Originally Posted by Brien
Even if a monitor has some back light bleed/dead pixels, do you guys think they are still a stealt? Also, I'm undecided between Glossy and Matte. My current monitor is Matte, but I've also never had glossy. Any input?
Here's how I see it. Backlight bleed is usually only visible in the dark on a black screen, and even then I really need to look for it to ever actually be a problem. For the dead pixels, when you sit about 2 feet from the monitor, they're so small that again, you have to be looking for them to be a problem. Also, the one dead pixel I had on my monitor was fixed just by pressing on it a little bit. If you want to pay $300-500 more for a monitor with better quality control, you can go ahead. But even those monitors usually have some bleeding and can also even have dead pixels.
For matte vs glossy, I'm definitely going to have to say matte. The matte coating on this monitor seems to be really high quality and doesn't degrade the picture much. I do not have a glossy Qnix but I do have a glossy monitor, and even though I have no windows behind me the room lighting is enough to get some REALLY bad reflections on the screen, especially on black images. To me this wasn't worth it for the things I wanted to do with the monitor, and the matte was definitely the right way to go. I think so many people have the glossy because it's generally cheaper.