I have 2 of the above type monitors.....
and both were bought new about 3 years ago.
The first stopped working just when it was out of the guarantee and the second is doing the same thing at 3 years old.
What is happening is that they fail to light up the screen after computert is booted up...but if left for more than half an hour connected...there is a good chance that the will work.
So I have to leave them connected all the time....Not a good practice.
B. Kelly.... firstname.lastname@example.org
Iiyama....this name has been around for many years as one of the leaders in screen technology, it is renowned for the very high quality of it's picture. Since I started in computers back in 1987 I have always tried to own a good monitor because you only have one set of eyes. I've had Taxan's, Sony's, Viewsonic's, and finally Iiyama's. The latest one being the Vision Master Pro 452, it's a 19" Aperture Grille Monitor. The picture is extremely sharp and defined, this is due to the Mitsubishi Daimondtron Tube and Iiyama's excellent electronics. Small text sometimes can be a little difficult to read but this is a charactureistic of the Aperture Grille technology, but if it's graphics that you are after this is an absolutely superb monitor. The onscreen controls are very simplistic in nature but you have a great deal of control over all the settings, and it's possible to get 1600X1200 resolution edge to edge onscreen with a litte playing. Some people just don't like an aperture grille monitor because you can see the two faint lines running parallel across the screen top and bottom, this is not a manufacturing fault, it is a characturistic of the Aperture Grille as these two wires actually hold the Grille in place, but if you aren't worried about this, then you most certainly want to go and buy one of these monitors as this probably will be the best quality picture you will have ever seen.
If you have never seen a 19inch monitor before then can I just say you are missing out.Before I bought this monitor I had an old 15inch model and the difference between the two is astounding. For me now anything smaller is quite unbearable. As well as being big, this monitor also has a very good image quality with loads of options to tweak the picture if you're not happy with it. It's possible to get the image borders lined up perfectly with the sides of the monitor which is something not all monitors can do. All of these functions including a degauss function are easily accessed with a simple but comprehensive menu system via three buttons on the front. Another thing to note is that the front is completely flat. Not only that but it has an anti-glare coating and there is never any static on it. The maximum resolution you can have is 1600 by 1200 at 75KHz refresh rate. I personally have my resolution at 1280 by 1024 and it's as good as you'll ever need for a 19inch monitor. Put it at any higher resolution and things look too small anyway. Ok now to the bad points. There are two very faint black dashed lines running horizontally across the screen. My friend tells me this is a manufacturing defect and I suppose I could have my monitor replaced if I wanted to but they aren't that noticeable and I'm too lazy! The only other bad point I can think of is there is a slight high pitched hum that you can hear if you are at the side of the monitor. The pitch changes depending on the refresh rate and resolution because it's linked to the pixel clock. However it's not too bad because it's like one of those noises that if you hear it long enough your brain just ignores it. Overall I would highly reccommend this monitor to anyone who is after a good quality 19inch model. Sure it doesn't boast the stats of some of the other high end models but for value for money you would be hard pressed to find a better
monitor. I study computer science and so I look at my monitior a lot and not once have I wished for something better/bigger.