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Viewsonic VP950B

Viewsonic VP950B
alaScore 86

17 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Monitors the Viewsonic VP950B is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 17 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

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Defective Components, Poor Customer Service and Lengthy RMAs


Poor components are shipped and companies can correct these problems in a timely and consumer friendly manner. This said, Viewsonic does not appear to be one of these companies. In my case, RMA periods have been between 7 and 10 weeks, one RMA phone...

Adjustable stand, good physical appearances and acceptable color after calibration

I purchased 3 panels back in 2008 for a multi Monitor system and wanted to post an update on my Viewsonic ownership experience. At present, I am on my fourth RMA (i.e., all three plus a panel that was replaced in late 2009 failed a second time last...

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Defective monitors, POOR customer service


To get an idea of just how many other people are having this problem with Viewsonic monitors, do a search of your model number and include words like problem, power, blinking, black, blank, etc. I found SEVERAL websites and blogs filled with the same...

nice for the short time it works

Same problem that hundreds or even thousands of Viewsonic owners are having with this and other Viewsonic models. All of the sudden, the screen blacks out and the power light goes blink blink blink and you have to spend 10-20 minutes doing all kinds of...

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Defective Products


Decent picture quality when you can actually get a picture

I bought three of these for my company and the third one just failed last week. I looked like an idiot and I will NEVER buy garbage from Viewsonic again


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Viewsonic isn't what they used to be.


I used to be a loyal Viewsonic customer. Due to poor quality and customer service lately, I've taken my business to Samsung. I'm very happy with my new monitors, which work flawlessly and actually have better picture quality.

Response time is quick

Viewsonic has been selling monitors with known defects and requires customers to pay the cost of shipping to return them for a repair or replacement, which carries no real guarantee anyway. More than one model version has a defect which prevents the...

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Not as good as its predecessor


I received this monitor as a warranty replacement for a VP930b. IMHO, this monitor is not as good as its predecessor. Monitor is mainly used for CAD and engineering applications which use either black or white backgrounds so the fact that it is a lot...

Clear, bright colors - Nice for viewing photographs, movies, and gaming. I'm not a professional photographer or graphic artist so I can't really comment on color fidelity

Way too bright out of the box. Had to drop to 40% brightness to make tolerable. Noticeably uneven backlighting when screen has very dark or light image. Image dims noticeably when moving only small amounts from side to side and top to bottom ; Biggest...

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Not a VP930b


Tilt and height are helpful for this kind of panel. Portrayal of cyborg uprising is unlikely in spite of price. Competition is having trouble matching the stand with value. Where are the 19.1 speakers?

Stand superior to VP930b except for ruffles. Power in middle works better. Horizontal view is fine. Pixels 0, bleed is minor top and bottom on black. Fine for dual display with same size or web etc

Oversaturated colors and angle suggests a MVA or more likely a TN, not a PVA or IPS panel. Makes my 930b look dingy (the way I like it for 24/7 work)

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VIEWSONIC 19IN LCD 1280X1024 2000:1


PCNation''s web site, price and delivery were top notch! I''ll be back.

Great monitor for photo work. Great color, easy to set up and adjust

As others have commented, the PerfectSuite Plus software included with this monitor simply doesn''t work. Email to the support center at Portrait Software has not been returned

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Fantastic colors, great clarity


Compare to the Samsung 940 UX @ 319 dollars. Most folks in the photography biz rate this panel as better for photography. Next up is a Samsung at 700 dollars, but at that point put in the extra 300 and buy a LaCie. The Samsung software might be easier...

I'm into amateur digital photography, so I was looking for a monitor that had good clarity and color depth. I have been greatly pleased so far. The colors are very clean, and very pure. I bought a 19" 4:3 HCT (a Korean brand sold on post in Seoul) and...

With a black screen there is the faintest bleed in the lower left corner, and very minor light seepage from the bottom, left, and top. I can't tell any difference in my displayed images, however. I imagine that the bleed has something to do with the...

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LCD is good for gaming


A piece of plastic intended to protect the screen and a rubber stopper that holds the screen in place both fell off during shipping, This is a packaging and not a shipping problem. I was probably expecting more but will keep the monitor for a while. I...

No dead/stuck pixels, black light bleeding from the top of the screen, brilliant but inaccurate colors and a very sturdy stand. LCD is good for gaming with some adjustments

LCD may not be the best for correcting colors on digital photographs or video. I will probably need to experiment a bit or invest in color calibration software. The monitor shipped with software for color calibration but it does not work. I have...

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The PerfectSuite Plus control software was designed to work in a mixed monitor/multi-monitor configuration. Unfortunately, it took several hours and three phone calls to determine that software-DDC/CI communications would not work with my current video...

I purchased two panels for either side of a 22" professional series monitor made by another manufacturer; connected to 8800GTS display adapters. Overall, No dead or stuck pixels or obvious defects in either panel. The monitor stand is sturdy,...

Average to below average color quality out of the box at the default 6500K, with strong disposition towards blues (i.e., blue-shift) and minimal backlight bleeding. Oddly, there was a 200K difference between the two panels when measured at factory...


Product Specifications

ViewSonic's 19" VP950b LCD is a professional-grade display with OptiColor 98% NTSC color capability for richer more natural colors across the entire color spectrum. Ideal for graphics production, film editing and financial professionals where precise color rendition is vital. 2000:1 dynamic contrast ratio (TYP) and ultra-fast ClearMotiv 2ms response time deliver superior front-of-screen performance. The VP950b offers 4.7" height adjust, tilt, 120-degree swivel and pivot and even a quick release stand. Certified for Windows Vista, HDCP compatible, OptiSync digital/ =analog inputs and 4 USB ports deliver a versatile and flexible professional package. Step into a world of amazing color and accuracy with the VP950b.

Audio Output

Type: None

Cabinet (Chassis)

Built-in USB Hub: Yes

Cabinet (Chassis)

Built-in USB Hub: Yes

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:19in
Diagonal Size (metric):48.3cm
Form Factor:Desktop
Image Brightness:280cd/m2
Image Contrast Ratio:800:1
Image Max H-View Angle:170
Image Max V-View Angle:160
Interface:DVI / VGA (HD-15)
Max Resolution:1280 x 1024
Response Time:2ms
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Level:EPEAT Silver


Compatibility:Mac / PC
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:ViewSonic

Input Device

Type: None


Compliant Standards:BSMI / C-Tick / CB / CCC / CE / cUL / FCC Class B certified / ISO 13406-2 / MPR II / NOM / PSB / RoHS / SASO / TCO '03 / TUV Ergo / TUV GS / TUV S / UL / VCCI / WEEE / TCO 03
Microsoft Certification:Compatible with Windows 7
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista


Type: None

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty

Video Input

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