After many years of dedicated service, I finally decided to retire my L90D+ and replace it with a more modern, widescreen piece of kit.
In fact, if this monitor was 16:9 or 16:10 like more recent monitors, then it would still be in use now.
Being an old monitor, this does not have HDCP support, that said, for the majority of computer uses that isn't going to be a problem. The response time is a very respectable 8ms, meaning that any ghosting is practically un-noticeable.
One problem this monitor can suffer from is the occasional "burnt in" image. This only occurs after hours and hours of gameplay, usually in games where you have some kind of static display (like a health bar, that kind of thing). Fortunately, on cooling the after image fades away, so the next time you come back to it, you've got a fresh monitor again.
The power and function buttons are located on the bottom right hand corner of the monitor, which is a little bit fiddly to get to, and can also lead you to tilting the monitor on its stand. Speaking of the stand, this is quite well designed as not only does it allow you to raise and lower the height of the monitor, you can also tilt it forwards and backwards, and it will also rotate 90 degrees.
Picture quality is crisp and clear, and it even has built in speakers, although in all the time I used the monitor, I never actually used them.
I picked three of these up for my triple monitor setup, so I can safely say I've thoroughly tested them... all three of them.
At £150 a piece they were quite a deal for 19" monitors. I picked them up at about the same time as my acoustic solutions TV. They're out of stock at most suppliers, but you can pick a few up on ebay for a reasonable price.
- The quality of the picture is very crisp, there's no ghosting while playing games thanks to the 8ms, and it deals with glare really well.
- Sound is quite good.
- The soft 'nipple' buttons on the underside of the monitors are a bit of a pain to deal with, the plastic has come off on one of them.
- Reliability is poor, I had two of the monitors replaced in the first year, and the one that wasn't replaced died after 2 years and a month, just out of warranty and they weren't willing to replace it.
- If your house has thunderbugs in the summer, your monitor will soon become infested.
Looking back they weren't an excellent investment but the two replaced monitors are still alive and kicking, so it's a bit hit and miss but any monitors still working will probably live a little longer.