Hey guys. I made a thread a while ago requesting suggestions for a 24" LCD that handles gaming and photo processing work very well. What it came down to was that the NEC LCD2490WUXi-BK was one of the better ones out there. Now, is there anything I should know about this thing before dropping about $1,200 on it? Is there another LCD that comes close? My friend has a 24" iMac and that has the same LG panel as this NEC does. The colors are brilliant and it's a damn nice LCD. I didn't notice any bothersome ghosting while playing HL2 on his iMac (bootcamp). Is it safe to say I'll be happy with this thing? I just need a nice LCD that will calibrate perfectly with a Monaco colorimeter and at the same time will provide a nice gaming experience. What's the input lag on this? Is input lag exaggerated? Will only the super hardcore counter-strike players that play the game 24 hours non stop while only using the AWP to do super fast twitch-like movements be the only ones that notice an input lag? Not me right? Or, will an input lag that equals to 50ms mean that if I have 80ms ping on a server actually mean that I have a ping of 130? Does it even work like that? Don't say to stick with a CRT! For some reason CRTs don't seem sharp to me and whenever I'm on mine it seems like my eyes are going to die compared to using the LCDs at our studio which don't tire me. One last thing. What are the chances of getting dead pixels on such a damn expensive LCD? =( I just need some reassurance! Thanks in advance fellas. You've all helped. This forum is filled with information.