Once the VX924 is connected to your computer, it's easy to adjust the standard settings through the OSM, such as image position and color, brightness, and contrast levels. The panel's five buttons are big and well labeled, making adjustments even easier. Unlike the Samsung SyncMaster 915N, the ViewSonic VX924 doesn't provide the ability to adjust the settings through a keyboard and mouse.
Tested at its native resolution of 1,280x1,024 using the analog connection, the ViewSonic VX924 did reasonably well on CNET Labs' DisplayMate-based tests. The biggest problems we encountered with the VX924's performance arose from the screen's lack of uniformity. The VX924's screen was darker at the top than the bottom, and light leaks occurred around the lower periphery, especially midway down the sides. This lack of uniformity caused the VX924 to display shades of gray and colors, especially dark ones, differently from top to bottom. These issues gave the VX924's otherwise bright and vibrant colors slight variations in tone but did not have a substantially negative effect on its overall sharpness. On the grayscale test screens, the VX924 produced a consistent range of grays, with only a slight smattering of green at the low end of the spectrum.
With its fast 4ms gray-to-gray pixel-response rate, the VX924 does exceptionally well with video playback and gaming. In our tests, we saw no streaking or ghosting during DVD playback--just full, accurate colors, good details, and only slight noise (pixel fluctuations) in solid-color backgrounds, which you would see with any LCD. Games looked simply great--full of detail and vibrant color.
The ViewSonic VX924 comes with an industry-standard three-year limited warranty covering parts and labor. You can extend your warranty to four years for $63 or five years for $90. You can bundle the extended warranties with ViewSonic's Express Exchange policy or buy three years of Express Exchange separately for $23. With Express Exchange, if you need a replacement LCD while yours is out for repair, ViewSonic will send you one within 48 hours. ViewSonic provides 24/7 toll-free tech support for the VX924 except on major U.S. holidays. ViewSonic's Web site provides additional support in the form of an interactive Q&A database and e-mail tech support.
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