Dell 2007WFP


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mrk

Sorry, the thread is a bit late, I've been occupied with this thing..and also missing ?302 from my wallet:oo

The moment you pick up the stand you know it's got quality - heavy, sturdy...and my dad standing by the doorway oogling (I later saw him adjusting the colour on his Samsung 940BW hehe).

Anyway, I'll keep this brief but detailed, I think the pics do the rest of the talking:)) - Any questions or requests just ask :-D

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The panel Dell sent me is an S-IPS Rev A02

Build Quality>

I have to say this is superb, compared to my 2 previous TFT screens and the Samsung 940BW downstairs as well as the Sony TFT in the playroom this is very nicely built, my dads old Dell PC has a 15" Dell TFT which had similar build qualities too - Dell wins here.

OSD>

The OSD is nice, I got to grips with it very quickly, it provides a fair amount of control from colour to PiP sources and whatnot. Lots to sift through. It's also movable and transparent so looks nice and does not distract.

Default Brightness / Colour>

This is where I was most surprised, the default brightness is at 50, there is no contrast setting when using DVI and the colour mode (once reset) was at "PC Normal" - I found these settings to be instantly usable and photos were immediately more "real" compared to the other screens I have seen the same photos on. The screen is bright yet not too bright, details are clear and using windows in general is neutral and easy on the eyes - it reminds me allot of my friends NEC 20WGX2 except minus the opticlear coating.

I used only the desktop profile mode in the OSD as I am not a fan of "special" modes.

Performance>

I briefly fired up some trailers and the BBC HD-Showreel was just ...wow... I also played the new Casino Royale trailer windowed and full screen - again no bad things here.

Viewing angles were also very good, if you look at it form a above diagonal angle there is some colour shift, well not like TN panels but hard to describe, can I call it the "IPS effect" ? hehe. I doubt anyone watches movies diagonally anyway so it's a non issue this:))

One thing during video playback to note though, the IPS panel "twinkling" is noticeable if you look for it, otherwise you are too busy enjoying what you are watching.

I also played some HL2 and was equally impressed, blacks were black and dark areas were very dark (Ravenholm for example) just how they should be but not so dark that you can't see anything!

Pixel Mapping / Aspect ratios>

This worked perfectly, you do have to set it each time you load a low res game though but I don't play anything below native res so it's not an issue.

Picture in Picture>

I hooked up my DV camcorder to the Composite in socket to see what the quality was like and to test out PiP - Composite is ass quality compared to svideo but it showed PiP works well and just as you'd expect.

Backlight Bleed>

There is no visible backlight bleeding, the screen seems to be uniform throughout, perhaps the lower right area is a "little" darker than the rest of the screen space but you won't notice it unless you look for it.

Finally>

PICS!

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The Angry Bunny

Very nice. I wish I had one, but I'm stuck with my 1905fp.

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P.M.K

My 24" Dell is the best PC hardware I've bought.

Really nice LCD.

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gigatexel

I'm at the cusp of purchasing a 2007WFP. Have you played any other games on it, noticed any ghosting? I'm concerned about ghosting with its 16ms response time. Also not sure if my 1900xt can game at native resolution especially looking forward to games like Crysis.

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Sophism

i got one earlier this week with a new PC build. No Ghosting At ALL. I have played many games from bf2, half-life 2, Need for speed most wanted, doom3, far cry and others and so far no ghosting

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mrk

Crysis on a dx9 card? not gonna happen!

My 7800GS plays everything fine at native res and there is no ghosting in anything :) response time has little road on a good quality panel these days and Dells 16ms is more like 8ms

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CY:G

HAHHA, i love the Sam Fischer vrs Gordon wallpaper, can you share it, in 1920 * 1200 for my Dell 24 please :)

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MasterC

Good review and amazing pics (Y)

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andy2004

as a fellow 2007fpw owner your review is well written and does justice to the panel. I can confirm there is no ghosting at all as this panel is a s-ips panel and colour reproduction is near perfect to a crt. Im very happy with the monitor and if you do get one now they should be rev a02 which have the fixed firmware allthough in the rev a00 i could never see the banding problem.

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mrk

Dell are awesome !

Just a nice update :D

I got a Call from Dell just now on my mobile about the issue of the courier that dropped the box after getting it off the van onto the concrete - I emailed Dell yesterday about it and they responded back this morning asking me to tell them if anything was faulty - I replied back that everything was AOK (not a single scratch, box wasn't even damaged either) but it could have been much worse especially considering the value of the goods!

Well the lady called to say that they fully understand the situation and that they are going to contact their courier management to take it further. On top of this Dell are refunding me ?30 as compensation for any bad feelings about of the incident.

So, all in all, not only did I save ?50+ by buying from Dells online offer but also saved a further ?30.

2007WFP for ?272 = f.t.w++

Most [NOTE: I AM TOO STUPID TO SPELL THE WORD "DEFINITELY" CORRECTLY] will be using Dell monitors from now on around the home when the need for a new display comes:)p :)

Awesome customer service.

