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Planar PX212M

Planar PX212M
alaAverage 4.5

5 reviews

Jun, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 reviews of Planar PX212M. The average rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Monitors for all reviews.

On average, users rate this product 100/100 and experts rate this product 80/100.

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Expert review by : Alfred Poor (

Planar PX212M


More than your average LCD but not quite an LCD TV, the Planar PX212M is somewhere in-between with a 21-inch screen and an extensive set of video inputs.

At $1,400, the PX212M goes for a bit of a premium over 17-inch displays, which cost about half as much, but the high-resolution image lets you put a lot of information on the screen at once, and the images are very good. If you're looking for a large...

Dec, 2003

Consumer review (

3+ Years


Not sure I paid this much, but it is possible, was over 3 years ago. The other Vendor does not still carry this model.

Purchased this monitor for my wife over three years ago from another online vendor and have not had one problem. We game on it for long hours. Still has great color w/ no dead pixels

Cost of quality

Dec, 2008

Consumer review (

best bloody monitor i've ever had


The customer support of Planar has been fantastic. When I thought I had a problem with the unit, it turned out to be my video card, they were very patient explained everything I needed to know. They even told me that if I had to get replacement that if...

the picture quality on this is absolutely amazing. i do a fair amount of home video editing and the color levels are consistently fantastic. i also dabble in photoshop work and again this monitor has never let me down. the price is high but i have...

i can not afford another

Aug, 2008

Consumer review (

A great value with no compromises


If input select source can access quickly like ViewSonic VP2030B

I bought two of these monitor from Newegg 2 weeks ago. Excellent image quality and innovative controls, multiple inputs, PIP. You can feed signal from DVR security system or any external source video via composite and S-Video. Low price compare to 4...


May, 2007

Consumer review (

A great value with no compromises


I bought two of these monitor from Newegg 2 weeks ago.

Feb, 2007

Product Specifications

The Planar 21.3" PX212M is the perfect monitor for high-end video production, digital media and gaming. The high resolution UXGA display provides exceptionally crisp picture and video images. Game systems, DVD players and camcorders can connect directly for a simple and beautiful entertainment system. The most versatile high performance display on the market today.

Audio Output



Certification:UL/cUL, FCC-B, CE, RoHS


Color of product:Black

Dimensions & Weight



Aspect Ratio:4:3
Contrast ratio (typical):1000:1
Display brightness:300
Display Diagonal:21.3
Display refresh rates:56 - 85 Hz
Display Resolution:1600 x 1200
Native Aspect Ratio:4:3
Pixel Pitch:0.0106 x 0.0106
Response Time:8
Viewable size, horizontal:17
Viewable size, vertical:12.8
Viewing angle, horizontal:178
Viewing angle, vertical:178

Display (Projector)

Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Diagonal Size:21.3in
Diagonal Size (metric):54.1cm
Dot Pitch / Pixel Pitch:0.27mm
Form Factor:Desktop
Image Brightness:250cd/m2/300cd/m2
Image Contrast Ratio:1000:1/400:1/500:1
Image Max H-View Angle:160/170/178
Image Max V-View Angle:160/170/178
Interface:DVI / VGA (HD-15)/DVI / VGA (HD-15)
Max Resolution:1600 x 1200
Response Time:25ms/40ms/8ms
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):4
Power consumption (typical):60


Tilt angle:-5 - 20
Tilt angle range:-5 - 20
VESA mounting interfaces:100 x 100


Compatibility:Mac / PC/PC/PC / Mac
Manufacturer:Planar Systems
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Planar

Input Device

Type: None


Compliant Standards:CE / CSA / FCC Class B certified / TUV GS / UL / VESA DPMS/CE / cUL / FCC Class B certified / RoHS / UL/FCC Class B certified / CSA / UL / TUV GS / VESA DPMS


Built-in camera: No
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
TV tuner integrated: No

Other Features

Power Requirements:AC 110/220 V ± 10% (50/75 Hz)


Mac operating systems supported: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Audio Output: Yes
Composite video in:1
DVI-D ports quantity:1
Microphone in: Yes
S-Video in:1
S-Video inputs quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


Power consumption (standby):4
Power consumption (typical):60

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty

Video Input

Digital Video Standard:Digital Visual Interface (DVI)
TV Tuner Presence: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth (with stand):8.74
Height (with stand):16.5
Width (with stand):19