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    Don't Use Your iPad As A Camera

    I kind of like using the iPad as a camera. What other camera has live-view on a large, high-quality 3 megapixel screen? That said, I don't use it much as a camera, and I don't have a cell phone as an alternative.
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    Eizo introduces a 36.4” 4K2K Monitor in Japan

    A single sheet of 8.5X11 paper at 300 DPI is just about the same resolution as a 4k monitor. Most people can handle more than one sheet of paper on a desk. With current apps, it may be pointless, but I think there is a long way to go before added resolution is pointless
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    Breaking NEWS! Apple Removes The Home Button

    It's not just about having the newest tech, it's about the implementation. Apple would rather leave out a function than have an underperforming function.
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    Asus GTX460 1GB Overclocked Edition With DirectCU Cooler $210

    WOW! 20% cooler! So it runs at about 6° C ! Oh, I suppose they mean that the number before the ° is 20% smaller.
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    ~$1500 gaming build

    Correct. Also, the first combo deal in that post is no longer available, though I guess the price on them is still reasonable to buy separately?
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    ~$1500 gaming build

    1) What will you be doing with this PC? Gaming? Photoshop? Web browsing? etc Mostly gaming, web browsing and some Photoshop and other graphics programs. I like the CUDA capabilities of the NVIDIA cards. 2) What's your budget? Are tax and shipping included? $1500, very flexible, but I'd like...
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    Dell U2311H

    The 2405FPW is the first and worst LCD I've had. I don't think I could stand it for video use, due to the crushed blacks and colored ghosting. I'd personally rather have a TN. I've used several Dell and other brand IPS monitors, and I'd recommend any of them over the 2405FPW.
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    Holy crap, it worked! Dead video card, resurrected!

    My 8800GTS died today. It would not display anything at boot. I searched to see if anyone else had this problem, and found out about the baking thing. I removed the heatsink/fan, baked the card top-side up at 385° for 9 minutes. 40 minutes later, I put it back together and back into my...
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    IPS vs TN

    PVA's crush blacks, but calibration can compensate for it when viewing straight on. If you look at an PVA monitor from an off-axis angle, you can see the dark grays/blacks that are crushed when viewed from straight on. On smaller devices like the iPhone and PSP, the close viewing distance...
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    LED + IPS?

    Maybe it is the layer above the LCD and not the one behind it that is bothering you? A lot of LED LCD displays are glossy, while most IPS displays have a grainy coating on them. I'm not too bothered by the grainy coating, but a lot of people are. The laptop I use has glossy coating, so...
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    120hz Lag Testing... Test

    Don't think about it too hard. Plasma screens update all at once. They do seem to have issues with the blue phosphors being faster, though. The Prad tool would be more useful if it changed columns for for the numbers every 10ms.
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    Dell 3008FWP for under $$1500!!!

    Edit: didn't see that the seller was eBay
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    The best 23", 24" and 25-27" monitor currently out for $399 or less

    Haha... not subjective.... If that were true, there would be a sticky at the top of this forum listing the best monitor for each price range. Each attribute can be objectively measured, but no one monitor is the best in every single category. What attributes you value the most is subjective...
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    Dual 24" vs Single 30"

    A lot of monitor lines have gotten worse over the past couple of years. I have the 3007-HC, but I'd rather have the non-HC version. I've mostly gotten used to the weird colors, though. I have a 20" 1200x1600 by a 30" 2560x1600. I wish the 20" was actually 3:4, instead of 4:3 in portrait...
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    3D monitor or not? That is the question.

    Shutter glasses should give a better quality picture. In the case of the iZ3D, it is practically free to get more polarized glasses for additional viewers. I think this is the only reason most modern movie theaters use polarized glasses instead of shutter glasses. Movie theaters use circular...
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    3D monitor or not? That is the question.

    You may want to try the anaglyph method first to see how well the games you play support 3D. I tried Half-Life 2 ep2 with my drivers set to anaglyph mode, and water wasn't rendered correctly, at any quality setting. (the NVidia drivers recently added this, it may not be on ATI cards)
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    3007WFP-HC issue

    When you use a lower resolution, the cause of the flicker is still there, but the pattern doesn't line up exactly right with the pixels. The flickering of the test pattern isn't really a problem, as you'll likely never run into a pattern like that in real use, it just helps to diagnose the...
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    Which Panel Lottery to Play? HP LP2065 or DELL UltraSharp 2007FP?

    20 months ago, I paid $339 for a 2007WFP. ~$300 sounds reasonable for a new 22" IPS It's just that 1680x1050 IPS hasn't been available for a year or so.
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    3007WFP-HC issue

    My refurb didn't come with a cable. I tried the cable that I use for my 20" 1600*1200 screen. The cable was ordered directly from Hong Kong. While it worked perfectly with the 20", it caused the brightly colored subpixels in dark areas when connected to the 3007. After finally convincing...
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    Which Panel Lottery to Play? HP LP2065 or DELL UltraSharp 2007FP?

