I'm looking to buy an external monitor in the near future and I need some buying advice! I really like the new LED Cinema Display - it's bright, it works seamlessly with the MacBook, and it has minimal cords. That said, I'm not stupid enough to drop $1,000 on a monitor (even if I could afford it). So, with that said, here are my questions: 1) Is it possible to buy Apple displays refurbished? If so, is this advisable? 2) What is the best alternative to the LED Cinema Display? I would like something with comparable looks/functionality (if possible). 3) Any other buying advice? This monitor would essentially function as my TV and I prefer a bright, glossy display for that reason only. I'm guessing that I'll eventually get into HD movies if that's any help. My tentative budget is $500 and I want this thing to last at least 5+ years. Finally... Why, oh why, is the LED Cinema Display $1,000? I understand that Apple products come with a premium, but this is just plain ridiculous! Is there something about LED technology that increases manufacturing costs? It just seems odd that the display designed for the MacBook costs almost as much as the computer itself... Any help is greatly appreciated!