I know a lot of people will jump on here and say QNIX hands down. It absolutely is a great deal for most, but I think it depends on if you demand absolutely no defects whatsoever, or can live with a few (mainly unnoticeable defects). the qnix or xstar have a very cheap stand w/ no height adjustment, so already you need to mod just to get a good stand. You're more likely to have a pixel or backlight bleed defect. Overall most of us are happy especially for the price to have a QNIX/XStar, but for some it's just not the right monitor.