Summary: This is the "square" monitor of choice for me. I have purchased 5, now, for the company I work for, and we love them all. The Sony display just can't be beat, and the value price is easy on our budget. Even though widescreen is the current trend, we still have applications that look better on this monitor. I even tried to take one away from one of our engineers to give to another employee, and he flatly refused!
Summary: Unlike many other LCD displays the sony SDM-HS93 is not the ideal case for repairing LCDs. Especially if the driver output of a programmed chip goes bad. Although the whole unit has a flashy design and looks very appealing.
Summary: I've almost never written a review, so in other words, I'm excited about this monitor. I admit I was drawn first by the styling, but am still delighted with the gorgeous picture quality, whenever I use the HS93. I'm very fussy, a heavy graphics/multimedia user, and am really glad I found this one. From what I'd read, dead pixels are pretty common in LCDs, especially as they get bigger, so maybe some of us are lucky there (I almost expected some).
Summary: I first purchased a sharp 19 inch flat screen monitor, but returned it since it had a dead pixel. I decided to try the sony 19 inch model instead. The sony model also had a dead pixel, I think this is the biggest problems with flat screen monitors. But I also returned it and was able to get one without any dead pixels. I had the monitor for about a month and haven't had any problem like the other reviewers. The monitor is expensive, but so far I happy with it.
Summary: I bought the Sony because it looked as if the screen images were better at the store. But when I set it up I got a bright white ghosting around all the letters, especially on a white background. Also, it seems to be a little soft around the edges of the screen. There are some areas of the screen where a word seems soft and right next to it is a word that is very sharp. It's a pain but I'm thinking of packing it back up and returning it.
Summary: I bought the HS93 model from the internet. I had several BRIGHT always on pixels from the very first day. It was centrally located, and very annoying. I tried to return the monitor to the internet vendor, but they told me to call Sony directly. Apparently this is Sony enforced policy. So, I called Sony and they said that unless there was 8 (EIGHT) pixels always ON, they would not replace or refund the monitor!!!
Summary: This is a beautiful monitor but it went black after 1 week. It was quickly exchanged and the 2nd one went black after 5 weeks. (Green pilot light stayed on.) They were AC powered (120.0 Volts)in a university office environment (70F)with surge protection. Never lost a pixel on either one, however.
Summary: This is the best looking 19inch monitor available. It has great 700:1 contrast ratio (good for blacker blacks and whiter whites) - making movie watching an awesome experience. Although there is no DVI, picture quality is superb. Text is supersharp (I use window's Cleartype to smooth it out) even with analog only input. Sony understands the importance of picture quality and included a VERY short and thick analog cable.
Summary: I haven't had a problem so far with this monitor like the other reviewers, and all I can say is the picture is sharp, colors are vivid, and the monitor just looks good. It is a downer that this monitor only has analog input, however I can't tell the difference. This monitor was a pretty penny, but I think it's worth it. It's definitely much easier on the eyes than my old CRT.