So I opened up the gigantic box that arrived at our house yesterday with something like glee, and eagerly plugged in my monstrous new (well, refurbished) 21″ IBM/Sony Trinitron monitor. It works, and the picture is flawless! Only one teensy little problem… contrary to the advertisement, the P202 doesn’t support 1600×1200@85Hz. Which is only the capability I bought the freakin’ monitor for!!! Some people apparently don’t notice slow refresh rates, but for me, anything under 85hz gives me a headache within minutes. And there’s no point having a 21″ monitor running at less than 1600×1200 – I’d have bought an even higher-res model if I could have afforded it. So the primary requirement – that it not give me a headache – is not met. Some might say that this serves me right for buying from eBay, but the “legitimate” stores I found on pricewatch.com were all telling much more obvious fibs.
I sent the seller a nastygram, asking for a replacement. I don’t have high hopes.
An unrelated note: the medical professionals who say that alcohol impairs sexual function are full of crap.