Cons: I purchased this on July 21, 2009 and on January 26, 2010 it stopped working. HP insists the warranty expired on April 27, 2009, three months before I bought it. I have made 11 calls, sent proof of purchase 4 times. 30 days later they still say no
Nick Sterwald "Just a dude who buys things on..., Amazon
30 April 2009
Summary: I felt I had to add to the "Not so great" category. Viewing angles really are that bad, "Halo" light around the edge of the monitor (This is after sending it back for yet another refurb). With brightness dialed down along with contrast, the picture can look good, but over all it really isn't a good monitor. I was really hoping for a refund whenm I returned the first unit, but it looks like there are a ton of available "Famous" maker HPs out there....
small problem with monitor - BIG problem with HP cust. serv.
systems student, Amazon
3 April 2009
Summary: I'm pretty ticked off about this, this morning. A small problem with the software for this monitor has, thanks to HP's incredibly poor customer service, turned into a $662 problem. First, the rotation software would not work so I could not turn the screen up on it's side and have the picture rotate into place. Not that big a deal, but I sent a message to their "award winning" customer service, anyway. I just want to know who gave them these awards! Who?
Software causes issues with Office 2007 and there are driver issues
Beverly L. Thompson "quilting geek", Amazon
6 March 2009
Summary: The My Display software apparently works only with Vista (I have XP Pro). This is contrary to what the documentation says but this is what HP support says. I have just spent a very frustrating 2 hours trying to get this resolved. In addition, when I upgraded to version 1.36, I started having issues with my MS Office 2007. Since you only need the My Display s/w if you are going to use the monitor in portrait mode, I guess you do not need it if you use it in landscape.
Summary: Couldn't get the pivot to work -- but even so, the viewing angle is so limited, using it in portrait mode would be impossible. I gave up after repeated attempts. Colors out of the box were very poor -- heavy green cast. After hours of working with My Display, I managed to get it pretty neutral but if I had it to do over again, I'd buy something else. I'm going to try using a calibration gizmo -- but I doubt I'll ever get the screen image to match a print.
Summary: When I first viewed this large screen monitor, I was totally amazed with the deep contrast and color saturation. The stars in my Hubble Orion nebula wallpaper sparkled almost like real stars. Nothing in real life creates the glowing colors and intense visual experience this monitor puts out. BUT, within about a minute of turning it on, as my amazement with the color saturation subsided, this monitor's serious problem with vertical viewing angle became apparent.
Summary: This monitor goes to sleep and won't wake up about half the time when I go into DOS to use a frequently accessed program. I have to close everything I'm working on in order to not lose anything each time I go into DOS. Sometimes I can get the screen to wake up by typing everything necessary to exit DOS, but this is hard to do with a completely black screen. Other times I have to shut the computer down and restart.
Summary: hi, Im a 3d pro and depend 100% on the quality of the image on my display. I finish my 3d work doing extensive postwork in Photoshop and thought this monitor would be "the one" for me. After less than two months, Im using a 22'' viewsonic I borrowed from my dad, and selling my HP.
Pros: It looks great! It is really big and the vertical mode is enough to let your friends with their mouth open. It moves up and down really easy, and also has a pivot on the base to turn it softly
Cons: Flickering, lots of it, don't even bother getting angry, at 60Mhz it wont go. I coudnt adjust the colors in any mode, somehow they ended up being too contrasted or with too much gamma. Your graphics card should be able to support the vertical display, otherwise it wont work. It heats so much after 3 hours you feel your face like you were in front of a fire, without mentioning the red eyes. And the glossy screen gives you one BIG mirror! I spent like 2 weeks doing adju...
Summary: If you are worried about angles then this one is not for you. Yes the height is adjustable but if you want to be comfy sitting back low on your chair then you will most of the action at the top of the screen.
Pros: - Nice colors, vibrant. - Good for gaming with lesser input lag.
Cons: - HDMI sucks **** You keep seeing your reflection on the screen which also sucks **** Movie action scenes is horrible on this monitor