Got My 3007!! its huge ..PIcs

Discussion in 'Displays' started by jacuzz1, Feb 9, 2006.

  1. Dan_D

    Dan_D [H]ard as it Gets

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    It will be 95% of the time right now. I had to run on a single 8800GTX with mine for awhile because of the sound/SLI issues. Now that I've got a sound card that works, I've used the second 8800GTX to allow for obscene AA and AF levels.
     
  2. Kherozene

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    yeh i can't wait i ordered my dell 30" (in australia as i live there) yesterday and i scammed free express shipping that meant it comes next tuesday. BUT then dell rings me up today to say that it will be delivered tommorow!!! how awesome is that!

    is the dell 3007wfp i ordered possibly the 95% color gamut one?

    Will i be happy with it?:confused:

    can't wait!!
     
  3. Dan_D

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    I don't know if it will be or not. Even if it's not it is still a great monitor. The price also can't be beat on them.
     
  4. Tytalus

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    Regarding the gamut: I just searched this entire thread and didn't note any gamut changes in any posts--I suppose I can go do a quick search on the entire Displays forum, but it'll take forever to find it just putting in "gamut" and "3007". Any links to threads in here, or any comments about a gamut increase?

    I'm between going with the (semi-reasonable) BenQ 24" or getting this.... still on the fence because I have a LAN party coming up and I have to be able to transport my monitor--in the box--to Lousiana (from Illinois.) Not sure if the box will fit in my Monte Carlo. *SIGH*

    EDIT: Yep, did a quick search as I described above, came up with a few dozen threads that didn't seem to mention a gamut increase. Is he referencing the -HC version of the monitor with this increase?

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  5. Dan_D

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    The improved Dell 30" is the 3007WFP-HC. The regular one is simply the 3007WFP.
     
  6. Tytalus

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    Dan:

    That's what I thought--am I out of the loop, or aren't they selling this unit as a separate model? I was pretty confident they were going to price this separately, and I am also pretty confident there was a thread or two discussing this (along with blatant "we hate Dell' messages.)

    If they are just phasing them in with the existing 3007 line, this would somewhat encourage me to pursue Dell for my next monitor.... now if I can just find the box dimensions so I can calculate if it'll fit in my trunk or in my car.... *SIGH*

    Back to the Internet I go!

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  7. Kherozene

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    i just got mine set up, what is the difference between the HC version and this?
     
  8. Kherozene

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    box dimensions are: L 840mm (2' 9") x H 680mm (2' 3") x W 280mm (11")

    hope this helps
     
  9. weemies

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    from: http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/peripherals/dell-3007wfphc-lcd-gets-pumped-for-hp-showdown-214683.php
     
  10. Kherozene

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    all i can say so far is this monitor is sweet!!!
     
  11. Dan_D

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    It is a different model. That's why Dell was pricing the regular 3007WFP so agressively. They wanted to get rid of the existing stock of them to make room for the 3007WFP-HC. The newer model has 92% color gamut instead of 72% and is an 8ms response panel instead of 11%. It also sports higher contrast ratios and brightness than the older mode. Really the 3007WFP is an amazing monitor, and if you can get it cheap enough, I think it's a good alternative to the newer higher priced 3007WFP-HC. The color gamut doesn't matter to me, and the response time of the older model is good enough for games. I've never seen any ghosting or any problems using the 3007WFP.

    Some users have reported that they haven't been completely satisfied with the 3007WFP in regard to DVD playback. Though I have been.

    It's unfortunate that people can't go see them side by side with other high performance monitors and judge for themselves. Sadly in these cases you have to rely on word of mouth and what you read in reviews.

    In my opinion, all the 30" monitors that have come out so far all excellent. The 3007WFP is badass, the 3007WFP-HC should be great as well as it's a newer version of the older 3007WFP, and the Apple Cinema display kicks ass as well. The new HP 30" also gets pretty high marks. Unlike the other models the HP has multiple DVI inputs.
     
