Think I have it looking great now. I can honestly play around with it for hours but at some point I just have to stop worrying about getting it just a little more perfect and enjoy the monitor. It's perfectly fine now. Impressions then. The blacks really REALLY are black. Almost insanely so. And for some reason, the reds stand out very much too. Zero BLB which has always been my main gripe. Zero dead pixels. Had some color banding but that can be managed via color settings and minimized to the point of it being non existent. Although every game is different. If you go looking for faults you'll find them. I've done some testing on Doom, Fallout 4 and Hitman. All looking great. Also had a small go on COD Ghosts that looked rubbish for some reason. Washed out with brown tones all over the screen. Although that might just be the game. Check a few videos on YouTube and it seems to be the case there too. The 21.9 is really immersive. I'm not one to follow the crowd and justify their expensive purchases, but on this occasion I think people are quite correct in what they say about immersion. It feels like you're closer to the game somehow. Sold both my IPS and TN 27' panels so couldn't hook it back up to compare, but I doubt I'll go back to a normal 16.9 now. One thing I do have to admit, coming from years and years at 1080p, going to 1440p isn't the WOW difference I thought it would be. In fact, it really does look very much the same to me. At some places the image looks more crisp and clear, but I could be trying to convince myself of that too. Overall I'm very pleased and given the great deal I got on this monitor, no regrets whatsoever. Highly recommended.