Picked up this monitor today. $436 from a shop in Sydney. 1000:1 contrast d-sub/DVI/HDMI Up to 1920x1200 1:1 pixel mapping 5ms reponse. I have come from TINY 17" to this HUGE 24". I tell you, this is crazy. It's hard to get use to it aswell as find a suitable wallpaper I bought this mainly for gaming. I don't do any design/multimedia so I didn't want to buy an expensive monitor just for its panel. This is the [one of the] cheapest TN panels there is, and IMO, the best. Samsung 2493HM.. apparently not as good picture quality, no 1:1 pixel mapping etc, and $200 more. I've checked for deal pixels, none to be found. Colours look fabulous, and no motion blur! Played a few games, CoD4, TF2.. Both look great, and thankfully run on max settings @ 1920x1200 Pretty much NO backlight bleed, which is pure awesome. My first time getting a decent monitor and I'm lucky I'm pretty amatuer with photos, and the angles I used probably weren't very good Colour is a lot better that what is shown. Will do more tests if people can specify what I should do. Maybe some movies ETC. I did notice banding [if thats what its called] in the TF2 load up screen, maybe thats a minus. Positive: Colours Pixel Mapping Response Price Specs Everything Cons: Banding STAND - man this thing is barely adjustable. Maybe not as good as 8 bit panels?