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“Proview Proview TFT 15" Monitor: ”

Written on: 09/04/2005 by GiantElectric (24 reviews written)

Good Points
Now cheaper.

Bad Points
Not a worthwhile purchase.

General Comments
Proview Proview TFT 15" Monitor:

So, you want great clarity, definition and crisp colours? You want onboard stereo sound combined with a flat widescreen tube? Want a 15" screen-enough to work with but not so much - it takes up space? This unit provides all those things..

Oh... Except it'll only last up until the warranty exceeds. Then it suddenly develops unsightly patches all over the screen/dead pixels & finally decides to breakdown - mine started turning itself on/off every 20 seconds like a mental thing. This unit restored my faith in the old style cathode ray monitors - I think any consumer requires the kind of quality which, at least, lasts the term of their PC's life. I paid £200 for the Proview CY565 (when lcd`s first hit the market at affordable prices). It only lasted roughly 16 months. The other drawback I found - had to look at the unit directly or the picture became to dark and hazy. Watching DVDs was a nightmare,

I found myself constantly adjusting the display or craning my neck. These monitors also have the term "active" associated - basically means you can't turn them off unless you unplug the mains (I don't know how they worked that one out as some kind of vantage point)? Effectively, they're always on (standby or otherwise). Considering that LCD`s are becoming notorious for breaking easily with extended usage, this seems like a bad design feature. This monitor claims to be wall mountable but came with no brackets, plates or otherwise. I later found I would have to purchase these separately so I didn't bother. I will never buy anything made by this company again. They don't even have a support line or any head office location in their user manual. Although I've noticed Proview LCD monitors have come down considerably in cost; I'd say it's probably false economy for anybody purchasing their line of products.

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