That is incorrect. We do not have any mechanism in place to allow customers to flash the firmware on Dell monitors.
You would not know which version you would get which is why you should buy it from the new sales website, not the outlet.
Not all new stocks are A03 yet.
I received A02 today. It was shipped Jan 6th. 2014. Item was supposedly *new* stock but it was odd that the item was from OH instead of TX with severely damaged box.
I uploaded an image here
This is about 6th replacement monitor so far.
Big thumbs up to Dell for putting up with all this but it is getting quite frustrating for me as well.
Just bought a few from the outlet before learning of the A00-A02 issues. D'oh!
Once I receive it, is there any way to tell if it's an A02 that was fixed to A03, but didn't get the sticker updated? :\
All you can do is test them and see if they have the horizontal lines issue.