Dell 2405/2407 as HDTV monitor

I am looking at purchasing a Dell 2405 (or 2407 when it rolls out in a month or two) to use as an all-in-one computer monitor / tv monitor / dvd monitor with my mini and an elGato system. Has anyone done this and how is the quality of the monitor for video (particularly full screen dvd playback)? The specs of the monitor are better than any LCD tvs in that price range so I think this is the way to go, any thoughts?
Thanks,
Kevin

Hello Arnold J. Levine, M.D.,
I have the same 1.8 dual + 2405 and I had to set the monitor to the right input to get it to perform. Can you tell us what the "intermittently" means? Just a black screen? Or something else?
Regarding the rotate option, Kevin Brock had it exactly right; check out the ATI site for their Mac upgrades. I looked into upgrading the video card but lost interest when I found out the nVidia GeForce FX5200 that came w/the PowerMac would work fine with the 2405.
Personally, I prefer to have the monitor horizontal for side-by-side, full duplex, 8-1/2 x 11 documents on-screen.
Perhaps someone else will post their 2405 portrait-mode success story.
Respectfully,
Bill Gallagher

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