Summary: I love this monitor, I got it soon after it came out. When I converted to Win7, I observed that there was no driver, it was identified as generic monitor, with that ID only limited options were available for resolution etc. Sony doesn't have Win7 x64 drivers for this, nor Vista drivers.
Summary: I purchased this monitor b/c in it's size and class it was very competitively priced with a $100 off coupon (expired 1/1/060). When it arrived, there were 3+ pixels that were dead. Another, right in the middle of the screen, had only green functioning.
Be SURE that you realize the HS95*B* is not the same as the HS95*P*
15 February 2007
Summary: I ordered this monitor thinking this was the same monitor as the Sony X-Brite SDM-HS95P/S, but in a different color (all black). Big mistake--had to return it. I suppose the $100 price difference should have tipped me off--but Sony really should have made the model numbers a bit more unique on...
Summary: The bottom line up front: it's worth the extra cash. If you choose to buy this monitor, you will not be sorry. You will notice the high quality and sharp picture within a minute of opening the box. This monitor has that luxury, elite feel to it; you know what I'm talking about.
Summary: I chose this monitor after reading a PCmag review of top 10 19" flat panels. Though this was not the top rated monitor, the review accredited the Sony as the best for use with both text and graphics.
Summary: I am running two of these monitors as dual screens while I write software. My eyes are no longer sore at the end of the day. Excellent text rendering and bright screens make this monitor a pleasure to use. Pros: 1) 1280x1024 at it's finest.
Summary: I am very pleased with my Sony LCD. It is bright, sharp, with vivid colors. Amazingly clear. I saw significant improvement in the quality when I replaced my analog video card with a digital card and would suggest this for anyone getting this screen.