I'm in the market for a nice 16:10 monitor, and the ZR24w looks like a real winner from what I've gathered. My only concern is that the consensus seems to be that the ideal settings for this monitor place BRIGHTNESS down to almost zero in order to get better black levels.
Wouldn't this make the monitor too dim?
it actually dies down after a while. ive got 900hrs on this monitor and upped the brightness to 50.
Is the ZR24w good for gaming? Has anyone experienced significant ghosting/lag?
Interesting. I was actually considering trying one of these until I read so many users posting that it's just crazy-bright,and 0 brightness is a very common setting for them.
I have major issues with eyestrain from overly bright monitors. I wonder, when you mention it dies down, did you maybe just get comfortable with the brightness and were able to eventually raise it, or is it definitely noticeably dimmed after 900 hours ?
When it comes to ghosting, input lag and motion blur, everyone has different opinions about what's acceptable and what isn't. I didn't like the motion blur at all, as even my Benq 19" FP91G+ which is a 5 year old monitor is much better at handling motion than the HPZR24W, even though it has a higher response rate of 8ms. I returned mine and now I'm using my friends Dell CRT E770. I can't believe how smooth Pes 6 is compared to the blur fest that I experienced when playing it on the HP ZR24W.
If you're after a games monitor, maybe you should wait for the new 120hz Asus LCD's which are due out sometime soon.
Was trying to decide between this and the U2410.
Still not 100% sure but I'm leaning towards the U2410.
While I don't need the scaling for ps3/xbox a lot, I do want it there since I WILL use it some time or another.
Also all the talk of dead pixels...bleh.
Not saying the dells perfect either. Apparently there's tinting issues with some of them and they aren't so big on taking returns for it anymore.
Well I have had my ZR24w for a week now and overall I am satisfied. I did end up with one dead/stuck pixel, but it's really tiny and I don't notice it. My other gripe with it is the viewing angle, being that it is advertised as 178 deg, I expected that they meant that it maintains it's image quality out to that angle. Anything past about 35 deg off center horizontally and it starts to get washed out. Don't get me wrong, you can still make everything out clearly, it's just not quite what I was hoping for after coming over from a CRT.
On the positive side, the colors are satisfyingly vivid, much better than most of the LCDs I have used (mostly TNs). When viewed directly there is even consistency, very little gradient from left to right or top to bottom. I have also been playing a fair amount of games on it (BF2, CS Source, GTA 4, etc), and haven't noticed much ghosting, it happens very rarely. Video also looks good.
It is fairly well built, and I was impressed by the range of the adjustments. Overall, even given the dead pixel, I would buy another one.
To my dismay, when I turned it on, it displayed for two seconds and then became blank. If I turn it on and off, the same thing, only display for two seconds then became blank. The LED is still on.