Summary: I have two of these. Honestly this is the best world of warcraft gaming monitor I have ever used. My first one died due to a problem with a capacitor on the monitors motherboard. This is somewhat common after a lot of hours of usage. I ended up cracking the thing open and doing surgery to repair it. When I found I could get one refurbished, I did. Great for internet and movies also.
Summary: This is one of the most color sharp monitors I have ever used! In spite of the size, text is still clear and works wonderfully as a for my computer needs unlike many big screen monitors It is great for streaming movies as well. Lots of ports and a pretty monitor to boot! I had an HP 27", and this one puts it to shame.
Summary: Ive own many monitors in my life - everything from a 13 inch crt to present day lcd's I bought this monitor replacing my HP 22 inch i bought from circuit city for $425 bucks I thought I was in high cotton until i powered up this bad boy. I paid just over $300 at Costco I havent looked back and you wont either.. its that good..
Summary: I have a 24 inch imac and have been wanting a second monitor. If you're used to two monitors, one monitor, no matter how big, just doesn't do it. Unfortunately the only monitor that looked like it belonged was the HD monitor that Apple says. It's great, but way too expensive ($899 new $599 refurbished) There was no way I could justify that. I came across this monitor for $299. It is perfect. The size and the finish make it the perfect companion.
Summary: I really liked this monitor when I bought. The screen size, color, everything. Then it happened. I have only owned the monitor for a little over 7 months. I turned on my computer and the monitor came on for 2 seconds and then went black. The monitor was still on and the computer was running but there was no picture. Restared same thing. Unplugged the monitor for 45 min. Same thing. Put the monitor on a different computer - same thing.
Summary: This monitor has fantastic sound quality for a monitor of this size. I recently bought (and returned) a Samsung 24" computer monitor and it's no contest--the Samsung 2494HM speakers are thin and tinny--in fact they don't play as loudly as my Toshiba Laptop speakers) Video quality of the Vizio is excellent but not QUITE as bright as some other monitors.
Summary: As others have noted in separate reviews, the monitor seems too good to be true, and it is. After 15 months of use, mine exhibited the previously noted 2-3 seconds of backlight coming on, then going off and staying off. So either the backlight and / or the backlight control circuitry is bad. Vizio has discontinued this product. Only a one year warranty so except for American Express warranty I'd be out of luck.
Summary: Bought this for a fixed monitor to be used with our MBP. Excellent monitor - really like the height adjustment feature and the multitude of input options - I used the DVI cable that was included. Sound is pretty good also. Highly recommend for use with a mac - the aesthetics match our MBP and the graphics and resolution are very good too. Compared with the price of adding a 24" Apple display, less than half the cost.
Summary: This monitor is loaded with a USB hub, 2 HDMI ports, a DVI, and VGA port. The speakers are a bit tinny, but serviceable. It cost half of what a 24 inch Dell with comparable features cost. I've seen no dead pixels and image quality and build are first rate. This monitor is a spectacular value for the money and I recommend it. Follow up December 2012: Monitor died. Deduct at least one star for life. I guess it really was unbelievable!!