Summary: I've owned several Planar monitors in the past. My wife has a 18 inch LCD model that is 7 years old and still uses it for color correcting photographs.
Pros: When the DVI side was working, it was great.
Cons: Don't try to get warranty work on this monitor. The DVI side of the monitor died after 2 years. I tried to get a warranty repair, but Planar customer service asked me if the VGA side was still working. I said yes. So they said that I didn't have a valid claim for repair.
Summary: I have several of these. They are good monitors. All the cords are there (DVI, VGA, power). It has an HDMI cable and does fine with blu-ray movies or playstation 3. Just keep in mind the size, only 22".
Summary: I am certainly no expert on LCD's... I bought this PLANAR based on the fact that it would be mucho than my color washed out old Dell and because of the PLANAR price. Pics and videos are about as clear as my Sony TV screen, so I am happy with the fine detail and color.