I bought a 30" Apple Cinema HD Display 2-3 weeks ago and have been using it. I can't get over how grainy/sparkly this thing is. It is WAY more grainy than my 9C60 Macbook Pro C2D's matte display, my iMac G5's display, or my Dell 2405fpw. In fact, on those 3 displays I just listed, I can get over the grain in about 10seconds (in that I just stop noticing it). But on the 30", it's just ALWAYS THERE, I can't shake it. It looks like a thin film of dirt covering the screen, like when you get fingerprints on a cellphone screen or something. It is mostly visible with pure white or green screens, and almost invisible with blue or black screens. When I go back to my MBP it kills me how smooth the screen is on the MBP compared to the ACD, and I thought the MBP was grainy before I started using the ACD. I was hoping that after a couple weeks I would stop noticing it but if anything, it's gotten more annoying. It's a hindrance to me because it sort of kills the definition between whites and slightly off-whites, (which are used a lot in web-design) because the grain overpowers the difference in between two colours. For example, I can't see the repeating wavy pattern here: http://macheist.com/img/bundle_back.png unless I enlarge it). Also I am completely unable to evaluate JPEG or film noise unless I zoom up. I went to the local Apple Store, and there 30" ACD looked about as bad as mine. So I guess, with my sample size of 2 units, every display has this issue. I just was wondering if my display had it to an abnormally high degree. Does anyone have this problem with their 30" ACD, or any ACD for that matter??