User reviews were very positive. They said that colors have very little or no line at the junction of pixels; points of the neighboring domains remain separate, giving excellent reproduction quality. It is much brighter than a TFT based display, with very even color and saturation. More recent reviews have agreed that the color is great, but recommend tweaking the settings.
Howie, a user reviewer at Newegg.com, said on 1/17/2010,
Make sure to set Red to 50%, Green to 37%, and Blue to 40% to compensate for the slightly heavy green. leave all the rest of the settings along and set response time to "fastest". Gamma shift still is a problem for a certain level of black (particularly 25% on the color space spectrum). But still produces a way better color and image quality than most of the TN panels you see today.
Howie, whom I am assuming is the same user, said on 1/7/2010,
It hasGamma shift issues. apparently it's a PVA technology disadvantage, not the monitor's fault. the so called black crush issue is NOT as bad as some mentioned earlier. IMO they were a bit exaggerated. in color correction, color space (black, gray, white) are all within if not above spec. The color representation is also beyond the standard of sRGB. However, this monitor has a weakness towards 25% gray spectrum, which explains why some might see it as crush blacks, but not to a point that you cannot differentiate the difference between the two dark levels. Above and below 25% gray level spectrum are mostly all above spec and better than majority of the TN. What may constitute as a problem is in situations when the shadow happens to be 25% gray level on the spectrum and is off center of the screen. In that case the shadow may disappear due to gamma shift, NOT because it cannot produce that color. for more information Google for "gamma shift an PVA"
A few users complained about the blinking standby light. One suggested covering it with electrical tape if it really bothered you.
Complaints were mostly from those dissatisfied with the response time and the lack of utility for game play; however a few people did have problems tweaking the color settings and calibrating the color.