Summary: I bought 2 of these. Wonderfully BIG so much better than a 27inch. One started causing problems so I did some research. Turns out they have a power supply problem among everything. I count it fortunate given the other reviews i have found that it lasted 5 years. One is still going and the best replacement I have found is a 30 inch (27 is a disappointment) for $1050 - Dell.
Good while it's lasted...but starting to fade...(in PC mode)
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16 October 2011
Summary: I got this big screen LCD monitor in 2007 and now 4 plus years into everyday usage it's showing some signs of breakage. I get snow when I switch to the vivid mode and the power button is malfunctioning. Tech sites say it's a cheap faulty capacitor. Paid $600 for it new and for that kind of money 4 to 5 years worth of product life just won't cut it. Also lost a Sharp model that went bad after only 2 years. Early original LCDs run too hot to last long.
Summary: Though this is the first lcd i bought from VIEWSONIC; its not the first monitor that i've bought from the company. My Tube monitor worked great for a long time, so when i decided to upgrade to a bigger screen i trusted the brand and went with the 28" LCD. At first my eyes were like wow, the colors, the brightness, everything was cool. I had it for about a couple months; i go to turn on my monitor and noticed a slight DECREASE in brightness.
Excerpt: Ich besitze den 27,8" Monitor jetzt seit 3 Wochen, und ich musste folgendes feststellen: VGA-D-Sub Bild: sehr gut, HDMI-Bild: Schrift wird doppelt gezeigt trotz Schärfeeinstellung(auf 100) und trotz Windows Umstellung (Kantenglättung). Keine Verbesserung des Bildes! Sound ist nicht so besonders, kann man aber auch nicht erwarten bei den kleinen Membranen der Boxen! Design ist meines Erachtens gut gelungen.