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raider360

Awesome price.

I got my Samsung 930BF in March for ~$400 USD :/

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Syphonic

Looks gorgeous! I miss my 20"...

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Night Prowler

I am waiting on my new 24 in Dell 2407FPW Ultrasharp? Flat Panel Monitor. I usually buy right, even if its expensive becuse it generally a long time between upgrades. I am finally replacing my 5 year old IIyama Vision Master Pro 450 which was top of the line back then.

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mrogers

I purchased a Dell 2007wfp to go with my 20" iMac last week and I agree with all points in your review. I have owned about seven 18"+ LCD monitors over the past few years, and this blows them all away. The brightness is fantastic (one of only THREE widescreen 20" LCDs available to the mass market with 800:1 contrast ratio and 300cd/m2 brightness) and the richness and accuracy of the colors is very pleasing. The casing looks pretty good to boot. Plus you get all those inputs!

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mrk

I agree! it's also the only TFT I have ever seen where teh default settings work flawlessly even for photo editing!

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LBraasch

question to you other 2007 owners. My 2005 got 'upgraded' by dell via warentee exchange, and the menu/selections are a little different than the 2005. One thing i noticed is that when hooked up via DVI, i do not have the ability to select the picture mode (1:1, 4:3, fill). On my 2005, i did have that option. Being as this is a refurbed monitor... is it supposed to be that way?

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mrk

question to you other 2007 owners. My 2005 got 'upgraded' by dell via warentee exchange, and the menu/selections are a little different than the 2005. One thing i noticed is that when hooked up via DVI, i do not have the ability to select the picture mode (1:1, 4:3, fill). On my 2005, i did have that option. Being as this is a refurbed monitor... is it supposed to be that way?

Yup with DVI you can only change the pixel mapping when a lower resolutin is use such as 1280x1024 for example!

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LBraasch

ah, i see. Cheers. Good to know my monitor isn't faulty.

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LBraasch

Another question. In your pictures, your display is made int he czeck republic. Mine is made in mexico. My build date was June 06, rev. a02. Any differences between the two? My 2005fpw was made in mexico as well...

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mrk

Another question. In your pictures, your display is made int he czeck republic. Mine is made in mexico. My build date was June 06, rev. a02. Any differences between the two? My 2005fpw was made in mexico as well...

I think that's a regional thing, perhaps US stock is made in mexico ?

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Arckon

@mrk

I just wanted to give a quick thanks for the nice review. You gave some nice information there, and the pics you took are great! You must have a really nice camera to take them with :)

I have been watching the market for LCD's, and have not yet bought one yet. The main reason is because earlier LCD's were very expensive and were not good for gaming. In the past year though, I have found that these monitors are getting much better and are now starting to be even better than some CRT's out there. I would like to purchase an LCD monitor at some point in the future, and have been leaning towards Dell's LCD's because of the great reviews they have been getting.

Could you give some more info about the OSD settings? I saw some mention about "PC Normal" and some other settings in the OSD. I would like to know more about these settings and if you don't mind, pleae post some more pics that would show how the colors, etc change when changing some of these settings. Also, does the monitor come with software for Windows to change more settings, or are those all in the OSD of the monitor itself?

One last thing (for now), could someone explain the difference between the FPW monitors and the WFP's?

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LBraasch

One last thing (for now), could someone explain the difference between the FPW monitors and the WFP's?

we're talking about the same thing. W stands for wide screen. FP stands for Flat Pannel. As for if it's wide flat pannel or flat pannel wide, i don't know. I just type them out for whatever i feel like typing. The monitor "info" tells me its wfp, but i think the older 2005 was fpw not wfp. i could be wrong though. I got fpw from somewhere...

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mrk

@mrk

I just wanted to give a quick thanks for the nice review. You gave some nice information there, and the pics you took are great! You must have a really nice camera to take them with :)

I have been watching the market for LCD's, and have not yet bought one yet. The main reason is because earlier LCD's were very expensive and were not good for gaming. In the past year though, I have found that these monitors are getting much better and are now starting to be even better than some CRT's out there. I would like to purchase an LCD monitor at some point in the future, and have been leaning towards Dell's LCD's because of the great reviews they have been getting.

Could you give some more info about the OSD settings? I saw some mention about "PC Normal" and some other settings in the OSD. I would like to know more about these settings and if you don't mind, pleae post some more pics that would show how the colors, etc change when changing some of these settings. Also, does the monitor come with software for Windows to change more settings, or are those all in the OSD of the monitor itself?

One last thing (for now), could someone explain the difference between the FPW monitors and the WFP's?

Hi, I can post pics of the OSD menuscreens when I get home from work tonight but to answer the other question, there is no software that comes with the lcd, there doesn't need to be any either :) - the pivot function works in conjunction with your gfx cards drivers and everything els eis done via the OSD.

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Emon

Awesome pics and superb review!

OT: How did you configure rainlender to show next month's calender?

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