Gateway Complaint - Gateway LCD Monitors = C.R.A.P.
CHRISTIANA, DELAWARE -- Bought two of their 22-inch FPD2275W LCD monitors in late Sept. 2007. What a huge pile of crap!!!! For starters, Gateway uses a non-proprietary composite connector, so an RCA jack would not fit. Thus, no composite connectivity with this monitor. The 3 x RCA connectors worked -- for about 1 hour. Then, the image fell apart and never came back -- another cut-rate circuit fried!! So, if like myself, you wanted to use this monitor also for video or game console connectivity -- forget about it.
I called Gateway Tech Support the day after I purchased the two monitors. THEY TOLD ME THAT THIS WAS "BEYOND THE SCOPE OF THE USUAL TECH SUPPORT" AND THAT I WOULD HAVE TO PAY A $79.95 "FEE-BASED SUPPORT." THE DAY AFTER I GOT MY MONITORS!? I DON'T THINK SO. Also, beware that no warranty card or information comes with the monitors in the box!!!! You are entirely unprotected with these creeps!!!
As everyone notices, the bleed-through is so bad, it seems like they have three or four fluorescent tubes lighting up the screen from beyond. Forget blacks -- you hardly have grays. There is no uniformity on the screen -- more like a map, with highs and lows. I also had 3 RED PIXELS on one of the monitors all burnt out when I powered the thing on.
I returned both Gateway monitors to Circuit City on the third day after purchasing them, WHERE I WAS HIT WITH A 15% RESTOCKING FEE!!! Thus adding insult to the injury already suffered.
Listen up: stay the hell away from Gateway products if you know what's good for you. Now that ACER had purchased GATEWAY, word out is that ACER will just ax the brand anyhow, so morale at Gateway must be at an all-time low. Plus, their products are classical duds.