Summary: This is an excellent monitor, with crisp extra clear picture. It seems to be just the right size, for me.Built-in speakers are just so-so, but I'm used to my surround sound speakers. Set-up, contrast,brightness, etc. are easy to do.All in all I'm very happy with the quality of this monitor.
Summary: I ordered mine from eBay, from an outfit that sells closeouts/discontinued, for a $183. It is new, not a refurb, with a full 3 year warrantee. At this time it is not a current model from Princeton Graphics. The average sound from a monitor's speakers are going to sound tinny, no different than 99% of the speakers from a laptop. Who the hell buys a monitor for the speaker quality? If it sounds worse, then the problem is also the sound card.
Summary: Purchased this back in January 2005 because of the 100 rebate offered at the time. Submitted the rebate straight away and per the website, it had been approved and sent by mid-March. It's now June and no rebate. Other than this scam, the monitor is good. Just don't expect to get the rebate.
Summary: The color and brightness are outstanding. It works well for DVD's, Cable and general computer use. I use this monitor about quite a lot, since I am a software developer I work/play and go to grad school all on this monitor. It is great for gaming and DVDs. I also use this monitor to watch cable with a tuner card (ATI AIW 9800 pro), it functions as a TV.
Good digital/Poor analog performance- watch out for rebate scam
bongo "TZ", Amazon
1 February 2005
Summary: Monitor is good, in fact Monitor is better than the 2 stars I gave it when used with DVI digital out. I especially like the dual analog and digital inputs. Analog input was a little fuzzy and I wondered whther it was a mistake to have purchased the LCD. Fortunately I had a Radeon 9600 card with digital out to install. Plugged in the card and fired up the computer with the digital DVI cable connected. The difference was like night and day.
Summary: I bought the Costco version and didn't need the speakers but the unit buzzes! So I returned it and picked up another one. And it buzzes! I called Princeton and they told me "it's a problem" and they are working on it. Guess I'll be returning this one too.
Summary: There is a noticeable reduction in image quality when setting the screen resolution at 1280 x 1024 pixels at 32-bit color quality, as opposed to 16-bit color quality. (This was the case when using the VGA connection.) Your experience with this setting may vary depending on your graphics card and (perhaps) whether a DVI connection is being used instead.
Summary: It was only two or three years ago when 15 inch flat screen montiors sold for more than $450. I consider myself fortunate to pick up this unit up for about the same price I paid for mine NEC 17" last year ($360). For those who just want a monitor for professional uses and occassional gaming, this is a great buy. Unless you have been using 21" monitors for a while, the first thing you will notice about this monitor is how big the screen is.
Summary: If you play games or watch movies on your monitor this is NOT the monitor for you. I bought the Costco version (VL1916). It is identical to the LCD19D (except the 19D has a 3 year warranty instead of 1 for the VL1916). The response time is 25ms which is too slow for gaming and/or video. There is a LOT of ghosting when playing games and enough while watching movies that I found it annoying and had to return the unit.