After filling my shopping cart with all the goodies to build my new PC last week I was surprised to find the total cost was much lower then I had anticipated. That of course meant I could buy more stuff. More stuff being a nice 27 inch monitor. Since the monitor was meant to be purchased later I took the recommendation of the guy at the store and bought an LG 27MP35. On paper it's a great monitor and I was pretty happy with it especially since it has an IPS panel. Then I turned it on... The blacks on this monitor are nothing short of terrible. Calling them anything but grey is lying. The OSD is clunky and extremely difficult to use. The software has settings not available in the OSD but the software causes the display to turn overscan off and on when exiting a 3D app or when the monitor comes out of sleep. It does this non stop until I kill the app. Also the monitor only has one HDMI and one VGA connection. The software does not work on the HDMI connection and sadly the screen looks better on VGA. I've also noticed the back light intensity adjusts itself even with power saving options turned off. Anywho... I want a 27 inch monitor with good color reproduction. That's really my only demand other then I would prefer to pay less then $400. I'm not stupid so I will go higher on price if I have too. It would be a bonus if the presets for brightness, contrast, and color were actually useable as well. My old 22 in Samsung had great presets for everyday stuff and I only created a custom profile for picture viewing.