  12. gweminence

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    One is perfectly fine for everything I do. Overkill, even. But I don't play FPS's
     
  13. Tytalus

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    Even after all the great reviews for the 30" monitors I'm having some form of sticker shock from them. It's one of those "I have the money, but I can't justify it" situations.... it'll resolve itself out once I get closer to my LAN Party date (Feb. 9.)

    Still need to measure my trunk to see if it'll fit in there (I seriously doubt I could wedge the entire box in to my back seat [2 door] so the trunk is the only viable option [without the bowling ball in it].)

    From a purchasing stand-point what probably hurts me the most is I've NEVER seen a Dell 30". Nobody I know owns one, at the LAN parties I go to nobody has one and I've never been lucky enough to just "win" one so I can experience it for myself. I purchased my Viewsonic VX924 after a long LAN weekend lugging my CRT around, and I got it because it received fantastic reviews and was on sale at the time.

    I'm not sure why I'm stressing over price.... I'm getting $500 for my old PC and $100 for the VX924 (promised a buddy I'd help him, so a low price for him.) I would think that would offset nearly any decent monitor's price....... too many poor choices at the sizes I want, and too many good choices at the sizes that are "too large but too good to pass up"!!

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  14. Sgt_Strider

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    Is the 1280x800 mode actually usable for texts and daily use?
     
  15. RyanLucier

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    not really. looks very pixelated.. like 320x240 on a 14" CRT. Think dos gaming :)

    NVidia's drivers don't filter 1280x800 anymore.. so its pixelated.. but they used to. So if they re-enable filtering (hasn't been enabled in like 5 driver releases) it's *usable* but certainly not ideal.
     
  16. Dan_D

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    Well I own one, but I wouldn't take it to a LAN event. I've got other smaller LCD's I take to LAN events.

    Additionally, the 30" is fine for all types of uses, but the actual size of the text is comparable to other monitors of smaller sizes. Honestly there are times while working in Windows that I find the monitor to be on the border of being too large.

    On the other hand, it kicks ass for gaming.

    It's ok, but if you are going to go with that resolution because you can't see text at the monitors native resolution, you should consider a much smaller monitor.
     
  17. Tytalus

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    Well, I measured my trunk and the box will have about 2" of clearance on the top, assuming I lay the box flat and slide it in. I can still fit a suitcase in the trunk, too! ...but not much else. *SIGH*

    If I had a few more PC's at my place then I'd probably buy one of each--one for my primary rig and another for whatever secondary rig I have/get. Only NEEDING one monitor makes the decision just that much harder, and I'm running out of time (will need to allow no less than 1 week for shipping, probably closer to 10 days so I can set it up and test everything.)

    As for you saying it can feel "too large" sometimes, I can completely understand that--I have two 19" monitors here at work and, even with fine-tuning my mouse settings to get the best speed without overshooting my icons, it's still pretty freaking huge cross-monitor.

    I've never used 1600x1200--my monitor previous to this was a 19" Viewsonic CRT (one of their professional series) but the video card I had limited me to 1280x1024, before that was an OLD 19" CRT (retailed around $600 at Computer City in '98) that ran 1024x768. I'm used to 19" screens and I'm used to 1024x768 and 1280x1024 (or at work, 2560x1024.) Moving up to the top end will be a bit of a learning curve/adjustment for me.... I'll have to see what the best deal available is for the 30" Dell and figure out if it's right for me (duh.)

    I've noticed people mentioning the 15% off coupons available on eBay, but I did a search for "Dell Coupon" on eBay and only saw a lot of the Desktop 10% off (or maybe it was $100 off) coupons. Getting another 15% would make this decision pretty well a done deal, any suggestions?

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  18. Kherozene

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    if you call dell up you can ask for express shipping and they usually give it to you for free.
     
  19. J-Mag

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    That seems like a lame suggestion to me. A bigger monitor is always better for people with vision problems because you can just adjust the font size.
     
  20. vl_turbo

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    ** QUESTION **

    I know it's been asked 100 times, but can NVIDIA's 8800 GTX HANDLE THIS SCREEN?!

