Originally Posted by Taget
Out of curiousity since most of us paid extra to get the Crossover for it's nice stands what drew you to them rather than to their slightly cheaper cousins? Since admittedly without the stand I probably would've gone with the PCBANKS or even played the Catleap panel lottery.
I assume it was the general sense of a better build quality with it's metal (rather than plastic) backs?
Well I wasn't going to use the stands anyways, I desk-mounted all of mine. I was going to buy the LED-P and sell off the stands then figured it wasn't worth the hassle in the end. I got mine for $350ea which is less than I paid for my first Catleap ($375). Still waiting for my stupid DP adapter before I can have all 3 running though.
The build quality is definitely superior to the other models (At least the Catleap). The only design flaw I've seen was the VESA mounting right behind the LCD Controller. As shown by some other pictures here. Besides that you can go bezel-less pretty effortlessly (And keep the buttons) if you have the tools to cut the metal back plate which wasn't possible on the Catleap. And I preferred the simple square look to it.
I believe they're all equal in terms of panel lottery, I wouldn't listen to the one review site that ranked the PCBANKS higher, I think it was just a lucky panel in the sample. LG makes panels, bins them, sells them. It's the luck of the draw with any of these manufacturers. I believe there was a fuss about Apple Cinema Display 27" that also had the yellow tint. I didn't notice it until I dropped my brightness down a bit. If I run at max brightness (not too bad in my opinion) then it's less noticeable.Edited by jbuschdev - 4/20/12 at 4:12pm