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HP 2335 23 inch LCD Monitor

In a word, WOW!

I just purchased from TechOnWeb a HP 2335 23 inch LCD Monitor and it is truly outstanding. The screen is so wide it almost fills up my entire field of view. The picture is extremely crisp and the colors to my completely unprofessional eye are beautiful. In fact, I've seen claims that the HP 2335 uses the same panel Apple uses in their 23" Cinema Display. I seriously considered buying the Apple display but decided on the HP instead for a number of reasons:

  1. The HP 2335 is $500 cheaper
  2. The HP 2335 has parallel VGA and DVI inputs and lets me switch between them by pressing a button on the monitor. I have a work PC and a personal Mac so the video switching capability with no switch box to screw things up is wonderful. [1]
  3. The HP 2335 has three different video inputs including composite, s-video and component and supports picture in picture to show them, in other words it is a true HDTV Screen [2]

My only complaint is that the base had a lot of scuffs on it that I haven't been able to wipe off. I've seen others say they have had similar problems.

But in any case I'm really happy. Even Marina who was dubious about the whole thing says the screen is just outstanding.

[1] Yes, I know, I could use Microsoft's free remote desktop software but my work PC runs W2K so it doesn't support it and even if I upgrade to XP the idea of relying on MS software to connect me to my work PC doesn't fill me with joy.

[2] Some folks claim that the monitor doesn't due true HDTV because the aspect ratio is off. This is easy to fix, just go to the on screen menu, go to image control -> Custom Scaling -> Fill to Aspect Ratio.

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