Summary: There is a well-known product-wide defect with this monitor - check the dell forums "2407". Despite the 2 revisions, Dell still has not resolved this hardware issue. When the monitor was first released (spring of 2006), it retailed for ~$950. Today (summer 2006), you can find it on sale for less than $700. A price decrease of over 25% within 3-4 months is a good indicator that there is something going on.
Pros: Great connectivity options, HDCP compliant, fast response, and no dead pixels in all 3 of the replacement units, including the original unit, I received.
Cons: Heavy banding and uneven backlighting still an issue with revision A02. In one of the units, the power failed altogether. Nonexistant customer support.