Summary: I bought this monitor fom eBay and yes it is used and yes it is a few years old though those idiots saying it doesn't work after a while the screen goes out whatever they must of dropped it and blamed the product for themselves. Don't you listen to them this is one great monitor. I noticed going from a CRT 21" to this one the picture is so much better and crisper and I have never seen color come out so well on a computer screen as this in my home, thank you!
Summary: I prefer dual 4:3 monitors over one 16:9 (or even 2 16:9s). The reason being is that you have to go fairly large with a widescreen to recover vertical real estate. I can get 1024 vertical resolution on a 19" 4:3 monitor when nearly 25" would be required to get the same vertical resolution from a a 16:9 setup. Not to mention that the Viewsonic provides near pro quality color reproduction for a fraction of the cost.
Mike Norgaard "Mike Norgaard, LPC, NCC of CEU..., Amazon
31 March 2007
Summary: Renders great images, sharp text, pics. A great monitor and a great price at the time purchased. Unless you are bent on a widescreen, this is a great option and with everything moving more toward widescreen formats, probably a great time to pick up on this one. I have been using mine for over 1 year without so much as a single pixel problem.
Summary: I have had this monitor for over a year now and it has been a great experience. The picture quality is excellent and the monitor looks attractive even when the computer is off (I have it attached to a PC in my living room). Unlike some other reviewers, I have not had any color problems or distortions with the monitor and have used both the VGA and DVI inputs. 2 minor gripes. 1.
Summary: I bought this for our second system and replaced an older 17" LCD. This is so much nicer and for the money, delivers a very good picture. My wife uses this for graphic work and she hasn't complained once. Well, she did say how nice it was and the bigger screen was perfect. I can't see any problems running video on it either. Color and pixelization are fantastic. I only made some minor adjustments to the screen and haven't touched it in three months.
Summary: I've had my VA912b for a year and a half- still love it. Looking to buy another one and run duals. No dead pixels yet, great brightness. I've never hooked up the speakers- so I can't say how good/bad they are.