Summary: The first impression after you buy a VX2245 is that this thing is really BIG and comes in a huge box. Upon opening the box you discover two big pieces of styrofoam protecting the display and around them are ALL the cables you need, even the USB one. The booklet with the software CD was not mounted anywhere inside the box and "flew" around free.
Summary: I used to have 2 15" monitors. I decided to get rid of one though. Now I have this 22" and my old 15" standing side by side. The difference is ENORMOUS. This monitor is much brighter too. I got it for only $180, which is pretty cheap for a 22". I can look at my photos in almost full res (well it's much more detailed than on a 15" screen). I can watch DVDs and TV on this monitor, and it turns out very sharp, even better than on my TV :).
Summary: Great picture and a much larger display than my 19" Viewsonic VP920b LCD. Once the monitor is installed in XP Pro and the ATI HD3650 video card drivers setup for the correct 1680x1050 monitor resolution wow it is an impressive display but only when setup with the correct viewing angle. The stand is not adjustable and the viewing angle pointed downwards on my desk.