Summary: I suppose I am a Year Late to Congratulate this Monitor/Company for its 10 year anniversary and being the greatest Monitor built. I have had a few other Screens from LCD's to LED IPS etc.. I like to use it for Gen use but when Gaming (sometimes) I Still Can't believe this Monitor can Dish out against current Gen Screens. So its heavy/ space unfriendly/ 1 type input only/ USB 1 (it was a big deal back then) And Magnet!
Summary: Here's the skinny...mine is a small graphics agency, meaning we have to watch overhead. We'd never touch LCDs for our work. By their nature, they don't `refresh' constantly and their pixel pitch can't match a CRT. Among the projects we do are vehicle wraps and constantly receive comments from installers that they're impressed with the quality of our photographic elements in such a large format. A lot of it can be attributed to this CRT.
Just a comment about a comment about a previous reviewer
16 August 2006
Summary: To the "reviewer", H. Moshfeghian, who decided to post a "review" purely to criticize another reviewer: You should brush up on your own "math" (and stop using quotation marks excessively and unnecessarily like I just did). From your review - "My 12 year old sister knows that CRTs come in a 4:3 aspect ratio. For the mathematically impaired that means if your width is 1280, your height should be... (hang on for a second while I count with my fingers)... 1024!
Summary: The "graphics professional" who likes to run his resolution at 1280x960 to keep things "sharp" and is now upset that the picture doesn't stretch enough vertically to fill his monitor should be "fired" from his "professional graphics positions." My 12 year old sister knows that CRTs come in a 4:3 aspect ratio. For the mathematically impaired that means if your width is 1280, your height should be... (hang on for a second while I count with my fingers)... 1024!
Summary: When I first got this monitor, I thought it was a steal, very cheap for what you get. It has vivid color and looks very sharp at 1600x1200@85Hz, and was great for games and watching movies. It did ship with two horizontal rows of dead pixels, but they are not noticable at all unless the entire screen is displaying a constant bright color. This monitor was great, but it did not last.
Excellent performance, but comes with a slight distortion
C70 "C70", Amazon
30 March 2005
Summary: I'm using the FE2111SB on a dual-monitor setup: the other monitor is a KDS Avitron(trinitron tube) 19" CRT (great monitor btw). I've had the FE2111SB for almost a year now and it's been performing great since I took it out of the box, so nothing has happened yet (knock on wood). Although, even though i've had it for a year, I still have one itch to pick at though.
Summary: I have had this monitor for a little more than a year and it is a fantastic monitor: great picture, lots of options and the downloadable software to adjust is awesome. However, you should know it has one problem--reliability. The problem is the tube loses its sharpness over time. After only a little more than a year my tube got so blurry it gives you a headache to use it. So, I call NEC--as its still under warranty.
Summary: I'm using two FE2111's in a dual monitor setup for one of my graphics rigs. For the price of one 20" LCD display you can buy two of the best CRT's on the market. And this is one of the best CRT's I've ever used and I've used a lot of them. It has rich colors, sharp images (right up there with some of my best LCD displays), three brightness settings (normal, picture, movie), and a relatively easy to use OSD for tweaking the color balance to 'just right.
Summary: ... I settled on the NEC Multisync FE2111SB for my monitor of choice. Why did I choose this particular monitor? I'm primarily a gamer and need the quick response times of a CRT over the up-and-coming LCD's. I own an NEC LCD1760V (on a second system) and its 16ms response time is excellent but it just does not have the same sheer color depth and "quicks" of a solid CRT (expecially projecting greys and deep blacks). Anyway, back to the review.