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Great value, but isn't perfect.
on 9 August 2012
Firstly, for £120 for a 24" monitor that is HD, has DVI-D, HDMI connections, 2ms response time, speakers and a headphone socket is great.
The display, for the money, is more than acceptable using a PC (Win 7) and a PS3 with it. Blu-ray playback is very good, with minimal blurring of action sequences and crisp defined edges that put many more expensive models to shame. A bit of adjustment was required to make the colours look realistic since the default settings were set a long way from where they should have been. The speakers don't sound too bad, just don't expect rumbling bass and huge dynamic range.
But disappointingly ours had three troublesome pixels, one was permanently stuck purple, the other two seemed to react slow. One has now fixed itself, but under the terms of BenQ's "quality" policy these are considered acceptable faults. To be honest it wasn't that noticeable since they are both near the edge of screen but still I find faulty pixels really annoying.
Overall it's a very competent monitor for the price, but the pixel problem lost it two stars.