So I listened to your advice and sent back the monitor. I got my replacement and it had Rev A00, Feb production date.
I was pretty nervous when I saw that rev
So far I have tested it for backlight bleeding and dead pixels.
Luckily this unit has far less BLB than the other. I mean it’s still there (yellow corner), but nowhere near as bad as the last monitor.
And dead pixels – nothing!
Crosshatching still exists, but it seems less aggressive and only in the bottom part of the screen.
So, I am pretty satisfied with the one I received
Now if I could figure out, why my Windows fonts and other elements don’t render smoothly across the web browser, I would be very happy. I know its software related, and I have tried everything, but no solution so far! I am probably going to install Win 8, to see if it corrects things.