Did an awful lot of research before buying this monitor and i must say all of the reviews i read on this monitor were exactly right. i got it out of the box and within five minutes it was up and running, altered the brightness, contrast & colour settings and massaged a pixel very gently just to help it work and hey presto. Excellent monitor for money. They are widely used in the computer suite at the university which i work and never had any problems with them. definetly worth five star status.