These are discontinued but great if you can find one cheap.
4 December 2011
Summary: I purchased two of them in April of 2005. The're pretty much equivalent to the Apple Cinema Displays at the time. Screens are better than this now, but these hold up to the test of time. Pros: Good color, not pro, but very very decent. Easy on the eyes. IPS so colors don't shift. Decent construction. Have served me well with very heavy use (10+ hrs/day) for 6 years now with surprisingly little degradation in brightness / color. Good size / rez.
Summary: I've owned this monitor for 7 years since 2004 and it has always been flawless the last 7 years. I've used it as a second monitor to a Mac Laptop and as a TV Screen using a Viewsonic Nextvision N6 Video Processor. I purchased it as it was at least as highly rated as the Apple Cinema Display but was more versatile. I've never had regrets.
Summary: I bought this screen on August 24th. 2004. I has been working 24/7/365 since then. Not a single dead pixel, not a single problem. 1920 x 1400 pixels is awesome! I bought Dell U2711 one week ago. Best screen upgrade from the Sony. Dell has 2560 X 1440 pixels! You have to see it to believe it! Also, no dead pixels. Let's see how long Dell Monitor lasts. One key advise to all owners of heat making electronic equipment.
Summary: Few available on used market, so value is inflated. True use value for undamaged and 100% functioning is $125-$150 in 2010. Biggest deficiency is this monitor's contrast rating, quite passe by now. Monitor lacks density. Blacks are not very. Pink fringing can be dealt with: careful color adjustment, and limit viewer's angled view. Good color in about 90 degrees only, not the wider angle advertised.
Summary: I've purchased this monitor in the beginning of 2005 and it is working great in 2009! (my usage since purchase: 5 days a week/from 09.30 to 18.00 non-stop and no defects what-so-ever) I have not seen any such quality product elsewhere. I was looking to buy an Apple screen but I've discovered that they are using lcds of Sony already.. decision was not difficult afterwards..
Summary: I have 2 of the Sony 23” monitors (model number SDM-P234/B and run them together with DVI connections. My eyes are sensitive to the nuances of color displays. Sure many LCDs offer shocking realism with bright and very sharp displays. But try using them for Internet or marketing communication type work where you stare at images and text for hours on end. I have a newer HP 24” monitor that is hard to watch as it is so bright.
Sony SDM-P234/B (Black, Silver) 23 inch LCD Monitor
12 February 2008
Summary: Picture quality is wonderful, small footprint but big display with widescreen. I have trusted Sony quality for a long time. I have 98% of display products from Sony. I am not saying because of Sony, but the products are really high quality.
Summary: This monitor has great color, and is very easy on the eyes. It's a beautiful screen, and I would give it 5 stars, except for one glaring issue. Around the edges of the screen, about 1" wide, everything is tinted pink. Perhaps not a huge deal for most users, but I do a great bit of graphic design work, and find it incredibly distracting.
Have many of these in service in professional edit systems.
A. Burnham, Amazon
9 January 2007
Summary: This has been a reliable display device used as a program monitor on many Final Cut Pro editing systems editing 1080i programming for broadcast. It exibits some LCD lag but reliably scales correctly to 1920 x 1080 using a converter (HDP) from HDSDI. Too bad this is a discontinued product or I would purchase more.
Summary: I'm very glad that I waited for the right time to purchase this awesome monitor. I up-graded from a Sony 17" LCD, SDM-V72W. I found it on-line at B&H Photo for a mere $725.00, a significant discount from the original street price of $2,000. Excellent Pricing aside, the monitor performs as specified and exceeds all of my expectations. I understand it has been discountinued by Sony but If you can find this monitor, buy it!!