i absolutally LOVE my monitor from LG... i think when i bought it off newegg not ONE review had something about a DOA, dead pixel, etc... its just so nice to look at too
but i got this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824005045
although it is a little different (the little heat sensitive power button is flat on mine) it is the same stats
but wow... that has DROPPED in price!! i bought mine for 700 dollars, but in actuality got 500 dollars in rebates.... so i guess i got it for cheaper still today
. No one probably bought it at such a high price
but mine plays all the best games quite nicely... it also turns sideways for word processing, and has the pivot software included!! (this is important - other monitors usually don't have the pivot software, putting you 30-40 bucks lower).
believe me, i like CRT's... but they just are not practical in some situations similar to yours and mine. My desk will not hold a 15, 17, 19, 21, etc. inch CRT because it is right next to the wall!!
it also looks really "sexy" as people in the reviews said for mine, with some nice speakers next to it... i dont think i'd call it sexy, but nice it does look!
there are tons of monitors... just stay away from HYUNDAI. not saying all their monitors suck, but they have a horrible reputation of having DOA monitors and even worse customer support. i almost got one, but there were over 30 reviews saying they got verticle red lines on their monitors... even though it was something like 1000:1, 6ms, nice looking, pivotable, etc.