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Old 27-09-06, 07:07 PM
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Dell 30" 3007 WFP TFT monitor

I read the review of the 30" Dell here on this site with great interest, because I am seriously considering buying one of these behemoths for Photoshop, spreadsheets, and video editing. What interested me was the remark about how even the backlighting is, and how much better the 30" monitor is than the 24" Dell.

Now this is in stark contrast to the condemnation on the Hexus.net site of the uneveness of the backlighting (on two examples) and how this aspect compares unfavourably with the Dell 24" 2405FPW monitor.

Now I am in a quandary. The conclusions of the two reviews cancel eachother out, and there is no concensus.

I understand the Hexus.net review samples were based on LG flat panels, but the Samsung panel, also used by Dell, is the better option. Perhaps the review sample here was a Samsung panel.

I wonder if anybody has tried a Dell 30" TFT monitor and can enlighten me with their experience.

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Old 27-09-06, 07:13 PM
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i believe FragTek can help you on this, and also twisted5, who bought the same monitor from frag.

If neither of them see this thread soon, bump it up and ill PM them

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Old 27-09-06, 07:31 PM
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Hey mate

I believe Frag and twisted will know as Dave said.

I'm pretty sure our version was the samsung panel though
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Old 27-09-06, 07:44 PM
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Yes the model that I had (and that twisted now has) rocks the Samsung panel, which is like an orgasmic explosion of colors and crispness. Nothing can compete, muahahaha!

I had absolutely no backlight bleeding issues. More than likely what Hexus was talking about was the fact it only appears to have uneven backlighting if you sit to close to the set. I at first experienced this and was a bit distrought until I pushed the set back about a foot and everything was then perfectly even. It's hard to sit too close to a monitor that big as the backlighting will look a bit uneven due to the extreme viewing angles.

Hands down the 30" Dell is PURE PWNAGE!!!
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Old 27-09-06, 08:02 PM
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Thanks to all for quick responses. From what I understand, Dell will use either LG or Samsung panels indiscriminately. Probably according to which offers the best deal at any one time. Dell sales rep. (in India!) told me that they cannot (or will not) pick out a Samsung panel at request. They do claim to have stringent quality control, so there is nothing to choose between LG or Samsung based units. This might be true, but I understand that the Samsung S PVA panels are superior. Trouble is they do not seem to be available in the UK under their own brand, and we have no choice other than Apple (much more expensive) or Dell in this size.

There is one way to try without risk: if the Dell proves to be duff on arrival, then there is the option offered by Dell of a full refund within 7 days, for any reason. This seems a pretty fair deal to me.

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Old 27-09-06, 08:15 PM
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I would imagine that either one you get will please you tbh, just pick one up and see for yourself

I'd love to pick up a 30" Apple Cinema Display for my MBP but damn are they spensive.
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Old 27-09-06, 08:17 PM
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Always remember that if you're not satisfied Dell do a next business day swapout for another one
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Old 27-09-06, 08:18 PM
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Always remember that if you're not satisfied Dell do a next business day swapout for another one
In the UK yes, u lucky buggers
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Old 27-09-06, 08:21 PM
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I had the same experience Frag did with being too close to the monitor at first. I actually sit about 4-5 feet away and it is great! I hate having to go to work and use the small 15" monitors or even my roomates Dell 24". We had them sitting right next to each other a few days ago playing the same games on almost the exact same system and you could tell the difference in quality. The 3007wfp was by far the superior monitor imo.
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Old 27-09-06, 08:25 PM
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When u fork out $2k for a monitor, that's the kind of quality that you would exect and the Dell delivers on par for the price if you ask me. Twaz worth every cent.
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