Just got a Viewsonic VP171b.
Stats on this looked the best for it’s price.
Very bright (had to tone down the brightness - most people that reviewed this monitor said the same thing so I was prepared).
Quality is sharp. I thought these monitors didn’t come with digital cables but the one I got did! Lucky for me I have a PNY Quadro 750XGL that has a digital out. Hooked it up and looked great. No dead pixels that I can see (this is depends more on luck, not the model of LCD). Was slightly dissappointed at video playback (I could tell right away that it was not as good as my Sony CRT). Other than that, it is great.
Co-worker has the Viewsonic VG900b. Video playback looks better than my VP171b (very clean).
I don’t really notice any ghosting.
Note: to get the best quality out of these LCDs, you need to set the resolution to it’s native(highest) resolution. If you do a look up on the internet, it will tell you what that resolution is. My VP171b reminds me of this if I have it on another resolution (message pops up).
I like to work with only 1024X768 but I’m forced to use 1280X1024. I guess I have to get use to it.
Overall I’m glad I got it and have no regrets even though I wish it was as good as my CRT. Every pros about the LCD is right on the mark (saves tons of space, low radiation, low heat, low energy, easy on eyes). If you are picky about super high quality, stick with the CRT but if you don’t mind a slight drop, get a LCD. Don’t know how well 3D work will look on it. I haven’t tried it yet. It’ll post once I do.
PS. I got mine at www.pagecomputers.com
They are a few bucks more than the cheapest place but their shipping was much cheaper so I actually paid the least from them. Also, I ordered it on Monday and got my monitor the next day on Tuesday! I even ordered regular UPS ground!! They have some good deals on other stuff too. Other than newegg.com this is the best!