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Dell 2001FP

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equalizer6    0

Oh, guess i snapped. I've been up all night working on some mods, and i guess I got a bit retarded. Anyway, thanks for the link. and great review. I to have one of these babies. and I love it.

additionally, nice bud glass, I have plently of those too on my desk :D

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]EGG[    3

WOOP!

The Dell 2001FP is now being offered by 'EricBunny' on Ebay for ?599 with a gurantee of no dead pixels, as all are checked prior to shipping by a third party and a repalcement will be issused free of charge if any should slip through the net so to speak.

Definately going to order one now:))

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Dazzla    5

Wow, that's very cool indeed!

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Tokhra    0

Ive had 4 of these replaced by Dell so far, ALL of them have had dead pixels and bad backlights.

When playing games you notice the dead pixels the most, especially when they are on black and i bought this monitor for gaming. When you pay ?500 for a monitor you expect it to be perfect. Ill be calling them again for number 5 at the end of the week, havnt had time to call them yet with exams:((

Not impressed with Dell's quality control AT ALL but the monitors are superb in every other respect.

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]EGG[    3

Yeah Daz, I'm well chuffed about that :)

Any idea mate if the optional 'Soundbar' is worth getting for ?20 ? I know it won't be as good as a pair of decent PC speakers I was just wondering if it looked aesthetically pleasing and also could double to hide some of the power cables that I notice trail down from the underside of the monitor.

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Tokhra    0

You can hide the cables by using some tape if you wanted, ive managed to get most of the cables hidden away anyway with strategic wrapping on the cable tidy thing on the back, personally i dont like the look of the soundbar, it detracts from one of the monitors main asthetic features.... the thin bezel.

The only reason id have one is if i didnt have any space for desktop speakers :D

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cdelta    0

What software are you running to get the OS X toolbar and the calendar at the bottom of the screen?

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Tran    0

For the dock (toolbar at the bottom) it's either Y'z Dock, MobyDock or ObjectDock. As for the calendar prog, I'd like to know as well.

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ZippyDo    0

I have an issue with mine, where it will not recognize or distort the image when first booted. It appears to be an issue with the DVI, and I also read somewhere that there is a fix for it, but I have been unable to locate this fix. Can anybody shed light on this? Usually switching modes will quickly correct it or just waiting a few mins, Dell technicians were a joke, and language barrier stymied any hope of a resolution :(

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WARangel    0

QUESTION: 1 20" or 2 17" Dells?

I have enough money in my budget for 1 DEll 2001FP or 2 Dell 1703(?) 17" LCDs [already have a dual display card] - don't know which option to go with [yes, dual 20's would be a dream but don't have budget and take up all my deskspace, LOL).

Curious to hear peoples opinion, especially if they have experience working on dual 17"s (or even 15's) in comparison to working on 1 20" (or even 19") LCD.

My uses will be Word, Excel (Business Plans and financial models), Adobe Photoshop and Video Editing (going to get Premiere). Yeah, some games but not a priority.

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ND40oz    0

I used to work on a 19" Flat CRT and have switched over to two 17" 1703 FPs. The two 17's are much better, being able to have two separate things open on each monitor and cross reference them is great. Once you get used to working on 2 monitors, you'll never want to go back.

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loonsta    0
Working on those babies in a dual setup is absolutely amazing! I would never switch back.

http://acm.poly.edu/~altus/dual1.jpg

:yes:

Altus,

The arm's you have your speakers on.. are they a default peice from Ikea?

I bought same desk the other day but didn't see any peice's like you have your speakers on.. only a bigger shelf..

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DaCypher    6

I don't know a whole lot about LCDs so pardon these basic questions...

Dell lists this monitor's refresh rate at 1600x1200 to be 60Hz. On a CRT this is a headache waiting to happen. I assume that LCDs have different sweet spot when it comes to refresh ranges, for CRTs this is about 85Hz, what is it for LCDs?

Also, I know that LCDs used to (maybe still do?) have a native resolution. Is this still true? I can't imagine running my desktop at a resolution lower than 1600x1200 (I'm spoiled), but when gaming I would probably run at 1280x1024 for performance reasons. Does this monitor still look nice at a resolution lower than 1600x1200?

Other than the slight ghosting effect mentioned in Call of Duty that was barely noticeable, are there any issues with gaming? Running at lower resolutions, using AA/AF ? Can this monitor truely replace a CRT and perform at least comporable to a CRT when it comes to games?

Thanks for the info guys.

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dougkinzinger    0

LCD's don't really have a refresh rate of sorts, since once a pixel is on, it's on. 60Hz is correct and is the way it should be.

Yes, LCD's have a native resolution. However, all newer LCD's do a pretty good job of scaling down (or up) other resolutions. 1280x1024 will still look really good on a 1600x1200 LCD.

I have three 17" LCD's (see pics in sig) and I notice no issues whatsoever when gaming.

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Dazzla    5

Running at non native whilst in desktop mode isn't recommended, I can't handle it. During games it's ok. But I have to say I barely play games at all :s As for the refresh rate, there is no refresh rate as such on LCDs, there's no flicker or whatever because like dougkinzinger said, a pixel is either on of off.

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DaCypher    6

Ok, thanks for the info guys...

So the native resolution for this monitor is 1600x1200 ?

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Dazzla    5

Yep.

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Acezo    0

:laugh: Beautiful :rofl:

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Steven    80
Excuse me whilst 2 of the images are just text, someone thought it was funny to hotlink my images in an eBay auction so I've changed them :D ######

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vie...ssPageName=WDVW

LOL You are brilliant Dazzla. :D

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Fili    0
Excuse me whilst 2 of the images are just text, someone thought it was funny to hotlink my images in an eBay auction so I've changed them :D ######

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vie...ssPageName=WDVW

HAHA that's excellent :laugh:

"The seller ended this listing early because of an error in the listing"

Where did u find them pictures?

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OptiPlex    0

He probably took apart a Dell laptop :shifty:

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BroChaos    1

who makes the lcd screen for dells monitors?

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Dazzla    5

It's a LG.Philips LCD LM201U04

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