I'm wondering if it's possible and feasible to remove the matte covering from a 30" LCD, and replace it with a glass panel (with anti-reflective coating). There are so few choices in the realm of 2560-pixel-wide LCDs. Every existing choice has at least two compromises. My requirements are: 1) At least 2560 pixels across (2560x1440, 2560x1600) 2) No speckle / sparkle / glitter / powder / shimmer / micro-luster / fine rainbow dust / crystalline effect as is seen in IPS panels with a matte anti-glare covering. 3) Input lag no more than 17 ms And my desires are: 4) Monitor stand that can pivot between landscape and portrait orientation 5) High gamut (highly saturated colors are a kind of "compensation" for my protanomaly color deficiency). In fact what I'd really love is 4 primaries, RGCB, with a customizable color matrix transform function, but this is a pipe dream. 6) Glossy glass front cover with anti-reflective coating 7) High contrast ratio, with deep dark blacks 8) True refresh rate that can go from 48 Hz to at least 72 Hz, for judder-free film and PAL video playback 9) Black frame insertion or its equivalent 10) High dynamic range (i.e., the ability to go at least as bright as 3000 cd/m^2 or so, with a contrast ratio of at least 1:10000 or so) (I realize there are no currently available monitors that satisfy #1 along with #8-10, but I've included these desires anyway for completeness.) I actually had to order a Dell 3007WFP-HC before I realized that the speckle effect exists, and while I love the 3007WFP-HC otherwise, I hate the speckle. The worst thing about it is that my two eyes see different speckle patterns, resulting in an effect that's worse than normal luma/chroma noise. I don't understand why most people don't seem to have a problem with it. I notice the effect on pretty much everything, but it's especially bad and eyestrain-inducing when reading text on a white background. Apparently it's the matte covering which causing this speckle, which makes sense. What I don't understand is why VA and TN panels don't exhibit speckle with a matte covering — why don't they? Virtually all the 30" LCDs are matte, and I think the only PVA one is the Samsung 305T, which has 2 frames of input lag — I'm pretty sure this would be unacceptable to me. The darker blacks would be nice, though. I think the only 30" LCD with pivoting is the NEC LCD3090WQXi-BK, but this is a matte IPS and therefore will have the speckle effect. It seems that the 27" Apple iMac is the only currently available choice that meets my most important requirements. But this would be nearly twice as expensive as the 3007WFP-HC (since I'd also have to buy a new video card to get DisplayPort output). So, it occurred to me that it should, in theory, be fairly simple to replace the matte front plate with a plate of glossy anti-reflective-coated glass. Of course this would void the warranty, but maybe it'd be worth it. It should get rid of the speckle effect, and should result in more pleasing black uniformity. How feasible is this idea? Has anyone else thought of it, or tried it, with any kind of LCD? (Also — the front cover is only there to protect the LCD panel itself, right? In theory it could be removed completely, with the downside of making it harder or impossible to clean the LCD — but in the meantime it'd look better than either a matte or a glossy LCD?) Are there any solutions to this dilemma that I'm missing, or haven't thought of?