    And how old is this f**king thread, people say it's like 1 year old?!

    :) :confused: :eek: :mad: :rolleyes: :cool: :p ;) :D :eek: :(
     
  21. ozziegn

    ozziegn The man behind the curtain...

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    of course it can.
     
  22. Jasonx82

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    *patiently waiting for 3007wfp HC* :D :D
     
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    Does anyone have an idea when the HC will be released? I'm about to pull the trigger and buy the HP, but its so dam ugly :)
     
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    Is the HP LP3065 an IPS screen? (Trying to estimate it's input lag)
     
  25. Dan_D

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    You've got a point. I never think of adjusting the font size because it looks so odd to me.
     
  26. Dan_D

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    It was started in December or January of 2005/2006. So yes, the thread is a year old.

    The 8800GTX can in fact handle games at 2560x1600 with max eye candy. Though some games you'll have to tone down the AA and AF. But yes, a single 8800GTX does in fact handle the Dell 3007WFP fine.
     
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    Btw some applications and programs complain when you change the font sizes in windows. (Softimage XSI)

    Also the intel audio panel for their motherboards will not display its ui with the larger font setting in windows.
     
  28. heelix

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    Anyone paired this monitor up with a GeForce 8800GTS yet? Love to hear your comments if you have.
     
  29. Kherozene

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    i run mine with a x1950xtx and it runs sensationally, in everything, i have css at 2560x1600 with every setting on maximum (6x AA, 16x Anisotropic... etc) and framerate averages at about 130fps
     
  30. heelix

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    Pulled the trigger. Damn you all! (grin)
     
  31. ironforge

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    Does the 3007wfp still have uneven brightness as in the early reviews, or have they revised that?

    Currently I am using an ATI 1800XT 512mb.. think it can handle this monitor?
     
  32. Dan_D

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    Maybe it can in CS:S, but there are plenty of games that card would struggle in. Dark Messiah is one such game.

    I had two of them in Crossfire and they barely did the job. Granted it depends on the game.

    No I don't. I know a single X1950XTX has trouble with it and frankly doesn't offer good enough performance with some games on a 30" monitor. So I don't think that an X1800XT can do the job well enough.
     
  33. Kherozene

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    to manage over 4 milion pixels is a lot to ask for a single card
     
  34. Zorachus

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    I have the Apple 30" running with the 8800GTX in my sig, and WoW plays 2560x1600 with full options 4xMultisample smooth butter :D, Aslo play BetaField2142 at highest res 1940x? and 4xAA and it also plays nice, HalfLife2 2560x1600 6xAA/16xAF and runs like 100fps+, look's stunning
     
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    I had the X1800XT first wehn I bought my Apple 30" last year, and it played HalfLife2 2560x1600 4xAA, and it was pretty smooth, not as nice as my 8800GTX but playable. And WoW on the 1800XT could be played at 2560x1600 and looked so sweet but was just barley playable, some area's was perfect others got choppy, but 8800GTX plays whole game without thinking
     
  36. Dan_D

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    Yes, one 8800GTX is powerful enough to handle 2560x1600 in every game I can think of that's out right now except for possibly Oblivion.

    BTW the maximum supported resolution of Battlefield 2142 is 2048x1536.
     
  37. ballpoint

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    You can play BF2 at 2560 x 1600 by using this target in your shortcut:

    "C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\Battlefield 2\BF2.exe" +menu 1 +fullscreen 1 +szx 2560 +szy 1600

    Works like a charm for me.
     
  38. Dan_D

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    I've used that, and it does work, but it looks like crap because the FOV isn't adjusted. Your image is smashed and distorted. I'd rather have the black bars and not squish the image.
     
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    I would probably just run with the 1800xt until ATI's new card comes out.. then get whatever one is better between ati/nvidia.
     
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    ...................nuthin to report really. I just wanted to say wassup lol! :D
    Still enjoying my hp lp3065 no probs with it so far.
    And yes, I did promise pics. Perhaps this weekend. ;)