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Displays Dell 2407WFP

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Fod, 15 Jul 2007.

  1. Fod

    Fod what is the cheesecake?

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    There is conflicting information on this, so I thought i'd ask here, hopefully someone knows for sure.

    is the dell 2407WFP panel a true colour, 16.7million colour, 8-bit monitor?

    some people say it's 6-bit and uses dithering, others that it has a 8-bit panel but only has 6-bit electronics, others say it's properly 8-bit.

    I am going to be using it for photo editing (yes i know CRTs have better colour, but that's not really an option - i am not a pro but colour accuracy does matter to me) so this is actually important.

    Please, no gamers or general usage guys posting "i have it and it's fine, the response time is awesome" - i know it's 'fine' and i simply don't care about response time - i simply have to know: does it, or does it not, use dithering?

    Thanks.
     
  2. cosmic

    cosmic New Member

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    Your question may now be a little outdated because Dell are replacing that monitor with a new version, not seen detailed specs but expect it to be better than 8-bit at the same list price as the existing screen. Hence why there are so many bargains for the old screen. Specs include
    from the inquirer and other sites
    http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=40630
     
  3. Tomm

    Tomm I also ride trials :¬)

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  4. Firehed

    Firehed Why not? I own a domain to match.

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    I can't say for sure, but I'd suggest drawing a black-to-white gradient in photoshop and see if you can notice it at all at 100% zoom. I've noticed it on my MBP screen where it doesn't show at all on either of my Dell displays (05 models), and as someone was filing a suit against Apple over the issue, I think it's pretty safe to assume that the MBP panel indeed uses 6 bit color and dithering.

    I was under the impression that the early 07 models may have used dithering, or at least looked as such: http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/2006/06/23/Dell_Ultrasharp_2407WFP_monito/3
     
  5. Fod

    Fod what is the cheesecake?

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    ok it seems fairly conclusive that it's an 8bit panel. that's reassuring. i am leaning towards this because there are some awesome deals on it from dell at the moment so i think i might splurge.
     
  6. RTT

    RTT #parp

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    Splurge away. Best PC related purchase you can ever make is an awesome display, or even better, set of displays :D
     
  7. Fod

    Fod what is the cheesecake?

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    i use a pair of Senny HD595s for most of my audio related stuffs. will probably get a USB DAC for my PC, although at the mo i use my hi-fi and CD/iPod for music :D

    (for anyone interested: dell value code D07C12 - remove the warranty and add the 24" panel; athlon X2 PC with 1Gb RAM for £525.)
     
  8. RTT

    RTT #parp

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  9. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Wow, that's a good deal Fod, nice. :)

    [edit] RTT has too much moneys, it makes me sad... :(
     
  10. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    RTT didn't pay for them.
     
  11. RTT

    RTT #parp

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    Yes i did, the price at the moment makes me feel ill :(
     
  12. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    And so it should! Nice setup though, we're all jealous. :p
     
  13. sinizterguy

    sinizterguy Dark & Sinizter

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    Is that 2 x 2407 or 2 x 3007 ?
     
  14. RTT

    RTT #parp

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    2407s - in keeping with the thread topic :D ;)

    At the time (May 2006) the 30"ers were well over twice the cost of a 2407 quid a piece and i'd have also had to get a dual-dual link DVI card. I quite fancy a 3rd 2407 if i'm honest... my desk is big enough to take 3 :D
     
  15. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    That would be a pimpin' setup, but could you actually use the space?
     
  16. RTT

    RTT #parp

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    Easily. It isn't even remotely hard to run out of space on only two lots of 1920x1200 :D You almost can't get enough real estate when programming. If/when 3007's ever get down to 400-500-600 quid, i'll splurge again :yawn:
     
  17. Fod

    Fod what is the cheesecake?

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    ahem.
     
  18. RTT

    RTT #parp

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    Refurb? If so... no thanks :(
     
  19. Firehed

    Firehed Why not? I own a domain to match.

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    I'm jealous just for the desk.

    But it would be way too expensive for me. I could afford the monitors easily enough (I already have one 2405 which I'd just stuff in the middle so it's symmetrical), but the $2500 I'd need to drop on the minimum Mac Pro to run that wouldn't go down as easily when added on top. Not to mention the cost of the bigger desk.
     
  20. Hamish

    Hamish New Member

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    thats a nice setup, you even get extra points for awesome keyboard ;) :p
     
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