I don’t really HATE LG, there are just BETTER monitors that can be had for the same or less money. My buddy bought a used LG 17" LCD for $100 in PEFECT condition. It’s a really nice monitor for what he paid for it, I think it’s a 25ms MVA pannel. I like that LCD, it DOES ghost a bit watching movies though. I dunno if it’s a model from a couple years ago, or a current one, I’ll have to look up the specs next time I see it. The point is, for $100 that display is VERY NICE, but the $250 they want for a similar model, is RIDICULOUS!! You can get a 12ms MVA pannel for that from a FEW different companies that won’t have APPEARANT ghosting while watching movies. It’s not about hating LG, or that they’re IMMORAL, I really have no idea about the internal workings of LG, or their business practices. What I do know is that they offer inferior products @ inflated prices compared to others. That’s the ONLY thing I’m trying to point out here, it’s just not worth ignoring the other manufacturers because of a dead pixel policy!!!
If you look closely @ ANY corporation, they’re all evil, greedy, and HIGHLY IMMORAL! That’s the nature of the beast, they’re out to make money, and they could give a squat about anything else. Granted, most companies care not to acquire this kind of image, so they don’t do things that show the world what they’re all about, but don’t mistake good business practices for morality!! Almost ANY corporation CAN & WILL do things that are highly immoral if it won’t catch the public eye, and make them look bad. Any morality a corporation has is all about public image, and nothing more. It will LOSE THEM $$$ if they do stuff that makes them look bad to the public.
The fact of the matter is most places in the US and europe don’t carry cheapo no brand monitors with any kinds of decent specs. So you’re forced to do business with a corporation if you want a decent LCD. I’m not for or against any of them, it just so happens that Hyundai, Viewsonic, and Samsung all make decent LCDs that are available here, and I’d rather have one of them than an LG display (unless it was $100). If LG made a display that had an 8ms response time, with 700:1 contrast ratio, and 300cd/m2 brightness for $350 that got the reviews that the Hyundai did, I’d be all over it (if I was still looking for an LCD)!!!