Got home last night, and the top 1″ of the new LCD panel was darker than the rest of the screen (backlight problem?) and there was a prominent stuck pixel right in the middle of the display.
I took it back to Conn’s today and got an Envision EN-985E 19″ CRT monitor instead. The assistant manager gave me a 1-year “bring it back to the store and we’ll give you another one” warranty for my trouble, and it has a three-year manufacturer’s warranty as well.
Ended up saving $349.