Summary: The Gateway XHD3000 is a great monitor in that it has all the hook ups you will need for a complete platform. I use the HDMI for my PS3, the S-Video for DirectTV, The DB25 standard VGA for my old Windows NT box and the DVI input for my MacBook Pro. The DVI with MacBook Pro is were the problems start to arise.
Summary: I did all of the research, and after waffling back and forth I finally came back to the Gateway. This is the monitor you want if you are going to do anything else but the dual-link 2560X1600 connection from your modern graphics card. If you only need a monitor for your PC and nothing else, there are plenty of options, however this one is the only one I've found (because of it's consumer orientation) that provides such features as independent audio control for each input,...
Summary: When I saw the price drop it was time to take the leap. I read about 1 second black-outs but I've not seen that on mine. I also purchased an e-GeForce 8600GT to pair with it. I'm not a gamer so these match up fine. Not one dead or stuck pixel... and for a screen this size there are a lot of pixels. I use it many hours a day and I have not found one problem. The sound from the speaker / amplifier bar that runs across the bottom of the monitor is also very good.
Summary: I bought this monitor to replace my broken desktop LCD and to pull double duty as a T.V. in my room for movies and gaming. It does all my graphics programs beautifully, Photoshop, 3D Studio Max, Maya, etc. I love watching movies on it, they look terrific. However, I bought this monitor because it said I could plug my game console directly into it (HDMI) and it does plug right in.... but they didn't say anything about playing games.
Pros: Great picture quality, Large Viewing Area, Reliable Performance