My Acer AL1912 (19“ LCD) is less than 2 years old, and about a year ago, it started to flicker. I used to jiggle the cable and the picture would come back. First, the color blue would get all staticy (but no other colors). Then the whole screen would flip around and jitter like a misthreaded 16mm movie. I finally found whacking the monitor with my hand would make it stop. Then it would start again a few days later. Then a day later. As of last week, it was about once an hour. It made writing hard, and I had to sit at laptops. I just wanted a better monitor, and wanted to hold out until June or so, but that didn’t happen :(.
But I am happy to report my new Viewsonic VX2235wm (22”) LCD widescreen is completely awesome. And it cost less than $340 with shipping. Not only is the desktop much bigger, the text is crisp and much easier on the eyes.