Summary: I generally give a review more weight when the owner has had a chance to use a product for at least 6-9 months. Something just out of the box may seem fine, but over time its quality or cheesiness will become manifest. It's been 4 years since I purchased this ViewSonic VX1940w LCD monitor in Jan of 2009. I use it for everyday computing needs plus fine-detailed architectural CAD modeling work.
Summary: Like several other reviewers here, I have had the same problem with this monitor. Purchased two years ago, recently started showing a blank screen with the power light flickering on and off with no image on the display. Like others, I was lured in by the excellent specs...this is real disappointing because Viewsonic is a manufacturer with a good reputation.
Summary: Purchased July 2009, quit working Aug 2011. Black backlit screen, no images, both ports do nothing. I should have gone cheaper with LG, I got hung up on a 2ms video response... never did figure out what affect that really had.
Summary: I bought three of these monitors at the same time, when they work, they work good! the first one quit after 3 months, next one at about 6 months, the last one lasted a full year before it needed to go back, they have all been back to the manufacturer at least twice EACH, the last time I just had to pay shipping BOTH WAYS.
Summary: We purchased this monitor about 18 months ago, and it was great until it started to die; flickering, blacking out and emitting the hum of death. We have other LCD monitors that are at least as old and are going strong. Pretty disappointing.
Summary: Bought the VX1940 in 2008 for about $130 to replace an CRT. After 3 years the electric savings alone would pay for it. Great picture. Sometime in 2009 the bulb burned out. Because of the very high shipping cost from Ohio to California Viewsonic agreed to pick up the tab to and from. Must say the monitor was never turned off for a year before the bulb crapped out. The unit ran for about another year and the bulb wenr out. Called Viewsonic.