Summary: Really a shame - the monitor looked very good otherwise. For the price and NEC's reputation I was expecting a premium product and they definitely didn't deliver where the panel was concerned. Very sloppy assembly.
Pros: Good color and image quality, very well made and adjustable stand.
Cons: Very bad backlight bleeding. There was strong bleeding all along the right side with one point looking like the panel and been pinched by the frame. Also edge bleed along the bottom and lower left side.