1) No English users manual and no CD was included with the monitor, only a short quick set-up guide. Is this standard for this monitor?
In the interests of "being green" printed materials are being phased out. A multi-language printed User's Guide runs well over 100 pages.
2) I chose 52 samples for spectraview II which prevents selection of Best Grayscale Color Tracking. Would it be better to select 32 samples and Best Grayscale Color Tracking rather than Maximise Best Contrast Ratio?
On the PA series the number of steps doesn't have any impact on the final calibration quality. The display's internal color engine does all of the grayscale tracking correction automatically. The measurements are just for confirmation purposes only.
3) I profiled to color gamut Native (Full). This is correct, right?
For most color managed workflows this is the correct choice.
4) I assume the Spectraview II is using the monitors LUT's, and not those of the video card. Should I check? How?
SpectraViewII only calibrates using the display's LUTs.
5) My old monitor would wake back up after moving the mouse or pressing a key on the keyboard. This one doesn't. It does have the USB input cable connected.
The default setting on the PAxx2 series is to power the display off completely after 2 hours in power savings mode in order to maximize power savings. This will require the display to be powered on again using the front power button. You can change this setting on the OSD (Advanced Settings -> "Tab 6" -> "Power Save Timer" -> Off), or by using the MultiProfiler software.
6) I used my old CRT at 80 candellas. I profilled the PA272W to 100 candellas, but it seems a little bright from what I am used to. Can I go lower? Is there a lower limit wihich I should not drop below? What is typical for dim enviroment?
On the PAxx2 series you can go down to 40 cd/m^2 if you want to. Coming from a CRT however it will take some time to get used to working at higher luminance levels.
7) I'm getting a faint green shadow at the most far left 2-3 inches of the monitor edge. I assume the monitor will need to be replaced. Any solutions to try?
Try adjusting the Digital Uniformity Correction level. Some off-axis color "glow" is normal though.