Over the past few weeks I've been using an Eizo CX271 in a casual test to see if a good, color-accurate computer display can really work as an affordable grading monitor. Like a number of others, I've been generally against this, but I think we are now at a point much like we were with plasmas where this could be very do-able, with some important caveats. I put together a blog post about some of the pros and cons, since there are a few things you don't get with a computer display that you do get with an SDI broadcast monitor. http://www.jasonmyres.com/2014/07/using-the-eizo-cx271-as-a-color-accurate-grading-monitor/ This isn't a new idea, especially with the first gen DreamColors having been used as reference monitors for quite a while now, but for me, there are a couple things that make the CX271 the first really good choice for anyone looking for an affordable grading display: -10-Bit HDMI with Deep Color support. -LED-Backlit IPS Panel with good black levels. -Great design and arguably the best quality control of any display on the planet. -Free ColorNavigator calibration software that works on both Mac and PC. -Street price of less than $1500. I've owned a CG243W for the last three years, and as much as I've loved it, I would not have put it up for grading monitor duty. The IPS panel was good, but the minimum black level just wasn't deep enough, and the HDMI input was only 8-bit. With the CX271, you get a very good new IPS panel with 10-bit HDMI, that's not only 27-inches, but also costs $800 less than what my 24-Inch 243W cost me a couple years ago. I cover some of the compromises of using a computer display in the article, but if you're ok with them, and need an affordable way to get into a color-accurate grading display, I don't think there is a more complete, better-built, easy-to-use option than the CX271 right now.