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February 15, 2005 4:36:45 AM

<A HREF="http://www1.us.dell.com/content/topics/topic.aspx/globa..." target="_new"> Dell 24" 2405FPW LCD </A>

Hope it is not more than a grand...But it sure looks grand...

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February 15, 2005 5:06:27 AM

I just got the 2005fpw today and it feels like a behemoth. I can't imagine the 24"er.

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February 15, 2005 12:43:36 PM

Wow, nice monitor and NICE price. The Apple and Sony are at around $1900 at the moment. I like the looks of the Sony and Apple better but for that kind of price difference I'll take the DELL. I'd like to see a shootout of 23"+ LCD monitors (hint TOMS). But I know those are expensive and companies are probably not willing to lend them out.

Some time ago we asked TOMS to do a drawing of some sort so users could purchase tickets for hardware and then once reviewed they'd pull numbers or something. Doesn't that sound like a fun idea? Throw in $5 for the chance at a 24" LCD!

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February 15, 2005 2:21:33 PM

i second p05esto, i would love a shootout of larger monitors, i am saving up right now to get the one and would love a comparison
February 15, 2005 3:01:18 PM

Yeah that's a nice monitor... but

1. My 9800 Pro does nicely at 1680x1050
2. 24" might be a tad big
3. Even the 2005fpw was a bit expensive for me ($900 CAD)

Although full HDTV res would be nice... :p 

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February 15, 2005 11:39:26 PM

What kind of videocard would you need to run one of these well in games?

One reason I think a 24"er wouldn't be too big is imagine how awesome it would be in games like AOE. HL2 would be unreal.

Nonetheless, you could still get 2-2005fpw's for the same price, but if they do a 25% off the 2405fpw then it's pretty tempting.

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February 16, 2005 3:50:22 PM

Well I run my 9800 Pro at 1280x800 in HL2 just so I can get nice high framerates. The scaling isn't noticeable at all (I don't think HL2 has a 1680x1050 option out of the box... gotta do some manual configuration).

All other games run great at 1680x1050 though (I don't play doom3 as it sucks), so a next-gen card like the x800xt or 6800gt should do you fine at the higher res.

Funny thing is I haven't really seen very many widescreen gaming reviews out there.

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February 21, 2005 12:38:27 PM

Sorry for the post but I couldn't let this thred slip away. This 24" LCD with fast response times and all kinds of features and for only $1,100 is BIG news if you ask me. The higher priced and less featured competition from Sony and Apple better look out. I don't really like the design of the Dell LCDs but I'll get over it if the price is right.

If anyone sees any info/reviews out on the web for this LCD please post links here.

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February 22, 2005 1:41:04 AM

The second one of those 25% off coupons hits the internet I'm sure we'll see plenty of posts about it.

I think I posted a review above.

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March 11, 2005 12:03:53 AM

I just bought a 2405fpw for $860 + tax, free delivery. I should have it on Monday. If you want one at this price you have to call/email a rep directly. PM me if you want to know my rep. You could just try calling a random one, and asking for the deal. Some have even reported getting the monitor for $849. That's $11 saved to spend on beer, but I highly doubt it's worth the trouble.

Food for thought: This monitor has about 57% more screen real estate than my old 19"er. The 2005fpw only gains about 10%.

I'd still highly recommed the 2005fpw for those that don't want to spend this much. There was a deal yesterday for $487.

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March 11, 2005 12:27:06 PM

Yup, I got that $860 deal as well. I ordered on Wednesday and should be here on Monday too! Thank you RIO! :) 

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March 11, 2005 1:22:25 PM

Crap... These last two posts made me break the 10th commandment again.
Envy is a sin too so throw that one in as well.
March 15, 2005 12:59:22 AM

I got mine. So far it's pretty amazing. I'd recommend it. The price has gone up to $925 + tax from what I've read though as far as the promotional pricing through a rep.

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March 15, 2005 1:11:05 AM

I would not bat an eye if I needed to replace my mon... That is excellent and under a grand!!!!

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March 15, 2005 1:26:18 AM

I didn't have a very good 19" CRT to start with so it was time for an upgrade for me.

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March 15, 2005 5:01:43 PM

Mine just arrived yesterday while I was at work. The wife had it sitting at home and I almost left work early just to go play.

It's great! The type isn't as hard to read as I was worried about, games seem good (okay amazing), non-HD video looks okay but not great as it's streatched of course to fit the high-resolution. No dead pixels as far as I can see. But I'm not going to look too hard because once I find one it will always be jumping out at me....I'd rather stay oblivious.

