Pros The image quality is AMAZING. It is crisp, clear, and bright but not overpowering. It switches between inputs in a hurry. My old Samsung felt like it was baking my eyeballs; the Planar monitor is on all day and is still cool to the touch.
Cons Can't adjust the height, which is a bummer.
Summary I loved this so much I went and bought a second one to use. Definitely recommend.
Pros Good monitor for the price if you catch it on sale. Great image quality, good enough for everyday computer use. You can connect two separate devices, like a computer and a game console to it at the same time and automatically switch between them.
Cons On a scale of 1 to 10, the sound quality is at best a 4. There is no headphone jack so you won't be able to pipe the sound out to a better set of speakers. There is no height adjustment with the included stand.
Summary I use this monitor as a 2nd monitor for my computer and have it connected to my XBOX 360. It automatically switches to the HDMI port when I turn the XBOX on, and automatically switches back to the DVI port when I turn the computer on. I have absolutely no complaints about the image quality. This images look just as good on this monitor as it does on my Dell 24" monitor that I paid twice as much for 5 years ago. I would have really liked another Dell monitor with all the fancy features, but with a sale price just over $200, I couldn't pass this Planar monitor up.
Connecting with HDMI or DVI cables allows full 1920 x 1080 graphics mode on my computer. When connecting with VGA cable, my computer says the monitor only supports 1680 x 900 (Recommended) or 1680 x 1050 (max).
My XBOX auto detects it as 1080p. The XBOX video quality looks better on this monitor than it does when connected to my 720p/1080i 46" RCA TV.