Maybe I am an idealist, but I believe that when you pay good money for something, it should work with 100% integrity. I was just wondering from the other tech gurus on this board, if you shelled out $400 for a brand new LCD monitor, is 1 big dead blue pixel in the middle of your screen too much to live with on a daily basis. It is not all that noticeable, only a black background actually. What do you think?? Also, is one dead pixel a sign of things to come. Will more follow like some kind of contagion??