As the title suggests, this LCD monitor was my first venture in the world of HD with a budget between 200 to 250 pounds. This seemed to be the easiest choice as my main purposed was HD gaming. With an appealing price and looks and also some serious features at that time (2ms and 1080p full hd resolution), the E2400HD caught my eye like no other monitor. Budget-purposed and yet sturdy simultaneously, and also feature filled, it was my first choice despite considering alternatives from Samsung, Sony and Dell amongst others. I jumped ship about 2 years ago and am more than satisfied. I got more than what I bargained for. A quality build, a sturdy stand and a stylish finish plus an excellent display. This synced easily with my Xbox and my ps3 without a single hitch and quality was up to par. Yes, maybe not the best of the best, but a real bargain for the price I paid. I have yet to experience any issues with it.