I bought this monitor used for $50 from someone else who also bought it used, so it's been around the block a few times. I got it to replace an aged curved screen monitor a friend of mine liked to call "the first computer monitor." It wasn't really that old, but I still expected a pretty big improvement from the KDS. What I got was more like an epiphany. It was like looking at a computer screen for the first time. Suddenly, the photos I took with my crappy digital camera looked good! Everything looked good! I had to get a desktop wallpaper changer because it all looked so good I couldn't decide what I wanted to look at first!
While some of what made my eyes pop was the shock of upgrading from a dinosaur, most of the credit for my enjoyment of this monitor goes to KDS. The Visual Sensations also puts the LCD monitor I use at work to shame. The colors are vivid but true and bright without being hard on the eyes. This is a great monitor for browsing artwork, editing photography, or watching movies. Browsing artwork on this screen is so good it's almost better than making the trek to a gallery to see it in person.
The on-screen controls were easy to figure out and use without a manual. The monitor looks nice on my desk. My friends don't make fun of me for having an ugly old monitor anymore. What more could I want? If they could make it weigh half as much I'd probably be in love. But how often do you really have to lift your monitor anyway?