I've been following this thread and just received my Crossover today. I purchased the 2720MDP GOLD on Sep 27 from accessorieswhole. The monitor arrived well packed and wrapped in bubble wrap like others have experienced. Mine also has the single HDMI port, and an open hole in place of a second. I don't think it's a huge deal, since I don't need both.
When powering on the monitor makes a humm then a little pop. Hopefully that's nothing to worry about. The pop sounds like it may be the speakers, though I'm not using them, and have nothing plugged into the audio input. I checked the panel close and couldn't find a single dead or stuck pixel. I got the MDP so I could use it on PC as well as a secondary display for my 27" iMac. Today I discovered my monoprice mini display port > hdmi adpator only supports up to 1080p, so I plan to grab a mini display port > regular display port cable and use the DP input for the iMac. My PC is using DVI. The screen looks great, and is definitely comparable to the iMac. For the price it's an awesome deal.
The stock stand wasn't bad at all. It was fairly sturdy. I had ordered a new stand that supported height adjustment and rotating the screen so I swapped that stand on after my initial test.(link
I used another PC power cable, instead of the included power cable with the adapter.
My ports, with the missing HDMI.
First power on.
First comparison with the iMac.
No dead pixels.
Stand comparison, on the left is the 3M
, and right is stock (non-pivot).
The 3M's mounting panel is slimmer than the stock one, so I used the stock back plate and the stock screws. The stand works well, now I can adjust height, tilt, and orientation (landscape/portrait).
3M stand Rotated.
3M stand height aligned to iMac.