Once the monitor was set up an switched on I was shocked by the brilliance of it all - much too bright for comfort. However Adobe Gamma has cured it - more or less. Is this a usual experience when switching to LCD from CRT? Also (not so surprising) all the trext on my office stuff - spreadsheets and text - was so tiny as to be almost unreadable at normal viewing distance. This is now cured by setting View/Zoom in applications. I haven't looked at the CD contents yet - I just let Windows and nVidia sort it out. Has anyone with this screen found anything useful on the CD? But all in all the screen so far looks great.