Summary: Looked great initially. After a couple of years, the monitor would stay on when you would try to turn it off or when it went into suspend mode. I had to unplug the monitor to turn it off. Then the on/off switch broke. Research shows others with a similar problem. Conclusion: bad power supply design. Don't buy it. I threw mine away.
Summary: The only bad thing about these monitors is power supply. They are designed to fail after two years. The capacitors attached to the power supply never heat up and burn out. After that you need to by a new monitor.
Summary: I bought this monitor from a local "Big Box" store. It worked well for about one year. However, It gave off a lot of "heat" from the screen. It developed an issue with the power supply. To turn it back on (after sleep or power off) I had to physically unplug and replug power cord at wall or back. I called ViewSonic, they said to reinstall the driver that came with this monitor.
Summary: I bought one of these about 6 months ago as a replacement for another monitor that was unreliable. From the beginning this one wasn't much better. Right away I had problems with it recognizing the computer and refusing to display or switch out of standby. This occurred on two different machines with two different video cards. When it was synced, the picture has a limited dynamic range, and has trouble with dark areas, often losing all detail in shadows.
Summary: First of all it should be noted that it is a monitor, not a computer monitor. It works better as a monitor for your dvd player or 2nd generation console (using its component video inputs) rather than a serious computer monitor. The VGA input is very poor: computer images are ghosted and faded. I have a couple of laptops with HDMI output and had hoped that the picture from a digital output would look much crisper.
Summary: First of all, I did not purchase this item from Amazon... rather this review is for Viewsonic support. I purchased a Viewsonic Factory Refurbished VX2835WM 28" LCD Widescreeen monitor that was delivered to me on August 20th. 48 Hours later (yes, a mere two days folks!) the monitor was dead. It would not power on, nor display any sign of life. Power cords and outlets checked out okay. Nothing.
Summary: I purchased July 29, 2008. I should have followed the the review found on BH Site.I spent over $800.00 upgrading my computer and video card. The DVI-D-HDMI cable didn't work. Only VGA cab le. Viewsonic techs told me to get an nVidio card. My dealer spend over two hours on the phone with Tech Support. HTMI port does work but Tech say it can not be changed. [...].
Pros: Reduced Glare
Cons: Bad Interface, Difficult to Setup, Difficult to Use, Dull Image, Poor Connection Options, Poor Resolution
Summary: I purchased the VX2835wm on July 25, 2007 from Online site unseen, because no one had one of these to see. Mostly to get a near 30" Monitor for 1/3 the price of others I went for this. Since its a ViewSonic I felt comfortable with my purchase. I got the VX2835wm in July 2007. It was a problem right out of the box, and I've had 4 replacements of this model with each of the replacements being worse then the one it was replacing.
Pros: Turns ON
Cons: Abusive ViewSonic Techs, Bad Value, Low Quality
Summary: I purchased the ViewSonic VX2835wm 28 for my husband for Christmas. Found it elsewhere for cheaper but purchased it through Amazon because of their customer service. It arrive before Christmas day. We set it up and low and behold - several dead pixles. The monitor itself looked great and my husband was excited but then disappointed at having to return. We initially contacted ViewSonic - let's just say 40 min later - not helpful. Amazon however was.
Summary: Length:: 1:16 Mins SEE MY VIDEO OF 4 Monitors all displaying the same problems. This was sent to ViewSonic, and They have ignored me since. No one in the company will admit to this problem, and now that I have recorded it for them, they have just ignored me from this point on. Since this is the way they want to play it, I decided to share my experience with everyone. I purchased the VX2835wm from Circuit City Online site unseen, because no one had one of these to see.