Just bought this monitor. Gotta get used to the glossy screen,but so far im impressed.
If there are any other FHD2400 users thinking of exchanging their LCD for the new Dell 2408WFP, I have some bad news. I just finished a chat with Dell and they told me that it will not be available at Best Buy.
I have no idea. Actually, the last time I went to BestBuy, they had very few monitors left in stock at all.
Guys, Just wanted to post my experience with the Gateway FHD2400. I have a FHD2400 prodcut id: 7010821r, mnfr date: Sep 2007. I really liked this LCD but now it suffers from severe BLB. At first I had none at all but now it has progressed to severe and continues to get worse. At some point I will try and get a replacement from Gateway but waiting for them to address the issue thru a product revision. Found this thread right after I bought it and had hoped I wouldnt suffer the BLB but..... I'm running settings brightness 77, contrast 55.
Is it possible that tightening the screws on the case could help the BLB?
Some have mentioned the Dell tape solution, but that entails ripping the monitor apart and putting electrical tape between the panel and the bezel, which will blow your warranty.
Is it possible with time that the screws are getting looser or that the screw posts are stretching.
I'm not talking about tightening them to the point of breakage, but checking looseness.
Not sure if this was suggested before (sorry if it was), but I thought I'd see if I could help, because otherwise this does sound like an incredible monitor with the plethora of inputs and wide-gamut panel, and it's a shame to see so many pizzed off people.
Hey MotherboyXXX from the day you got it till now is backlighting ok on yours?
Yep. I've always had all my inputs on 0, and to this day I cannot detect any of the BLB that is described on these (or other) forums. And I have used the monitor for many hours a day for months now.
I will make an attempt in the near future to take a picture and get it posted here. It will not be real soon though, as I am always busy with work during the day and grad school at night. But I will try and do it in the next week or so. Plus there shouldn't be too big a rush as there's really nothing to see anyway!
Hey, everyone, I haven't posted here in a while. I grew quite tired of the backlight bleed. It's just too much to forgive any longer. I took the monitor to Best Buy today and exchanged it for the HP w2408h. Certainly the w2408h is lacking the connectivity of the Gateway but then again, I've also gotten rid of all my consoles due to my waning interest. I've also been quite disappointed with the build quality of the monitor and the stand of the FHD2400 all along. The simple fact that the monitor cannot be mounted parallel to the front of the stand and that in portrait mode, the monitor is not level just shows poor quality. I also prefer having the speakers hidden inside the w2408h rather than external. I know if you are dead set on playing console games, the FHD2400 is probably the best choice.
FYI for those using the Best Buy Product Service Plan. Their policy on exchanges is that you exchange the monitor for one other monitor regardless of cost. They guarantee you that they will replace your monitor with another monitor that meets or exceeds your monitor on every account (contrast ratio, brightness, response time, etc.). Even if it costs more, you'll get it. The flip side is that if the replacement monitor costs less, you don't get refunded the difference as a store credit.
Just curious but what is Gateways response to the severe BLB issue?
Denial? Acknowlegment? Are they replacing the LCD's?
I spoke with them and they said they have not heard about the problem AT ALL... supposedly they "respond" to multiple complaints... but it sounds like they have heard it multiple times from the people on here at least...
They also denied that there was a back order, but Best Buy insisted that there was...
Finally jumped ship, huh? I assume you exchanged with BB using the PSP? Did they give you a hard time over your explanation (presumably, horrendous backlight bleed)?
How is the w2408 treating you? What are the scaling options on that guy?
He may have had a bad case of backlight bleed, which has been reported to reduce viewing angles.
New people should set their brightness to zero to avoid backlight bleed. Not proven to work yet, but there are early indications this works. New monitors only, it won't fix bleed that has already occurred. Don't worry, zero is not dim!