Summary: I bought this monitor to use as the viewing screen for my cable modem and it works great. Using the HDMI input from the cable box and the headphone jack for a set of speakers, this monitor views all the TV channels in an excellent manner. The 5 million to 1 contrast ratio, 178 degree horizontal and vertical viewing angles, 5 ms response time, 1920 x 1080 resolution, HDMI input and audio output jack make it ideal for my application.
Nice screen, stand a little wobbly. I paid less than $200
Kevin B "Tall Texan", Amazon
17 September 2013
Summary: EDIT: I see now it's $179.. geez, what a fluctuation in pricing! I don't know why on earth this monitor has gone up in price since I purchased it 8/27/13 for $197. Wow. Any how, it's a nice monitor, seems crisp, and it's quick to 'wake up.' My only problem with it, the stand is downright wobbly. If you glance the thing, it sits there and wobbles back and forth. Cheap, cheap.
Summary: Super sharp picture. Dark blacks. Brilliant bluray quality. Completely stupid cord input placement. Seriously.why do the plugs stick straight out towards the wall? Defeats the purpose of a slim screen. Amazing picture. Compares easily to dell ultra sharp for half the price. Highly recommend even with crazy cord setup.
Summary: This is one of the top monitors on displaylag.com, and that's why I bought it. Additionally, the IPS panel is exceptionally clear. The stand is decent, and was easy to install. Overall, an outstanding purchase.
Good for text editing or gaming, bad for movies or anything where colour calibration/ good darkness is important.
23 February 2014
Summary: The backlight bleeds horribly from the bottom left corner and the colours seem to flicker and adjust at will, although the colours once calibrated are good, contrast etc is all good, just a shame it keeps changing colour - incredibly frustrating and I don't understand why it does it. The stand was a joke - very wobbly - but it was VESA mounted anyway so this wasn't an issue.