Can you confirm that the Fujitsu one doesn't buzz at all, even when you put your ear to the back and lower its brightness in a quiet room?
I ask because I might try and buy one if you can certify that it doesn't buzz at all.
The Fujitsu I have doesn't buzz at all. Really, not at all. I don't know if this is luck of the draw or if every one of these produced is quiet. I do know that this one has never made a sound with my ear to the back nor when the brightness is lowered in a quiet room. I wish I could say the same for my other monitor.
Thank you very much for your fast reply. Do you mind if I ask you a couple more questions?
Is L22W its full model number? As I've seen a few online with L22W as a prefix and then another number on the end.
Do the speakers on it not make a noise either?
Thanks very much for your help. I'm going to try and listen to some more monitors in some shops in a few days, and if I can't find one that doesn't buzz (although it is hard to hear them properly in shops), I might have to buy the Fujitsu one.
For those who are interested, my experience so far with monitors I've tried is:
Acer al1716s - buzzes below 84 brightness
LG Flatron 19" W-something - buzzed below 100
Apple 20" Home Cinema Display - buzzed below maximum brightness
A Dell monitor I tried in shops (don't know model number) - buzzed
An HP I tried in shops (don't know product number) - buzzed
My Vaio laptop screen - buzzes below maximum
I managed to find a monitor that doesn't buzz - it's an old Dell monitor. The only problem is that its minimum brightness is so high it gives me a headache. From what I've read, I think this older kind of LCD uses a different method of dimming its brightness, an analogue method, which doesn't have the dimming range of modern digital-dimming LCDs. The only problem is that it can't dim far enough for me, so it's no use. I've not found an LCD yet that does not buzz AND can actually be dimmed sufficiently, but hopefully I can soon.
Also, I found out that my Acer is under warranty - I wasn't aware that it had a 3-year warranty. I sent it back, describing the problem, and a week later they sent it back without fixing it. I phoned them, and they said they couldn't find a problem with it, so they didn't bother fixing it. They also didn't bother sending back my VGA cable and power lead. The operator on the phone asked how I knew that the monitor still buzzed if the cables weren't returned. How nice: steal my cables then accuse me of being a liar. Then he started making a long analogy about a car mechanic and how it was the same situation, saying that if a mechanic says a car starts when you say it doesn't, then there's nothing that can be done about it. Er, right. Yeah, that's really helpful. So car mechanics are liars, too; is that your point? I don't know.
Anyway, I sent it back again using as plain English as possible telling them what to do to hear the fault, but I am not at all hopeful that they will fix it.
If anyone else has a monitor that they can verify that definitely doesn't buzz on low brightness, please list it here. It will help me out very much.