Dell 2407WFP Details Leaked

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  1. Moloch

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    You can get pleanty of 1080P content from microsoft and apple.
     
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    Checkbox feature, cost, and speed. In the end it's just business. Same reason ATI and Nvidia say they support HDCP in their x1900 and 7900 series of cards when apparently they really don't.
     
  3. Natoma

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    Was looking for 1080P HDCP content. I don't think that exists yet.
     
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    very interesting, when I looked at the screen from like half inch away I thought I almost saw some dither dots on the 2407 on gradients. THis also likely explains why gradients are often worse in one direction that the other, since with the system you lit above and the crystal orientation it kinda makes sense.

    anyway, yeah, that CNET review is full of it about the poor DVD playback. What are they even saying when they say DVD playback on this monitor demonstrates that it introduces noise?? If it did that, then your desktop would also be a laughable mess of noise. did they view DVD frome external player hooked up through Svideo??

    believe me I tried 2407 and 244t side by side and 244t is clearly better at DVD playback through DVI, nevermind graphic design stuff where it totally destroys it. you can even turn brightness way down and still retain full shadow detail (which CNET reviewer apparently considers to be noise, or perhaps it's nice response time didn't blur away fine details and this revelation was considered to be noise by the reviewer. come on, don't downgrade a monitor for revealing whatever little specs are actually in the original signal!) unlike with the 2407. 244t has simply superb gamma control and default profile, starts at bright white and perfectly fades to pitch black only just at very last line, with no banding.

    2407 also suffers from this weird affect where a darker image like mouse shadow moving across a bright gray window leaves this few pixel wide overbright sort of glow (again only through DVI connection, fine through VGA).
     
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    After doing some more searching, it appears that the 245t is not going to be any different than the 244t save for the ability to change the height of the monitor. Everything else is going to remain the same apparently.
     
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    Yeah but the 2047 has a new revision (A03) which fixes all the banding issues. And at a much lower price, it's starting to look pretty competitive to the 244T/245T. Though I am going to wait to see how the BenQ fairs, Trustedreview gave it a perfect 10 out of 10.
     
  7. Natoma

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    When is the new revision out?
     
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    The A03 revision is out now.


    The BenQ monitor should be out soon(ish).
     
  9. Natoma

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    I'll need to see a review of the A03 revision before deciding on the dell. A02 was savaged pretty heavily by trusted review in comparison to the 244t, with respect to image quality and color clarity. If all of those issues were resolved with the A03 revision then it'll become interesting to me. :)
     
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    K. I did a search and that monitor is supposed to ship around october 10th. They really gushed over it :lol:
     
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    one thing ive found out when evaluating lcd monitors
    look at the specs from the monitor manufactuer
    then look at the specs that the company who make the lcd screen put out
    ive found out that a lot of monitor makers lie about how many colours they can produce
    ive seen 6bit panels quoted as 16.8million colours
     
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    Well I found some differences between the LCDs.

    1) The Samsung 244t's height can't be changed. The BenQ can.

    2) The Samsung has a firewire port and two USB ports. The BenQ has two USB ports.

    3) The Samsung doesn't have HDMI port. The BenQ does.

    4) The Samsung on/off rate is 24ms I believe. BenQ is 16ms.

    I think the BenQ LCD is the better monitor.
     
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    Yea, Dell tried that with the 2407WFP, i.e. quoting 16.7 million colours when they only have a 6-bit panel. :roll:

    Samsung and BenQ have been honest however. BenQ more honest though, in that they quote their on/off rate as well.
     
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    It's a shame that BenQ doesn't come with a built-in memory card reader like the Dell does. Always struck me as quite a useful feature.
     
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    Memory card reader?
     
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    SD card / Memory Stick / Compact Flash / MMC readers on the Dell...
     
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    I thought that was caused by a bug and fixed via firmware :???:
     
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    It was, the 2407 is an 8 bit panel.
     
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