I have been messing with this panel for 2 days now. Fortunately it has no dead pixels (knock on wood). The image quality is really great. SD signals look vivid .The black levels leave a bit to be desired, but only in scenes where black and shadow are filling the most of the screen. I think if I could adjust the backlight it would greatly improve the blacks (which are really good anyway). There is an option in the service menu to adjust backlight and gamma. Each setting has 3 preset values. The thing is you can change the values, but nothing happens, so I guess maybe you need to access the service menu the right way (using password) to activate these settings.
I have used this panel with my PC connecting my ATI Radeon X700pro using digital DVI-DVI connection. I was thrilled to see the perfection of the images, the text and the colours. As a computer monitor it surpasses my current TFT screen (also LG 1720p). I played Half life 2 and Guild Wars , using 1360 x 768 1:1 pixel mapped image. Now I find it difficult to play in my regular monitor
. The gaming experience was the best I've ever had. The panel's response time is advertised as 8 ms - I think it is true : no ghosting no nothing, only crystal clear vivid bright with perfect colours and great blacks, digital picture.
I am going to get my Philips 5900 dvd player and will use hdmi to connect it. For those who don't know, this panel has HDMI and DVI inputs !
I fried my Dreambox 5620 , so I will get a new one the Dreambox 7020 ( digital sat receiver ). The Dreambox will be conected using the component connections.
I will post more as I'll test those two beauties ...