Published on 23rd June 2006 by
Originally Posted by gpw111so whats better then - a 2407 or a SyncMaster 244T??
I'm kinda thinkin of splashin out on a 24in widescreen. I must confess that the issues with the dell seem to have been resolved now and it does look a lot nicer than the samsung. So would the dell be the best choice?
Originally Posted by RTTI have two A01s and the problem is almost not a problem in this revision - it's so, so, so minor. I'm really picky about issues like these and I'm not contemplating exchanging these at all.
As the article says - if you don't live in photoshop you have nothing to worry about (and less so with A01 and beyond).
Originally Posted by the original articleYou can find the panel revision in the factory firmware, the screen revision is on a sticker on the back of the monitor next to the power connector. The LTM240ML2 panel we have here and the LTM240L2 that is used in the A01 and A02 revisions of the 2407WFP are reasonably problem free, based on our own experiences with the screen and a number of customer reports on the popular Widescreen Gaming Forum. If you decide to purchase the 2407WFP, make sure your monitor isn't an A00 revision with the LTM240M2 panel.
Originally Posted by EQCJust a question: is there a way when ordering the monitor to make sure you end up with a newer monitor/panel revision?
Originally Posted by FirehedJADS - there's no HDMI support. HDCP, yes, but no HDMI (the former being a protection protocol, the latter is a physical connector type, basically DVI+coax audio in a thin little plug). The only digital input on the display is the DVI.
Originally Posted by JADSI really should read reviews properly ;) The new Benq 24" features an HDMI socket so I assumed that the new Dell would to, but DVI with HDCP? Well at least it is compatible with HDMI , but you'll have some oddities with HDMI colour palettes.
Out of interest why has no one developed true widescreen TFTs yet? If you think about it the current standard 16:9 is mainly due to limitations of CRT technology, but LCDs can be manufactured in any shape. A true widescreen display would be in 2.39:1 format and thus able to display the majority of films full sceen as opposed to a tiny thin strip in the centre of the screen ;)
Originally Posted by Firehed16:10 is very near a golden section, and thus tends to be aesthetically pleasing. Also, a good number of movies are in 1.85:1, though I'd say the majority are 2.35:1. Yes, a widerscreen TFT would be great for watching movies, but having excessive width relative to the height doesn't make for a great user experience on a computer display. In any case, the bars on a 2.35 movie played on a 16:9 or 16:10 display aren't that big, and you gain several inches of effective fullscreen size.
That, and 16:9 is the widescreen standard AR for both 720p and 1080p. The small amount of added height on computer displays is just a bonus. We've got a widescreen CRT TV, and as it is, all of our cable channels are in fullscreen so you'd have an enourmous amount of wasted space for SD material, and unless TVs auto-sense the source and zoom/crop appropriately (ours certainly doesn't), there's no point making things wider than it needs to be for normal viewing material.
Originally Posted by konstaJust wanted to point out a small error in the review. I'm using a 244t at this instant, and I can assure you that it does have usb ports. The only issue is that they are side mounted, as is the uplink to them.
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