Summary: Love this monitor - it is built solid and has never once fizzled out on me. I recommend this monitor for anyone who has kids or just wants a solid built monitor that can withstand an F5 tornado
Summary: This monitor has great colors and it is very sharp... for an early model for LCD monitors. However after 1-2 years it starts to have problems, problems such as screen fading to different colors or turning Black. Yes there is a unofficial way to fix this, but it is very risky. Over my four years of experience with this monitor(It was around $700 cda when the monitor came out) , the fading of the monitor will become more frequent, if it Happens just squeeze different parts...
Cons: Sony support - don't waste your time or phone $$$ calling them! Monitor display is only fair to good, considering the price is way too high for what you get. There are FAR better ones out there. It's as IF this was JUST an AFTERTHOUGHT by Sony to have SOM
Summary: Be carefull-a VERY large number of these had capacitor problems. The unit may work for a few hours-or weeks or even months, then will go bad, sometimes intermittantly, manifested by colored vertical lines on an otherwise blank white screen. SONY at first denied the problem, then sent eveyone a REFURBISHED model. BEWARE! Some may try to sell you a unit that works only FOR THE MOMENT, thus cheating you or else the Post Office for "shipping damage".