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: Newegg purchase overnight shipping turned out to be 36 hours. Not bad I guess. 19 Newegg purchases in a little over three years with only a single problem which was resolved in 48 hours. Quite a record.
Pros: I would simply echo the review of Nate on 6/12/2009. I have owned many monitors starting with the IBM PC 5150, Sony's, Samsung's, NEC's. This is the best. No dead pixels. No margin bleed, and excellent blacks
Cons: This monitor is bright. You need to adjust. Despite the complaints of one reviewer it is much easier to adjust than some other popular brands.
Summary: I find no compromises with this display, period. For years, I waited for LCD technology to improve enough to pull me away from my very color accurate, very responsive (and very heavy, very power-hungry) CRTs.
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: This monitor will make you see white spots, whine like a mosquito if it is less than 100% brightness and unreliable. If the room is less than 70 degrees F it will not show an image until the back-light warms up.
Pros: Looks nice and provides plenty of space for icons on the desktop.
Cons: Very bright monitor and if you set the brightness less than 100% for the display alone it makes coil whine - very loud and annoying. Using the video card drivers to make the display darker results in terrible color banding. Today the monitor decided to add two four inch tall stuck pixel lines on ...