Dell UltraSharp 2005FPW 20" Widescreen LCD


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...Now, on to the negative. The monitor seems to have a couple of adjacent dead pixels, and it has significant baclight leakage in the bottom corners and along the top edge. Quite evident with a dark screen in low light. It's Revision A02, and was manufactured in Mexico in September 2005. It's a shame to see that they still haven't gotten this issue under control. I called Dell, and they gave me no hassle about exchanging the monitor. They're sending a new one via next day air. I'll report back when I see whether the replacement has the same problem. I hope I won't have to go through multiple exchanges, as some of the people here have. I am a perfectionist, though, and won't settle for a flawed product.

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Update: I received the replacement monitor the day after calling Dell. It's another Revision A02, manufactured in Mexico in September 2005. No dead pixels on this one, but still significant backlight leakage in 3 of the 4 corners. I guess I'll be going through the exchange process again. I'm really curious as to what percentage of the 2005FPWs have backlight issues, and what my chances are of getting one that doesn't. I'd rather not give up on it, as I'm really liking everything else about the monitor.

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Update: I received the replacement monitor the day after calling Dell. It's another Revision A02, manufactured in Mexico in September 2005. No dead pixels on this one, but still significant backlight leakage in 3 of the 4 corners. I guess I'll be going through the exchange process again. I'm really curious as to what percentage of the 2005FPWs have backlight issues, and what my chances are of getting one that doesn't. I'd rather not give up on it, as I'm really liking everything else about the monitor.

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wow this backlight issue is really bad.. I'm thinking of getting the 24" one now

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There is never going to be perfect backlight with no leak. Personally mine is not bad at all, it's never noticable and it barely leaks just slightly in some places.

I bought it second hand on eBay and I got pictures of it so I would know how the backlight was, and that was a much safer route for me. It is an A01 but is flawless in my eyes.

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I ordered it AT LAST :woot: $625.86 CAD after tax.

Estimated Arrival Date: Monday, October 31, 2005

I hope I'll get a flawless one *crosses finger*.

Order status is still not available. I guess I'll have to wait a day for that to come up.

dL

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yes there is some backlight bleed on a completely dark screen but you cant tell at all when the normal windows desktop or a game is up. ya'll are a bit too picky! lol...

Edit: yeah btw, I LOOOVVVVEEEEEE this monitor. screw CRTs! oh yeah, 2 things:

1) why does this beautiful monitor come with the ANALOG cable pre-attached and not the DVI?

2) if you use this monitor via analog, ur an idiot

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:x

1) why does this beautiful monitor come with the ANALOG cable pre-attached and not the DVI?

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the dell testbed connects via vga maybe? :rolleyes:

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I just picked up a 1905FP on Monday and I am super pleased with the monitor! It's bright, sharp and worth every penny (I paid $302 US straight from Dell). Get one, you won't be sorry.

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I just picked up a 1905FP on Monday and I am super pleased with the monitor! It's bright, sharp and worth every penny (I paid $302 US straight from Dell). Get one, you won't be sorry.

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remember to change your sig picture with that sweet new monitor you got :D

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I just picked up a 1905FP on Monday and I am super pleased with the monitor! It's bright, sharp and worth every penny (I paid $302 US straight from Dell). Get one, you won't be sorry.

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a 19inch for $302

They have deals on them constantly for well under that

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hi! i just got this monitor too. I been reading a lot about blacklight issue in this forum and i would like to know if my lcd is having this problem. So, i need your help me, because visually, i do not know how it looks. here is a pic i post at the bottom. thanx!

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as you can see i have backlight bleeding in bottom left, top right-ish and a lil at bottom right, dont notice the 1 on bottom left, but the one at the top is annoying when watching non-anamorphic widescreen movies (but only because i keep staring at it)

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