Summary: I just upgraded from this monitor to a new one after using this monitor for close to a decade. It's been trusty, it followed me around to LAN parties in high school, served as an extra screen for my laptop in undergraduate, and will now serve the same function on a desktop in graduate school.
Summary: I purchased a Syncmaster 171v around a month back. The installation went off smoothly using supplied CD s/w and the display is sharp and clear till now. Most application s/w and games look good in it. It's higher contrast ratio of 400:1 gives text & graphics a crisper look.
Summary: I bought my 171v lcd monitor about 1 month ago. Has worked perfectly so far. I just took it out of the box, plugged it into my computer, power, turned it on and that was it. Did not have to install any drivers, even though there is a software CD included.
Summary: I bought a 171v at [a local store] for [$$$], with a...rebate. Installation and setup was mindlessly simple. I found the Natural Color SW to be useless. After a week I exchanged the unit for another 171v, as there was a noticable color/contrast gradient from top to bottom.
Summary: Ok, so let me say first, I play games, and that is the main use of my computer. So I am probably expecting better results than most people would ever need with an LCD. Set up was fairly simple, but you absolutely need the drivers supplied installed or everything looks way too bright (I had default...
Summary: The more important problem: I purchased this monitor for (..) . A few months later, I purchased a 17" Dell LCD Monitor for (...) and the quality of the picture is 10 times better. The Dell monitor has rich, vibrant colors - whites are white, darks are dark, picture is sharp and colors are great!