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4.0 out of 5 stars Great Monitor, March 8, 2011
This review is from: Viewsonic VX2453MH-LED 24-Inch Ultra-thin Widescreen LED Monitor - Black (Personal Computers)
I've had this monitor for a few days. My first impressions are very good. Screen is great with no dead pixels and even lighting.

Pros:
Great picture
Looks good

Cons (and these I expected):
Stand isn't adjustable vertically
Speakers sound terrible. (tinny, which is to be expected on a monitor this skinny)

There's a gotcha I experienced hooking up my Macbook Pro via a Display Port to HDMI adapter. At first, choosing the 1080p resolution produces an image that's too large for the screen - that is the edges are chopped off. Adjusting the under/overscan slider makes it fit, but at the expense of being fuzzy. The solution is in the monitor's setting, under input select, each HDMI input has an AV/PC setting. Mine were set to AV by default. Switching that to PC made the image fit perfectly with no fuzzies.
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Initial post: Mar 9, 2011 4:45:14 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Mar 9, 2011 9:56:33 PM PST
Troy Hoshor says:
You're the first person I've seen who has a review of this monitor on the internet... would you mind answering some questions?

1. How glossy is the panel? What about the frame? (My last monitor, a Samsung, had a glossy bezel that "reflected" the contents of the screen to the bezel itself)

2. How sturdy is the stand? Any significant wobble?

3. I don't know if you're a gamer, but is there any discernable ghosting?

Thanks if you're able to respond :)

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 16, 2011 4:37:38 PM PDT
Ben says:
I've had this for a few weeks now, since launch.

1. The actual screen is not glossy so there is no reflection at all, glossy screens are terrible. The casing around the screen is slightly glossy, but it doesn't reflect the screen itself or distract at all from the picture.

2. The stand is very sturdy, basically no wobble. You can also do the picture frame style stand option, I haven't tried that though.

3. I am a gamer. The response time is 2 ms, pretty much the fastest there is. There is no ghosting.

Posted on Mar 25, 2011 3:25:45 PM PDT
WB Halper says:
Another quick question, if you don't mind...
Does it have the square VESA mounting holes in the back? (either 100mmx100mm or 75mmx75mm) I can't tell from the pictures.

Thanks.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 7, 2011 10:20:00 PM PDT
Emily Wind says:
I actually bought a stand for it thinking it did for some reason, but it does not have them so I am going to send it back. If the display were not so amazing I might care more, but I am not too fussed.

Regardless, that is something to keep in mind. Cheers.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 11, 2011 1:31:45 PM PDT
Bob NJ says:
Hmm. Usually when something is so thin as this is, they make a big deal out of having it mountable. That's a disappointed.

What is "Book Shelf Mode"?

Posted on May 24, 2011 12:19:54 PM PDT
R says:
Did you experience any issues with text being rendered poorly when attached to your MacBook? I'm considering this for my Apple; never having bought a non-Apple display before, I hear that there can be issues with crispness. Thanks.

In reply to an earlier post on May 24, 2011 12:27:20 PM PDT
Bob NJ says:
It sounds like that when the MacBook is connected via HDMI, it thinks it is being connected to a HDTV, not a computer monitor. Switching the monitor to and/or from AV/PC mode should fix it.

Posted on Jul 25, 2011 8:49:28 PM PDT
Eric Lee says:
I have the same issue with my desktop hooked up to the monitor, defaulting to hdmi AV making the image too large for the screen. Ssetting it to hdmi PC fixes it, but everytime the monitor goes to sleep (whether computer shutoff or screen saver) it sets it right back to hdmi AV. Is there a way to default it to hdmi PC? Thanks in advance!

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 25, 2011 8:49:49 PM PDT
Eric Lee says:
I have the same issue with my desktop hooked up to the monitor, defaulting to hdmi AV making the image too large for the screen. Ssetting it to hdmi PC fixes it, but everytime the monitor goes to sleep (whether computer shutoff or screen saver) it sets it right back to hdmi AV. Is there a way to default it to hdmi PC? Thanks in advance!

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 31, 2011 2:57:59 PM PDT
What resolution where you able to achieve with your mac book connected to this monitor?
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