Summary: I purchased this monitor knowing it was refurbished. The description stated it had minor scuffs. Once it arrived I was pleasantly surprise to find the scuff were very minor and thought I had gotten a great deal. Upon turning on the monitor I was bit concerned as the image was blurry.
Summary: Colors are vivid, accurate and color saturation is perfect. You will need to do some internet searches to learn how to properly adjust the settings. And to get the most out of the monitor, I highly recommend using a calibration tool to get perfect color balance.
Great for gaming, my eyes, and probably everything else.
Ed Oscuro "edoscuro", Amazon
2 April 2010
Summary: This panel does not strain my eyes at all. After years of using a 20" 1600x1200 TN panel - Samsung's SyncMaster 204B - and a laptop with even smaller pixels, the Planar PX2611W is very easy on the eyes, even compared to good CRTs.
Summary: I am very pleased with my purchase of the Planar PX2611W monitor. While I am not an imaging professional, I still appreciate accurate color and wide viewing angles. At the same time, I am a gamer, who was not completely happy with my previous monitor, the Samsung 244T.
Summary: I bought the Planar PX2611w to complement my NEC LCD2690WUXi in a dual monitor setup. The Planar acts as the secondary monitor and is used quite frequently, but not always. Since it only serves as a secondary monitor, I felt it not necessary to spend an additional $400 - $500 on another NEC...
Summary: For the record, input lag and response time are two different things. A high response time does relate to input lag as the pixels take longer to turn on and off, but a low response time does not guarantee the absence of input lag.
Summary: Pros: You simply can't beat the color reproduction and viewing angle of an ISP panel. Put side by side with my old TN the quality is like night and day. Of course, that will also have to do with using the monitor in its native 1920x1200 resolution. Simply breathtaking for games.
Summary: I've had this for a few weeks now, and I love it. I calibrated it as soon as I got it with my Eye One calibration tool, and the colors have been accurate ever since. Calibration was essential. For an S-IPS class monitor I found this to be the best value going.
Summary: <<edited>> (I fixed the TN/IPS issue mentioned by those that responded to my original review) I was able to test this vs. several other excellent 24" LCD panels in the $400-$650 range. It held up very well with the exception of its color vibrancy vs. the HP displays.