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on January 26, 2011
The display quality is good. It is crisp, clear, bright, and vibrant. I like having options for different input formats.
The speaker quality is poor. The built in speakers are obviously cheap and can only produce shallow sounds. You will find no bass whatsoever. This is perfect for my use (monitors for business users with limited multimedia).
The user interface is also poor. There are 2 buttons that change functions based on what menu screen you are at. I am not a fan of these, because when the menu is not showing you have no way to know which button does what. Even when in the menu sometimes I can't tell what button is going to perform what action because the icons are small and vague (is a door with an arrow going to exit the menu or enter the sub-menu?).
Also, as another reviewer mentioned, the monitor will automatically switch to the active input. This means that if you have 2 active inputs connected and the display cuts out briefly it will automatically change to the other input (such as when you restart a PC or start a game at a different resolution). Frustrating and time-consuming especially when you miss your chance to access the BIOS, cancel a CHKDSK, etc.