Wow. I'll throw out a few comments on some of thestuff i read on some posts.
The 1000:1- This monitor is the first one i've ever actually had to turn the brightness down at night to stand looking at it. I never have it all the way up even in the day. It's way brighter than you think. If I have something dark on screen and then go to a light picture, my eyeballs nearly fry, so I keep the bright notch down on it.
Eveyone is arguing 720p, 1080i, 1080p...
Alright, MOST LCD's are 720 NATAIVE and can support 1080i. But it isn't their native resolution. they use interlacing to reach 1080 which will result in a little less response, but overall, you most likely won't notice it. But this is 1080p native. It looks BEST running at 1920x1080 which is why it's PERFECT for a pc monitor.
As for the inputs, another HDMI would have been nice, but this really is marketed as a monitor, so the DVI inputs make sense. Hell it has 2 DVI and one VGA. All kinds of pc inputs.
I use my video card with two outputs and turn on dual monitors then flip between inputs or use picture in picture with the two dvi's or a dvi and a vga. Quite handy.
Whoever wants to ply a Wii on one, it's not going to be anything special. Wii will only do 420p over components and if you aren't using that, it's plain old old school tv resolutions. It's actually possible it will look worse. But not enough to warrant using an old tv. I use my Wii on my LG 50" plasma with rca's until just recently moved to components and it's fine both way.
Plasma vs. LCD... Toss up depending on person. With a plasma you aren't going to have any issues with response times or stuff like that. And most likely no dead pixels. I have a 50" plasma that is 720p and supports 1080i and my 360 looks just as butter smooth on that as it does on my 37" 1080p Westinghouse. But both have their advantages and both have their disadvantages of course. I am perfectly happy with my 50" plasma for my tv/gaming (360/wii/ps2/SNES/NES/Dreamcast/Genesis)/movies. My tv is competent enough to have ways to prevent burn in and I expect it's bulb life will be plenty. Plus the built in DVR is nice too. But for my PC, I wouldn't have it any other way than with my 37" Westinghouse LCD. It's got the resolution, doesn't ghost and people walk in and piss themselves. when they hear it's my computer monitor.
HD channels over air. This is very much true. Over the Air HD is very alive and well. Not in my puny podunk town in remote Wyoming, but in any larger metro city, yes, there are plenty of HD channels you can pick up over the air. My dad at one point had some kind of HD over the air tuner box thing that was ultimately a rip off, but he didn't have an hdtv either, so it wasn't a big deal.
But if you score an hdtv try to use an antenna and pick up stations, you're likely to get hd channels if you have an hdtv.
If I had the cash, i'd drop the money right now on one of these.
Someone mentioned they would stay away from westinghouse.
Just don't get westinghouse mixed up with the k-mart brand westingtonhouse. Totally different ball game. That stuff was a joke. But this is different.
Hell PC Gamer even recommends the 37" version of this as a gaming monitor over the Dell and other 24-30" high end monitors that cost a lot more. Pretty much what sold me on it and I don't regret it one bit.
EDIT: Oh yeah. If you are just dying to watch standard cable on this thing, then get a vcr that has cable in and rca out. There ya go, there is your cheap tuner. Have a nice day.