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.