Pros *** VERY BRIGHT
*** SUPER FAST RESPONSE TIME
*** NO GHOSTING
*** NICE CHOICE OF INPUTS/OUTPUTS AND PLACEMENT
Cons *** SLIGHT BACKLIGHT BLEED
*** NO ADJUSTING EXCEPT TILTING BACKWARD
Summary I feel the need to write something for people that are considering this monitor for PS3, 360, and PC and NO consistent info to go on.
I bought the monitor on 4/2/10 and LOVE IT!!! However, it should be noted that in order to get the BEST, MOST CRISP picture using consoles like PS3 or 360, YOU have to adjust the settings on the CONSOLE itself. The problem is that there is NO upscaling to make things smooth built into the monitor. An example would be Final Fantasy XIII vs InFamous. FFXII is 1080p "native" (meaning that it was made for that resolution) so it looks FANTASTIC on the monitor when set to 1080p. InFamous however is 720p "native" meaning if u still have ur console (PS3 in this case) set to 1080p it WILL still process it as such since the signal is still 1080p, BUT it will look BLOCKY because the game isn't made for that resolution. Same goes for the 360.
If not, the ONLY way to combat that is to
A) Find a monitor that upscales (which I don't believe exists)
B) Manually change it for each game (Check the back of the case to see what the game's highest resolution is so it'll look better)
or C) Get a small HDTV which usually has upscaling abilities built into it.
BluRay is crisp with everything, the upscaling is not very noticable for older BluRays. For normal DVD's it's to be expected that some upscaling can be seen since they were't made for HD viewing in the first place; but still look good.
PCs...NOTHING looks bad using ur PC with it. As long as ur Video Card can handle 1900 x 1080 ur good to go. Then you only have to worry about the quality of your video, not the monitor
Hope this helps anyone interested.
Pros 1. Very bright, even in direct sun
2. Elegant design, makes other traditional LCD's look like they're from the '90s
3. once calibrated its very accurate for the price
4. No perceptible lag
5. 16:9 aspect ratio-great for HD movies
Cons 1. Base a little unstable but not as big of a deal as some people are making it sound.
2. Can be a little too bright even at lowest setting.
3. No built in speakers, but they usually suck anyway.
Summary This is a great monitor, and the pros easily outway the cons. People seem to get hung up on the "wobbly" base and touch controls but seriously, its not like the thing is always falling over, or even moving around. I put a little sticky-tack on the bottom base just in case though, as I have done with all of my monitors. The touch controls aren't super responsive but definitely easy and perfectly usable. Honestly, its not like you're really using them that much anyway. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a reasonable priced quality monitor, everyone who sees it is very impressed. Great for small rooms like dorm rooms and apartments as a TV too.
Pros No Ghosting even in extreme settings for Crysis
Extremely Bright no matter sunlight or not
Thin and sexy design
Spdif is good for external speakers
Cons Power supply is a brick
Attracts fingerprints and scratches
1 Port RGB or DVI not both
Touchpanel not so responsive
One HDMI port expected 2 from this
No Gloss Screen this is preferential
Summary I've never seen such quality from any monitors I've owned or used. It's quality matches those from Viewsonic but sharper, brightness definitely higher than most monitors by at least 20%. In terms of its design and thickness along the lines of Benq. This monitor really feels a cut above the rest even in the price. Equivalent to the price of 2 monitors of its size but quality pays off. The LED overall feels brighter than conventional LCD monitors and slightly sharper but generally not much difference between high end LCD.
"Great Monitor"on by Brandons714
Pros Very fast Refresh rate.
Great for Movies, Games, and Pictures.
Cons It has a little Energy Star sticker on the top right, that I'm scared to take off because I don't want the residue.
Summary I got the Monitor from Best buy before it was supposed to be released in the US, I guess they made a Mistake by selling early, which explains why it wasn't on display yet and hidden on the bottom, but it is an amazing Monitor, I have not found one thing I don't like about it, Blue-ray movies from my PS3 look absolutely amazing, Better than my 32" LCD TV. Games run with 0 Ghosting on my PS3 and on my computer, I will be getting the NVIDIA 3D setup for this soon.
Pros The design is downright amazing. It is so light and thin making it look really badass on your desk. Colors looks great.
Cons The only thing that I really didn't like was, as others have stated, the touch buttons. In the dark it is quite difficult finding the different buttons. Even with the monitor on and the outside being black it is difficult.
Summary As far as the base being wobbly I agree but don't see how that really matters since for me it sits on my desk and never moves. I suppose if it was in a precarious position then you might want to go with a more stable base but for the average setup the wobbly base won't even be a factor.