Originally Posted by speendle
Long time lurker, first time poster - just thought I'd share my experiences with the VP2770-LED (and, as it happens, the Dell U2713H). Several months ago I bought a Dell U2713H (rev. A00) from amazon.de, but it had severe USB 3.0 hub problems with Win 8 (constant connect and disconnect, at random) and horrific overdrive/overshoot (scrolling in Excel was a wonderful green/pink experience). Dell replaced it with a rev. A01 which had the same problems and it became clear they weren't going to do anything about the overdrive, so I returned both monitors.
A fortnight ago I bought a VP2770-LED, also from amazon.de. After some calibration (it only produced an acceptable image with 100% sharpness for example) I got some very pleasing results - no RTC overshoot problems, no obvious (to me!) lag or responsiveness issues etc. However, it had a couple of dark marks behind the monitor glass, right at eye level, which looked like splashes of oil or liquid (difficult to see on the image below, squinting helps - dark mark is right in the centre of the picture.)
Soooo, I asked for a replacement - this one had a strange bright blob in the bottom left and has also been returned...
Both monitors were made in mid-June this year. Admittedly the sample size is small but there seem to be some QC issues sneaking in at Viewsonic. Amazon.de will no longer send me replacements for the Viewsonic (apparently their system won't allow it), so I'm going back to my trusty old Samsung SA450 until the next round of monitors is out.
Cheers and good luck with your VP2770s - I'm sure it's a great monitor if you can get one which has no faults.
You have to be careful with Amazon. They only allow you to return a product twice, before their system goes into "review" mode in which they spend, like 2 weeks going through their inventory and "assessing" the other stock for similar issues (which really just means, a bunch of 17yr olds open all the monitor, turn it on, put a sticker that says "nothing wrong, and send it back for reboxing). After that, the guys will usually claim, over email, that they won't give you another. If you call an agent and say "yo, this guy just told me I can't get my product...", they'll send another.
I went through the same thing: the first 2 I got had dead pixels. They didn't want to give me a third, I called an agent, and she apologized and send in for another. I DID have to wait a week and a half, but the third one I got was finally perfect, except for it's poor backlight, but I never really notice or am bothered by the backlight.
As far as quality issues of the actual product, it's all on Samsung, not Viewsonic. The Samsung PLS are totally hit and miss. Some batches are great, others are filled with dead pixels, bad backlights, etc.