    It is my understanding that the Pixel mapping issue is only relevant if you're going to be using your moniter with something besides a computer. 1280*720 is the only HD resolution it would suppoprt at 1:1 anyway, and that would make the video area quite small
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    Which Panel Lottery to Play? HP LP2065 or DELL UltraSharp 2007FP?

    Dell has a 22" 16:10 ips coming out soon. 2209wa. It'll probably be priced in the low $300 range The UltraSharp 2007FP seems expensive when you can get a refurbished 3007WFP for $200 more.
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    Rundown: The 30" crowd. Any new players?

    Heck, it's worse than that. There's been incremental downgrading for a year or two.
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    Dell Outlet - 3007WFP-HC for $749

    It doesn't work with consoles. It will only accept a signal from your computer video card.
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    Looking for a specific size of 4:3 LCD Monitor...

    I'd advise against using a TN in portrait mode. TN monitors have decent horizontal view angles, but their vertical viewing angles are horrible.
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    3007WFP-HC issue

    My 3 most recent monitor purchases (all refurbs) have had this problem. The pixels on LCD monitors switch polarity at 30hz. If they all changed at the same time, the whole screen would flicker. To hide the flicker, half the pixels are changed at a time, in a pattern like a checkerboard. If...
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    Steam - 10-90% off everything

    You can try many of the other 6 environments available in Trackmania United by downloading the demos for the older Trackmania games. Trackmania Trackmania Sunrise Trackmania Sunrise Extreme
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    Steam - 10-90% off everything

    The car in the free version is the easiest to control. I've been playing it since it came out. I don't really like any of the 6 extra environments in the pay version. There are many tracks that can't be finished if you make even a small mistake. Even if you make it past one hard area after...
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    So I am listening to you all...Dell 3007 on way

    Minimal input lag, less than a frame. The 3008 has lag, though.
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    Dell Outlet - 3007WFP-HC for $749

    I got my coupon at e-junkie. The coupon was free when I got mine, but it is 3.99 now, as quantities are lower. "DELL HOME OUTLET Coupon 15% OFF LCD Monitor"
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    You choose: 2408WFP vs FP241VW vs LP2475w

    Out of that list, I'd get the HP. But I got the refurbished Dell 3007WFP-HC, because it is bigger for about the same price as the HP. A TN would be fine for Gaming and web browsing. IPS is the only good choice for editing photos. I don't like using MVA at all.
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    Is this a quality 24" monitor? Could I do better?

    I would recommend a refurbished 3007wfp-hc, as it is bigger, less expensive, and higher quality. Unfortunately it doesn't work with consoles, though you could get a less expensive TN panel for that.
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    Dell Outlet - 3007WFP-HC for $749

    Maybe the packages with no cables were meant to be sent as replacements? My 3007 didn't come with any cables. I called, and the rep said it shouldn't come with cables. I called back the next day and a rep overnighted them to me for free. Every other refurb monitor on Dell's website says...
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    Dell Outlet - 3007WFP-HC for $749

    I used a generic 3007WFP-HC profile before calibrating it with hardware. I think the generic profile is fine as long as you don't need it for previewing for print and such. Some video overlay still has gamut issues (skin color is off). The backlight is a bit uneven. The most annoying...
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    Looking for 20inch 1600x1200 non-TN monitor for gaming

    Your 2001FP is either a S-IPS or a PVA. Panel type has nothing to do with how vivid or dull or saturated or washed out the image is. It is mostly just about how the image reacts to changes in viewing angles. For gaming, I actually prefer TN to PVA.
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    0 Inout Lag?

    I made a lag tester for my personal use, it is more accurate than other timers I've seen, because it takes into account the top to bottom refresh of a screen, and also the response time, so you could see exactly when a pixel started to switch. LCDs refresh from top to bottom, just like CRTs...
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    24" LED backlit NON-TN for under a grand?

    You don't need LED to avoid BLB. The Apple Cinema Display is the only non-TN LED under $2000 I know of, unless there is a VA panel I haven't heard of. I'll only use IPS. I don't even know if LED will necessarily eliminate the possibility for BLB.
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    DreamColor disappointment: IT DITHERS!

    Are all LED displays going to have some flicker(at a human perceptible rate)? How about OLED screens? I've only seen small OLED screens, and they all flicker. Right now, I'm just as annoyed by pixel-walk. My last three monitors have a significant amount, and my understanding of it is that a...
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    26" + for photoshop and pc/xbox360 gaming

    Sorry, I didn't mean to imply that the reviewer said anything about cursor movement. I just added that as my own observation. 3 frames is 3 frames, no matter who is using it. I have done tests on lag, and even video cards vary in the amount of lag they add. Heck, one port on my video...
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    26" + for photoshop and pc/xbox360 gaming

    Mike: "Lag" is how long it takes before a pixel starts to change, and "response time" is how long it takes to change once the change has started. Response time specifications tend to be unreliable because there are several ways to measure it. White to Black, or Black to White? How close to...