Thank you for your reply.
In the meantime, I bought a PA271Q as well and basically I am quite happy with it. I can confirm everything you wrote (IPS glow is purple, which is hardly visible, the display uniformity is great, but also that build quality is not perfect: My frame around the screen has some darker spots and the monitor wiggles easily.)
But there is one thing that annys me a lot:
Everything over about 150 cd/m2 produces coil whine and the volume gradually increases until 400 cd/m2. At 400 cd/m2 I find it quite annoying.
Do you have this noise as well?
Ich meine Du hast hier irgandwo mal geschrieben, dass das Gerät (die, die Du Dir angesehen hast) keine Geräusche macht. Wie oben geschrieben höre ich ab ca. 150 cd/m2 ein leises Summen/Zierpen, welches mit steigender Helligkeit lauter und aufdringlicher wird (klingt bei 400 cd/m2 dann so wie wenn Wind bei Sturm durch ein undichtes Fenster pfeifft). In einem ruhigen Raum ist das sehr nervig. Würdest Du sagen, dass das ein "Montagsgerät" ist?
My first monitor was pretty wiggly too.
Come to think of it, I could not get it perfectly horizontal, the right side was about 10 -15 mm higher up all the time. I know, sounds pretty silly but I did notice it and it did bother me. My replacement monitor is more stable (still less stable than Eizo, but a lot better) and stays straight.
Regarding the whine/humming... aIthough I usually keep my brightness at about 110 for evenings/nights and 140 for daylight retouching, I just tried a bunch of higher settings and I have to regret informing you this monitor is dead silent at all brightness levels. And I tried it in a very silent room with my ear right above the screen. I don't remember hearing anything from my first screen either ( would have noticed it).
I would def. send Nec an email and explain your situation ( don't bother going through your seller, Nec helped me out in 3 days), because your monitor sounds (pun not intended) like it may be one of those monday morning ones indeed... sorry man.