extra money that I can tell. One thing I like about the Hanns over the ViewSonic is that the Hanns is lower on the desk.
Summary: First the Pros: This monitor has exceded my expectations. Very BIG! Its a bit of a shock going from a 19" crt to this 28" giant. Overall the clarity is quite good, mabey just a tad below my 19" CRT monitor and looks best at the max resolution of 1920 x 1200. No dead pixels that I can see. Stand is sturdy and monitor seems well constructed. Price! Hard to beat the performance price ratio. Controls on side are a little awkward and take some getting used to.
must read you buy an LCD monitor, also I got it at 370dollars in Feb 2009
Sylvan "Sylvan", Amazon
14 February 2009
Summary: I like the product, I needed a bigger pitch to relax my eyes at home when spending time on the web or playing. I put the brightness at 0 as advised. I read somewhere that the monitor could not turn off as instructed by windows, but mine does. To the consciencious buyer I recommend to review any monitor/piece of PC hardware on the web at: [...] Here I compared it to the Viewsonic VA2626wm: [...
Review of Hanns.G from Amazon and I-Inc version from TigerDirect
Stephen Furr, Amazon
26 December 2008
Summary: First of all, these monitors are meant to give you the biggest picture available for the lowest possible price. With that in mind, they're not bad at all. I have three of these so far, one original Hanns.G model (from Amazon at $479) and 2 I-Inc models (from TigerDirect at $349.) All three worked fine right out of the box. I'm not a monitor testing shop, so these are my subjective comments: The good: big, bright, sharp, reasonable color uniformity across the screen.
Summary: This is a fantastic all-purpose monitor. It's super-cheap and has full HD quality, with large pixel size.
Cons: audio output is weak/tinny, default color balance is weird, bezel is HUUUUGE (easily 1").
Best compromise of screen size, features, and cost
R. Pasquini "Curmudgeon", Amazon
20 May 2008
Summary: Hanns.G HG281DPB 28" Widescreen LCD Monitor The Pros: The best part about the monitor is the sheer massive size of the screen. I often have OpenOffice Write, Mozilla FireFox, a DVD player, and several IM applications displayed side by side with plenty of room left over. The sturdy stand gives the panel a good range of tilt and swivel motions to adjust the viewing angle.
Summary: Excellent image once you adjust the settings.. as shipped, it's far too bright. Amazon version differs from the best buy version in that it does not have an adjustable height, and also the best buy version has a newer bios and chipset (according to the tech at Hanns-G). If you are coming from a crt, be prepared for adjusting to a lcd.. images are much sharper, and the entire screen is MUCH mor evibrant.. and it seems far too vibrant.
Summary: If you want a large monitor this is the sweet spot for value. The 24" isn't much less than this, but the 30" is much higher. Its a great monitor for watching movies because its able to produce a full 1080P picture. There are some odd thing, however. First, it only offers HDMI and analog VGA inputs. The adapter for DVI is provided.