Summary: The picture is crisp, especially when using HDMI, and the size is ideal for a desk. My only complaint is that the speakers are pretty weak. They sound terrible. But, I wasn't buying it for the speakers so no real loss there.
Awesome monitor for a great price. I would pay double what I did for this monitor.
Alex kent, Amazon
6 February 2015
Summary: PROS: Monitor is EXTREMELY bright (this obviously can be adjusted) GREAT price. Amazing colors and clarity. Mounting options CONS: No really great preset settings ( only really a con if you don't use your own settings Stand is not very sturdy and if you lean on your desk can cause some wobbling.
Everything I was looking for in both a monitor and TV
Anna Lexington, Amazon
2 January 2015
Summary: This monitor has it all at a very affordable price. Along with a 3 year warranty I strongly feel I made the right choice in buying it 4 months ago. I searched a lot for a monitor that can double as a TV for my gaming that also has a headphone jack. PROS: HDMI port for my PS3, switching between PC and PS3 gaming is seamless.
Summary: Very good buy, especially considering the low price. Unbelievably good price - Monitors with a resolution and picture quality like this one once set you back $400 or more! One reviewer wrote that the stand is not adjustable, but this is not true - you CAN adjust the stand for optimal screen tilt position.
Pros: This is a very good monitor, especially when you consider the low price. It represents colors exactly right and the image is unbelievable sharp. I tested it using HDMI (which works perfect) but even through analog VGA it really looks good. So VGA support was not an afterthought on this monitor. One reviewer wrote that the stand is not adjustable, but this is not true - you CAN adjust the stand for optimal screen tilt position.
Cons: The speakers indeed are not built for "50 watt support", but they get the job done. If you want HiFi, you need to hook it up to an external powered speaker. the nice thing is that the monitor does have an output for that, which allows you to hook your powered speaker up directly from the monitor (thus through the HDMI sound interface) instead of having to go back to the PC and then change the default sound interface through windows. Another con is that the stand is a ...
Summary: Overall I'm happy with the monitor despite the poor speaker quality. I specifically shopped for a monitor with speakers. If I were to start over, I would remove that requirement from my wish list and only focus on the screen and input types.
Pros: Great picture quality. I have used the HDMI and DVI ports. It sends audio over the HDMI cable just fine.
Cons: Poor audio quality. Other reviews compare the speakers to laptop speakers. That's being too generous. These speakers really are horrible. Pretend this monitor doesn't have speakers at all.
Summary: i ordered the Viewsonic VA2246M, 22" monitor but received this instead. This is $20 more and free shipping, the VA2246M was $129 and I paid for shipping for 2 day delivery. This monitor is better. Clear, clean, crisp images. I didn't bother trying out the built-in speakers because I have a great set of speakers. Overall extremely happy. Should have bought this years ago.