Summary: We have about 200 of these monitors and the failure rate is about 50-60%. It's often difficult to gauge the reliability if you order only one or two because bad monitors are probably chalked up as a fluke and quickly replaced by the company. I can definitely attest that these monitors are ticking time bombs just waiting to fail (probably right after the warranty expires!
Summary: Do not buy this monitor. I bought about 12 for our company and the failure rate is about 60% now. Of course just after the 3 year warranty, they started failing. They are in a contolled environment were other monitors also exist with no trouble.
Summary: Pros: 1) VERY sensitive to shades - thanks to MVA - I can see tone change that I unable to notice on common laptop; it provides bright, sharp and uniform picture; 2) _NOT_ shiny surface, thanks God, such a rare feature today! 3) Wide viewing angle - picture doesn't change during normal work and head movement, unlike in most laptops and cheap LCD-s; 4) Normal screen format while still having 20" diagonal; 5) Rotates 90 degreed on out-of-the-box stand, no need to buy...
Summary: The monitor was fine for a few years. I rebooted my computer one day and the monitor never came back on. It appears to have had an internal failure. I have had an LCD Samsung for over six years and it is still going strong. I will avoid ViewSonic from now on.
Summary: This is a great monitor. It came with a fantastic, sturdy stand (even if it is a little deep) which allows you to quickly change the height, angle, and even pivot from landscape to portrait mode. Also includes every kind of cable you might use to connect it to your PC. Picture is beautiful, even using the analog VGA input, with no dead pixels.
Summary: Have only owned this monitor for a week and am extremely impressed with it. Setup is easy and straightforward and software is a breeze. Unable to find any cons for this monitor and it far exceeds my expectations.
Summary: Purchased original in early April 2006, second replacement is enroute. Two DVI-Digital failures. Works D-SUB (Analog). I purchased for digital performance. After several weeks of use I could smell hot electronics running a sim. Shortly after - DVI-D failed. Original order also had a defective DVI-I cable. Was told to go to seller for replacement. Not according to seller. Best move I made was to buy Express replacement as a result.
Excellent monitor, but with some unexpected flaws.
Branko Dimitrijevic, Amazon
2 August 2006
Summary: I bought this monitor 2 months ago (2-Jun-2006) and here is my experience so far: Pros: * Excellent reactivity. Absolutely no problems with even the "fast" games such as Call of Duty 2, Need for Speed Underground 2, Far Cry... This MVA monitor is much faster in practice then PVA models such as 6ms-declared Samsung 970p. * Excellent ergonomics: tilt, swivel, pivot, height. DVI and VGA input. USB hub.
Summary: This monitor is absolutely great. There are a couple of minor issues I encountered, but for its quality and price this is a good buy. Bad: 1.) 1 dead pixel for mine, although there isn't much to be done about that except lower yields and raise prices. The good thing is it is in the upper corner and isn't visible while sitting in the center.(I suppose due to refraction or something) It is quite small. 2.) Included calibrating software stopped working.
Summary: Let me start off by addressing D. Morris' review "Let Down". It sounds to me that you just got a bad product. It looks like a refurbish or a reboxed return. I've ordered from Tiger Direct in the past and they do not have the greatest service, and I have heard similar complaints. I have no fuzzyness in my display. It is very clear. As for the Analog only mode, I have had similar problems.