WTB Quality 30" gaming lcd

Discussion in 'Displays' started by DeadByDawn, Jul 22, 2009.

  1. DeadByDawn

    DeadByDawn Limp Gawd

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    I currently have a Planar 26" and love it. It has the right amount of lag, great color and fantastic picture.

    What woudl be the equivelant to this in 30"?

    I have only seen the HP. and was not impressed at all.
    Its like the pixels had a crystalike/frost factor that was distracting.

    If i could find a 30" as good as my planar, i would consider making the jump.
    I know a lot of folks have the dell, but i here so many mixed reviews.

    (please refrain from the steep vid card requirements flaming)
     
  2. x3sphere

    x3sphere 2[H]4U

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    For low input lag, the 3007WFP-HC or the HP are your best bets. As far as I know, the crystaline or sparkle effect you are referring to is a trait that all S-IPS panels in the 30" realm carry to some degree, due to the anti-glare coating that LG puts on. Some notice it, some don't. If I look for it, it's noticeable, but it doesn't really bother me.
     
  3. Sherloc

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    You should mos def jump on a 3007wfp-hc from dell's factory outlet. It's gonna run you $800 refurbished and is backed by Dell's warranty which isn't shabby. Best part is, if you don't like the monitor you recieve you can send it back for a diff one : D!!!

    You can navigate to the 3007wfp-hc sales part from this link, it's the second most drop-down for the 3007's.

    http://outlet.us.dell.com/ARBOnline...line/en/InventorySearch?c=us&cs=22&l=en&s=dfh

    P.S. They're all sold out right now, so you may have to wait for restock.
     
  4. Vega

    Vega [H]ardness Supreme

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    I have tried almost all 30" LCD's. If you are going to just use it as a computer gaming monitor, then the LG W3000H is the best.

    Low input lag (no scalar), best IPS panel (Q5), mine has no back light bleed, no dead/stuck pixels, feels quality, no strange colors/crystal effect.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824005115
     
  5. curtisfong

    curtisfong Limp Gawd

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    3007 refurb from dell. Mine was $6xx (with coupons), I think it's $700-$800 w/o coupons or other discounts. 3 year warranty, mine appeared to be brand new, can't beat it for the money. IPS, no scalar (very low input lag)
     
  6. Ihmemies

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    LG W3000H probably has low input lag too since it doesn't offer any features except brightness adjustment.

    I've been using mine for five months but I haven't measured the input lag since it doesn't seem to be a problem.
     
  7. Mastakill

    Mastakill Limp Gawd

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    does this dell outlet shop exist for EU as well?
    or are all EU refurbs thrown away?
     
  8. DeadByDawn

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    Can someone who really understands lcds, compare the specs of the

    1) Dell 3007
    http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/products/Monitors/productdetail.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=dhs&cs=19&sku=222-7175

    2) Dell 3008
    http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/products/Monitors/productdetail.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=dhs&cs=19&sku=223-4890

    3) The LG
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824005115


    4) and how do these compare to my 26" planar for gaming and color quality
    http://www.planar.com/products/flatpanel_monitors/px_flatpanel/px2611w.cfm


    I want to understand what i will be loosing going to a 30" from my Planar 26"

    I care most about:
    1) quality and color
    2) Ability to play FPS games at least as good as my Planar 26"

    I dont care about:
    1) inputs like HDMI
    2) ability to watch videos
    3) ports
    4) price (to an extent)


    thanks in advance
     
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  9. Vega

    Vega [H]ardness Supreme

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    The Dell 3007 is a good screen, uses the lower color gamut (if you like that)/lower contrast ratio Q3 panel and it can be had cheaper then the others.

    The Dell 3008 and the LG use the same Q5 panel so the color gamut and contrast ratio are the same. The Dell uses a scalar which introduces input lag, the LG does not.

    Going from the 26" Planar to the 30" LG you will lose nothing and gain a wider color gamut if you prefer that and a higher contrast ratio.
     
  10. Arkangyl

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    For what you're looking for, the Dell 3007 and LG are your best choices

    Dell 3008 has input lag because of its scalar, and it costs more
     
  11. DeadByDawn

    DeadByDawn Limp Gawd

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    Thanks.
    I like the sound of the LG. Now i just need to see one in person. anybody want to send me theres :)
    Wish there was a way to try before you buy.
     
  12. edifyingkarma

    edifyingkarma [H]ard|Gawd

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    hmm, that LG does look pretty promising
     
  13. yang88she

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    dell 3007 wfp hc gets my vote =D
     
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    There are Euro Dell outlet shops as well. Just visit the Dell site for the country in question.
     
  15. hhara

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    I vote 3008wfp

    More inputs then 3007
    Better looking then 3007
    I cannot notice the difference between 50 ms input lag and 5 ms input lag in FPS games
     
  16. Mr. Wolf

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    This + the 3008's better panel.
     
  17. tungt88

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    Supposedly the newer versions of the 3008 have lower lag rates than the older versions. Personally, unless you really need or like 2560x1600, I don't think you should make the jump. Your Planar is quite the gaming monitor as it is and imo, there is no real direct equivalent in the 30" section as of yet. The Dell 3007WFP-HC and newer versions of the 3008, as well as the LG, are decent choices though, as is the NEC LCD3090wuxi (which is not really built for gaming with it's fairly high lag, unfortunately).
     
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  18. Snugg

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    I went from the 2408WFP to some decent Acer 24" with a TN panel, and the TN was amazingly faster (even the mouse movements felt more precise). I am also in the market for a 30" IPS but don't want the hassle of major input lag.

    I know the 2408 is a S-PVA panel and IPS's are *better* but is there a noticable difference between an IPS and PVA or an IPS and TN when dealing with input lag? I was looking between the 3007 and 3008.
     
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  19. Brahmzy

    Brahmzy [H]ardness Supreme

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    Once you go 2560x1600, you'll never go back. It's just amazing. Not just for gaming either. Completely changes how you use your computer.

    I highly recommend it.
     
  20. zmjone2992

    zmjone2992 [H]ard|Gawd

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    what is the difference between the 3007 and the hc version?
     
  21. Hurin

    Hurin 2[H]4U

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    Thinking of making the jump to 30". . .

    Can't seem to find any sellers of the LG 30" other than Newegg. And I'd hate to be stuck with a $1000+ unit with dead pixels.

    I've seen (from time to time) people refer to sellers that guarantee no dead pixels (perhaps for a small additional fee). Anyone know where else I can get the LG, ideally from such a place?

    Finally, does Dell take back their 3007 models for any reason (including stuck pixels)?

    Thanks!

    H
     
  22. Brahmzy

    Brahmzy [H]ardness Supreme

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    It is rumored that NewEgg will offer a return policy for dead pixels (like $15), if you call customer service before you order and they make the notation in your account.
     
  23. Vega

    Vega [H]ardness Supreme

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    I was a little worried about ordering the LG from Newegg. Luckily my LG came in with no problems. It's the luck of the draw...
     
  24. x3sphere

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    Yes - within the first 21 days or so you can exchange it for a new one no questions asked. Also they have a zero dead pixel policy. Dell is very good on returns in my experience.