Summary: When I purchased this, I was very worried over the negative reviews. I have had another ViewSonic (VX2435wm) as my main monitor for almost four years without any problems (other than it not liking HDMI inputs because the native resolution is 1920x1200). This monitor is full HD and works with my HDMI port that I can't use for my main monitor. I have not had any problems with this purchase so far, but I have only had it connected for a month.
Summary: I do 3D professionally, and I wanted to move away from the nVidia active glasses/emitter systems. There are not many choices for passive 3D, and ViewSonic is a brand which has been making monitors for a long time. I was not disappointed! The 2D looks great when calibrated, and the 3D is very clean (with minimal ghosting, which they all have). The only downside is that you only get one pair of glasses, plus the clip-ons. No way I've found to order more!
Summary: For a reasonably priced monitor, the color and brightness seem very good. The 3D is very good for monitors in this price range, even with the glasses that come with it. A pair of premium glasses make it very nice. Keep in mind, though, that the passive 3D monitors like this one display 3D in apparent half vertical resolution (each eye will see half of the lines, but at the same time, unlike shutter glasses) My monitor has one dead pixel near the edge.
Summary: Updated: I have moved on to using a DLP 3D projector, especially for gaming as the crosstalk on these became too distracting to me in darker games, which are the majority of what I play. 3D DLP projectors have little to no crosstalk. This is monitor is great for most movies but many games suffer bad crosstalk from LCD tech in general. The viewing angle starts to become annoying over time as it's pretty inconvenient for watching movies.
Summary: As monitors go, I'm not an expert and won't comment on qualities like brightness, contrast, blacks, sound etc. It works very well in 2D and what 3D I could manage to work(non-PC HDMI source), is what I expect from any decent passive 3D display. The glasses are standard polarized lenses like RealD and are acceptable. The included software, however, namely TriDef, is beyond bad. If you intend to play PC games in 3D, you may be hugely disappointed.
Youtube 3d right out of box on Mac! But base is wobbly
Fancypants O'Houlihan, Amazon
1 May 2012
Summary: I'm able to watch yt3d on youtube right out of the box on my Macbook Pro with this, using an HDMI cable & adapter that I already own (mine didn't come with an HDMI cable in the package, only DVI and XGA cables). Pretty impressive for a monitor under $250! I'm really excited to do some 3-D video and photo work right in my own home. Just picked up a Fuji W3; plan to borrow a friend's Go Pro Hero 3-D camera setup regularly. Only real drawback so far here is the base.
Works as claimed, a good LCD monitor with an underwhelming stereo viewing effect.
M. E. Balzer "What is Reality?", Amazon
19 April 2012
Summary: I was attracted to this monitor because it was an inexpensive passive stereo viewing LCD panel. As far as LCD panels go, this one is pleasant to look at, with a matte finished screen. I found that viewing 2D images were in my opinion, striking. Color stood out, with what I can only call snappishness. I have read that tests fault this monitor for mediocre test results, but for general viewing, you could do far worse.
Summary: I bought this monitor to upgrade my old 19 inch standard monitor and use the opportunity to achieve 3D technology. Excellent monitor. It offers a picture perfect, real 1080p, good connectivity, excellent 3D quality, easy to configure... all this for a reasonable cost. It is a great detail including the two glasses, clip and normal. The 3D effect does not cause eyestrain ... for more than 3 hours of continuous video game!!!
Summary: I ordered this item, off because I wanted a new LED monitor with HDMI to use with my pc and game consoles. Add in the 3D capability and I was sold instantly. The color, contrast, size(upgrade from 19 inch) and in full 1080p greatness!! 2D display quality is amazing! Far better than the standard HP monitor I was using. 3D display looks great as well, slight ghosting in some cases.
Summary: Вот недавно приобрел себе сей мониторчик. Брал чисто для игрушек в 3-D, так как для просмотра фильмов у меня уже есть плазма 51'' с активными очками. Пытался играть на ней, но немного неудобно, да и жена постоянно жаловалась) Так вот чтобы не мешать никому приобрел это Чудо. Что могу сказать: 1) Как обычно, для того чтобы запустить игры в 3-D 3 дня мониторил всяческие форумы, так как как сугубо следуя инструкции от производителя и официального сайта, ничего не...
Pros: 1) Цена 2) Оличная картинка в 2-D и в З-D (для игр) 3) Менше нагрузка на видеокарту за счет поляризационной технологии.
Cons: 1) Танцы с бубнами 2) Не для фильмов в 3-D 3) 3-D заметно меняется если отклонять голову.