Summary: I have had this monitor for about three years. My experience with it has been good. The monitor will give a humming noise at very low volume. If you adjust the monitor settings, you can get rid of the humming noise.
Summary: Monitor looks and works wonderfully right out of the box. My only complaint would be that it is almost TOO big! I have to back away from the computer desk to take it all in! Really works well for tweaking my photos though.
Summary: Default setting VERY bright, caused me headaches at the first use but quickly figured it's the brightness fault (from other reviewers) 27" is great for gaming and for work that require consulting more then one data source. surfing however is a little inconvenient. 1920 X 1080 (aka full HD)is too low for such a big screen. too bad the industry decided not to make better res screen for this size, it's hard to find good cheap screens with better res and they are old too.
Summary: Unlike other reviews where it seems like the five-star reviews might be planted or skewed, I can tell you without a doubt that these five-star reviews are real! There is nothing about this monitor that deserves anything less than five stars. I have owned this monitor since December 2011 and it is nothing short of awesome.
Summary: I knew I'd made a great choice when I saw that NASA uses Planar monitors. The sound quality is very poor, and I wish the monitor had a USB port, but other than that, it's great, pic quality is excellent, and the price was good.
Summary: Low price, large screen, long warranty. What else can you ask for? My wife asked for a faster computer and I bought this large monitor. She thought her computer became faster :-) She uses her computer mostly for online shopping, YouTube and Excel. This is a decent monitor for home and businesses. We do not use it to watch movies or play games. If you are really picky in video quality, this may not be the choice for you.
Summary: First off, let me state that you aren't getting an IPS monitor for a little over $200 US! This is a nice 27" 1080P monitor, that does support other resolutions, but will have issues all LCD,s have with non-native resolutions (focus/crispness/etc.). I have had it now for about a month and am quite pleased.
Pros: The image quality is AMAZING. It is crisp, clear, and bright but not overpowering. It switches between inputs in a hurry. My old Samsung felt like it was baking my eyeballs; the Planar monitor is on all day and is still cool to the touch.