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Almost 5 stars,
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I recently bought two of these to sit side by side to replace some older 19" V7 monitors which I love and have had for several years.
I love the 24" screen. For me the colors right out of the box were great. The monitor looks very nice, although I could do without the ViewSonic billboard sized logo center bottom where I have to look at it all day long.
I have two issues with this monitor. First, the D-Sub analog connector seems useless to me. At least with my graphics card which as I meantioned above I've used for years with my V7 monitors at 1280x1024 with no problems, on this display it flickers worse than a dieing florescent bulb. I found it completely useless as an analog display, at least with that video card. Once I connected it to a DVI port on the same card, the video has been rock solid. I should note, I connected it to my macbook dsub connector and that looked fine, so perhaps the older video card was the biggest part of the problem.
The other issue I have is that the first monitor I set up, I almost sent it back as defective. Instead of buttons to control the setup, it has these hokey little touch sensitive 'button's on the front of the display. On one of the monitors I could only get two of the four buttons to work. I tried so many ways to get the other two to work, but I simply could not. I could consistantly get the two outer buttons to work but the other two refused to acknowledge my attempts. I had been working out in the yard that day and thought maybe my hands were too rough. I tried sand paper on my fingers, I tried washing my hands. Nothing helped. So I put it back in the box, got the other out and prepared to return the first as defective.
A couple days later, I decided to give it one more try before sending it back. This time, it took some work, but I was able to get all four 'buttons' to work. The middle ones still were not very reliable but I could get them to respond.
I have two iphones and an ipod touch and have never had any difficulty with them. But this monitor barely respods to my touch. The other one works fine.
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Initial post: May 19, 2011 10:01:53 PM PDT
Melissa V. Zutphen says:
I am thinking the wires aren't fully terminated in that device.
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