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March 16, 2005 11:06:47 AM

You do not have to stretch out video, do you? Can you not fix it at 4:3 or whatever is native?

WHY NOT ME!!!!!! EVERYONE AND THEIR BROTHER ARE GETTING THESE! AAAAHHHHHRRRRRGGGGG!!!!!!

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March 16, 2005 4:24:16 PM

If the 4:3 TV signal is being stretched (must be I guess for normal TV) I can't notice it at all really. For regular cable connection like I said the picture is nothing special (kinda crappy really) but that's just how NTSC looks on HD sets. However, I downloaded some HD sample clips from the web and WOW, awesome! I'm thinking about seeing how I can get some off the air HD to display on there now. I must need some kind of receiver or something? Don't know yet.

For gaming (Nvidia 6600GT) there are driver settings so that I can center, display black bars or stectch to fit the whole screen which is a very nice feature. So if my game doesnt' support widescreen I can still play it with black bars on the sides and there's no streatching. The best of both worlds.

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March 16, 2005 4:30:29 PM

Sorry for the outburst, I'm not jealous really. [/fingers crossed]

There should way to watch video in non-stretched native format, with just black bars covering blank area.

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March 17, 2005 2:27:30 AM

I'm pretty sure you can. I still output everything to my TV since it's bigger.

For gaming, there is http://www.widescreengamingforum.com/forum/ where you can find solutions to make non-native widescreen games widescreen. For RON all I had to do was change a single number in one of the ini files.

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March 17, 2005 2:31:02 AM

Yup, it shows it in 4:3 with the bars on the side. I use VLC player.

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March 17, 2005 4:13:22 PM

If you've watching movies from your computer on the screen you can watch 4:3 with black bars. BUT if you just connect component inputs right from your external DVD/VHS player to the LCD itself and select COMPONENT input on the LCD then it stretches the signal. I don't see a way around that at the moment. But like mentioned above, from within the computer the video player/video card can offer more playback options. I just don't feel like turning on the computer everytime I want to watch TV so that's why I have mine set up that way. I really can hardly even notice the stretch.

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March 29, 2005 9:56:57 PM

Do you have any dead pixels? How is black displayed? I mean does the backlight illuminate through much when black is displayed?

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March 30, 2005 2:16:22 AM

This monitor is perfect by my standards. Black is pretty black. I had a 2005fpw with some backlight issues and you could easily identify them. This one seems to be as good as can be.

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WD740GD, WD2000JB, WD1200JB
ATI X800XL
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March 30, 2005 2:44:55 AM

Dead pixels, any at all?

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March 30, 2005 4:46:16 AM

Not a stuck or dead pixel at all. My first 2005fpw had about 4 dead pixels and 4 stuck pixels (in different colors) plus backlight issues. My second 2005fpw had no pixel problems and the backlight was fine but not as good as this monitor (it had some slight issue in the corners, but nothing worth complaining about). The 2405fpw is perfect.

<pre><font color=red>A64 3200+ Winchester
DFI Lan Party NF4 Ultra-D
1GB Corsair 4400C25PT
WD740GD, WD2000JB, WD1200JB
ATI X800XL
Dell 2405FPW</pre><p>
March 30, 2005 3:35:13 PM

I ended up using one of those dead pixel test programs myself. I couldn't find any dead pixels either. And I was really expecting a least a few on a screen this size. I don't notice any corner issues with mine....

I've had it a few weeks now and don't know how I lived without it. I LOVE the picture-in-picture where I can watch cable in the corner of the screen while working. There's so much space that the PIP doesn't get in the way at all. I now don't get a sore neck by twisting to watch TV in another part of the room. So that's my fav feature so far.

And I was wrong above about the aspect ratio. You CAN also set it in the OSD to stretch or maintain aspect ration when using other video inputs.

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March 30, 2005 9:20:43 PM

How do you keep your work area that organized? I was under the impression that crap had to be strowed everywhere :smile: Nice toilet :tongue: I liked the Citation the best it rocks! Was the 87 Grand AM the Turbo model? You actually have Bass in Wisconsin?

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March 30, 2005 10:09:05 PM

Wisconsin has indoor plumbing?!?

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March 31, 2005 2:10:08 PM

oh very funny.

You know a true computer geek would be anti-paper and live completely digital. At work I have nothing in my file drawers and just a monitor and keyboard on my desk.

Wisconsin has nice Bass and even indoor plumbing, yes, it's true. You should visit sometime.

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April 1, 2005 12:49:32 AM

The problem is getting to Wisconsin. Burro is still the only way of getting there right?

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August 25, 2005 8:20:39 PM

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