Originally Posted by blockclock
An A+ grade Panel is a must, any dead pixel on such a screen would make it unuseable and not worth any money to me.
I have had dead pixels in the past and they bug me to no end.
Not being able to return a screen with dead pixels after paying the asking price would be a pure waste of money and a lot of hassle to salvage at least some by selling it again.
Considering we can not reasonably return our screens I rather have it guaranteed 120hz and A+ grade panel.
Stand and scaling support by graphics card can be added to a display, but the TFT itself can not be reasonably exchanged, nor the board for that matter, considering how difficult it appears to just get that fabled 120hz board now.
Speakers on a screen like this are pointless and only add to the cost. If i had a choice I'd rather get a thin bezel screen without any stand or scaler etc but with the minimum requirements met.
But most people want a product working out of the box without modifications, so that's very likely a no-go I know.
Guaranteed 120hz makes certain there is no corner cutting and a new inferior board gets produced only able to do 100hz at any resolution, although unlikely, you don't want that I presume. 120hz can still be used today on lower resolutions with existing graphics cards.
Asking for any less than you want and hoping that you do get what you really want is a bad purchasing strategy,
a salesperson will always gauge how much you are willing to pay and extort as much money from you as s/he can,
giving you as little as possible to make the most profit.
Lets not forget we do not get any fancy OSD options and stuff, which would on top of a on site return policy aswell as a good stand warrant a much higher price.
In doubt you as the buyer can always keep your money and go with something else.
I'd not mind paying 100$ more for a decent bezel and pivot-able stand and a A+ 120hz+ panel.
I rather get what I really want than hope for some good circumstances or be happy with just enough.
But still, lets not forget you still could get a defective model,
paying for something which lacks a hassle-free warranty/return policy
on top of customs which can interfere and do often enough,
paying the prices you would in a brick and mortar store is just not reasonable.