I have had ever bought Iiyama's top-model CRT monitor at 2003, but it got failed just less than 30 days, and then I taken teardown its cover a look, oh! my god, really bad electronic technology! Many electronic elements were a pell-mell manner it pieced together on the main PCB's backside here and there, that were lacking good design, they were also not willing to redesign the PCB version II while a trial-produced whereafter. Iiyama thought their clients would not take a look into inside the monitor.
That is merely a pretty shell (indeed of a pretty Iiyama shell, just so so), but inside the bad design and electronic technology! The Iiyama monitor's imaging quality is also not satisfying, compared to others.
Iiyama is a small company at Japan, they are lacking strength.
if you wanted to buy a product came from Japan's a small company, that you must be cautious, like Iiyama monitor and Pentax camera (nowadays), etc...,
Japanese products are usually major companies to do better, if you had done badly that it could become a third-rate company.
judge the product, not the brand. yes bad stuff also comes from good companies. I assume your monitor was cheap. Anyway, this is why I always head over to good ol Microcenter, Best Buy or whatever to view sceens before I buy.
That is Iiyama's a topmost-model CRT monitor at 2003,
Not cheaper than others, but it was really bad.
a top-model = a topmost model, Ok?
Emphasis mine. You're talking about a bad experience you had with a company ten years ago. How many small (or even many large) tech companies survive ten years without becoming DRASTICALLY different? It works just like tires or hard drives - what's absolutely awful one year could be great two years after that. The high-end 120 Hz or 1440p+ monitors they produce are excellent pieces of work.