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Hardware HP LP2475w - 24in widescreen TFT review

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Lizard, 28 Jul 2009.

  1. Lizard

    Lizard @ Scan R&D

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  2. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    A very very nice monitor, it's actually on top of my list of monitors to consider, now that I have read the review I might just go out and buy it. Nice review guys.
     
  3. [PUNK] crompers

    [PUNK] crompers Dremedial

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    been waiting for this review for a while!

    I'm certainly looking into buying one of these, at first I was considering the (slightly cheaper) 2408WFP. But it looks like this blows the Dell out of the water and not for that much more.

    I like the styling, like the idea of a H-IPS (always had TN) and i like this review! still umming and ahhing over the price though.
     
  4. zr_ox

    zr_ox Whooolapoook

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    I'm another who is in the market for a new screen, the timing of this review is perfect.

    The styling is awesome, industrial rock's! There are no draw backs to buying this screen since it handles everything so well.

    Thanks BT
     
  5. Er-El

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    Does it have the latest DisplayPort 1.2 (as opposed to 1.1) standard ports?
     
  6. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    A beautiful monitor, nice simple design with good clean lines.

    My only criticism is that you should be using a CRT for definitive input lag, rather than using a "low" input lag TFT. Then again, apples to oranges really - if you use the same monitor for all measurements it won't make any difference.

    :D
     
  7. Xir

    Xir Well-Known Member

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    ...More than twice is not "stretching a little further" nor is it just a tad more

    Anyone knows a 24"er that's maybe not perfect but okay for a budget?
     
  8. roughrider

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    I bought this (I think, since of course it is posible I have the S-IPS) 28 days ago. I am extremely impressed. I have read reviewers of screens (usually TV's) saying a picture looks more '3D' - well for the first time I understand what they mean, since it can be so clear, looking a at good photo (or Crysis - which is pretty much all I have done with it) it is just a bit more like seeing the actual thing you are looking at the picture of.

    For comparison I also have an 8th gen Pioneer Kuro (basically best TV ever) and although it is a bit apples & oranges the HP screen has it by a league.

    I bought online from HP - I had to say I was a 'business customer' they do not sell direct to retail and I think I may not have full regular consumer protection (certainly there was quite a bit of T&C to get past).

    I'm guessing mine is H-IPS since it is so good, and it was only ordered in June. But - I did get it the next day (i.e. it was in stock), there were hardly any available anywhere else in the country though, so either retailers don't stock it as it doesn't sell fast - or it sells so well it is hard to get hold of. I will be examining the edges of my black text on a white screen very carefully for rainbows...
     
  9. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Xir:
    Samsung SM2443BW is a pretty nice monitor - it's a TN panel but a nice clean panel from a similar school as the HP reviewed here.
     
  10. Xtrafresh

    Xtrafresh It never hurts to help

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    Great screen, glad to see these kind of things are still being made... Maybe one day i'll have budget for one more :D

    A little heads-up though, you don't seem to be adhering to your own score guide, as this only scored a 9 (rounded up) and the guide stipulates a 10 is needed to get excellence. ;)
     
  11. antaresIII

    antaresIII tephigram

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    I have it (decision thanks to tftcentral.co.uk; HIGH prof. review) and I must say that you're not going to pose your eyes on an inferior panel tech after this one. The only thing that I miss: it takes ages for the monitor to display the signal after being turned on with the PC runing (it even writes no signal, goes to sleep and then finally displays); when I don't work with my PC I turn the monitor off leaving the PC running (and this many times).
     
  12. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    One of my favourite display review sites out there - the trouble is they're not big enough to do many reviews atm.
     
  13. Bauul

    Bauul Sir Bongaminge

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    I've known the awards go to products outside of the required score. It's often to do with relativity: it IS an excellent monitor, but it's not quite 10/10 (still some input lag, high price etc.).

    Ninja edit: Bit-Tech actually state they do this in the score guide:

    On topic though: looks really lovely. It's nice to see companies produce simple products that just work well as opposed to crappy ones with stupid suedo-technologies that don't add anything to the product.
     
  14. Seraphim Works

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    Oddness that there's no mention of the component in connection on the spec list.
    How does it cope with 16:9 content over the component and s-video, does it keep it at the correct aspect ratio, or stretch it like my Samsung 215TW?
     
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    I bought the early revision a little less than a year ago, after all...

    :p

    the wide gamut of the original still bites the eyes on the odd occasions and in common with all LCDs the contrast simply cannot compare with my old CRT. That said I've not seen another LCD I'd swap it for, add in 3 year HP Business warranty and an extra 2 years for £15 and it becomes a no brainer imo.

    What is the colour gamut of the new revision btw ?
    How does it perform in sRGB mode ?
    ClearType was a bit of a problem with the original, when evaluating text quality did you have ClearType enabled ? I'm curious as ClearType always leaves a coloured fringe, that's how it works.
     
  16. StephenK

    StephenK Sneak 'em Upper

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    Looks like it deserved it's place in the What Hardware Should I Buy section then. Thanks for the review guys, now I just have to squirrel away the money for one :)
     
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    There's also a composite input shown in the picture on the second page, but I don't see the D-Sub. I'm curious what 16:9 content you'd be sending over s-video - I thought sources that had s-video output but not component would be 4:3.
     
  18. Combatus

    Combatus Bit-tech Modding + hardware reviews Staff Super Moderator

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    Well spotted, it doesn't have a D-SUB. Looks like we imagined it having one!
     
  19. thEcat

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    D-SUB

    The original shipped with a special D-SUB to DVI cable, basically just a breakout cable for the analogue signals.
     
  20. knuck

    knuck Hate your face

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    must....not... troll...

    monitor...only...60hz

    I gave a mission to myself ; to spread the word or how superior 120hz LCDs are :D
     
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