With a 2ms response time, we expected to see supreme movement with games and movies. The display delivered on the gaming front, but DVD playback failed to impress. Streaking and ghosting were no less apparent than with most displays, and there was a lot of digital noise visible in backgrounds and in swaths of solid color. Gaming performance showed a high level of detail and smooth movement with no visible ghosting. Colors looked vivid, and the image looked sharp.
ViewSonic's warranty options are extensive, but the phone support and coverage options are a bit convoluted. The basic warranty covers parts, labor, and backlight for an industry-standard three years. You can upgrade it to one year for $63, two years for $90. One extra year with Express Exchange, which means ViewSonic will ship you a replacement unit within 48 hours, costs $74, and two years with Express Exchange costs $105. Through ViewSonic's support Web site, you can access an e-mail support form, an interactive knowledge base where you type in questions and get answers, white papers, driver downloads, and FAQs. Toll-free tech support is available 24/7, but you must present your problem to the Web site's virtual support assistant to get the phone number.
(Longer bars indicate better performance)