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Green tint appeared on left side of monitor after ~1 year of use.
on November 4, 2014
I would love to give HP the benefit of the doubt with this monitor because it has been pretty much the best monitor I've ever used, aside from the fact that it is a tad bright at night, even with the brightness turned all the way down.
Unfortunately I can't really give HP much slack because the problem I have now is apparently a very common one with this model. I was lucky enough to get about a year out of this model before the "green tint" finally appeared. It's a very sudden change that seems to affect only about 1/3 of one side of the screen (in my case the left-hand side).
The right hand side of my monitor still looks good as new, but there is an undeniable gradient of color and pixelation across the screen. I have to say it is very distracting and is a little hard on the eyes. I can understand age wearing out a monitor, but less than one year is pretty poor design considering my second monitor (Samsung) is still going strong after about 8 years.
I also want to mention that this "green tint" problem is not a cable failure nor is it a graphics card failure. I have a second monitor working perfectly fine and the problem is still present when I switch from DVI to HDMI input.
Take the 5-star reviews with a grain of salt, I willingly admit that had I reviewed this monitor a month ago I would have given it a glowing review for being a low cost, high quality monitor, but this type of screen failure is not uncommon with this model and a quick Google search will prove that. Since HP has done little to correct the problem or even issue a statement of apology regarding the long-term quality of the product I have to give it a one-star rating as I feel like I'm pretty much out of options after only a year of a functioning monitor. The provided photo should provide a pretty clear description of what the problem looks like when in manifests.