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The official Dell Ultrasharp 2408WFP Thread

Discussion in 'Monitors' started by dan^uk, Feb 15, 2008.

  1. TALON1973

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    Location: llanelli , south wales

    are you talking abot a sound that happens when moving over an option with mouse/changing web pages ?

    if so i didnt realise that wa a fualt .. thought it was a function drives me bloddy nuts
     
  2. QuantumXP

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    Just took delivery of my screen last night (it was an A01), all appears well. Looks fantastic next to my 2407 A04.
     
  3. eggcup

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    Location: Bournemouth, Dorset

    could some people with an a01 do something for me, fill the screen with this http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i151/eggcup_1999/forum.jpg and then take a picture of your screen with the light off??? cause i just got my replacement monitor today and it has exactly the same problem as my first one. shown below. Its not backlight bleed cause when i fill the screen up with black its perfect.

    [​IMG]
     
  4. SimonTW

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    I think I have a similar problem to you eggcup. I have noticed it when watching videos most prominently. Like you say, with a pure black image, there is no backlight bleed at all, but colours appear to lighten towards the side of the monitor. In my case, it is only really noticeable/a little annoying with the left hand side.

    Edit: Picture

    Apologies for the slightly shoddy quality, that would be my phone for you! You should be able to see that the far left hand side is noticeably lighter than the rest of the monitor.

    [​IMG]

    I think your 'colour leak' is slightly worse than mine, or maybe it is your settings.
     
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2009
  5. eggcup

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    cool thanks, i only really notice it on forums when there is a massive block of a certain coulour like blue or grey on the screen, its still a little annoying though :confused:
     
  6. eggcup

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    is that the same blue that was in my link, looks alot lighter than my blue???
     
  7. SimonTW

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    Yes it is, but 1) the camera on my phone makes it look brighter (looks darker in the flesh) and 2) I suspect our colour settings are a little different (I haven't really configured mine properly as I'm not sure what it should be like!
     
  8. eggcup

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    not happy with my replacement so sending it back under dsr, (not from ocuk) :) just ordered a NEC LCD24WMGX3 though which was from ocuk though hehe
     
  9. pjansell

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    Received mine today as a replacement for a 2209wa. I'm at work so can't really mess about with it too much, but straight out the box text looks slightly fuzzy, reducing sharpness to 30 from 50 didn't make much difference.

    It's really evident with black text on a white background, the letters seem to bleed colour/fuzz

    Can someone please post up their constrast/brightness/colour settings as this thing is way to vivid out of the box - it doesn't look right.
     
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2009
  10. mick4545

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    Brightness: 20
    Contrast: 50

    Mine also was far too vivid out of the box. I got those settings from Badass. Prety good display now.
     
  11. TheOtherOption

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    Location: Surrey

    Ditto here 20 & 50 respectively.

    I've not toyed with any other settings I have to say - I am fine with it as it is - would mess about with it sometime If I could be bothered to read up about it.
     
  12. pjansell

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    What is your 'sharpness' set to guys?
     
  13. eggcup

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    40 was the best when i had mine :)
     
  14. kumodrive

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    Is there a way to tell the firmware revision from a menu?
     
  15. D D Danneh

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    I too want to know this. Deciding between the Dell 2408WFP, NEC 24WMGX3, and HP LP2475W.

    I prefer the look of the Dell, I don't like the stand or bezel on the NEC or HP, but if they are of better image quality, then I would rather go for them.
     
    Last edited: Mar 21, 2009
  16. jbloggs

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    Welcome to OcUK...

    I would be inclined to make you signature smaller, ie. no more than 4 lines of text, otherwise you will have a Mod/Don pulling you up about it.
     
  17. kumodrive

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    Thanks!
     
  18. kumodrive

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    Hi,
    I'm expecting a replacement from Dell and would like to know how to check if they sent me a refurbished or not. Having payed full price I wouldn't wont a refurbished.
     
  19. rexxy

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    Location: Essex GB

    New Dell 2408WFP

    Hi All

    I am new to forums; just wondering if anyone can help please as 2 days ago I had delivered a new Dell 2408WFP Monitor (Rev A01). It appears to be working as specified EXCEPT I cannot get any of the Card Readers or USB Sockets on the left side of the monitor to work at all. I have followed the troubleshooting guides for these inputs all to no avail, i.e. resetting PC, monitor off and on etc. My present m/c was self built six years ago and I have been using XP for a couple of years.

    A little of my background; I have built my own PC's in the past and have been repairing, updating etc. desktop computers for many years now, so I do know a bit about it!

    This is a bit disappointing as this is the second new monitor in two weeks, the first being a Samsung SyncMaster 2433, (sent back), which the less said about the better, I don't wish to be sued! I had based purchasing the 2433 on my experience with a six years old 19" Samsung SyncMaster 192v a really excellent screen albeit a TN type, no viewing angle problems whatsoever, unlike the 2433, OOOps!

    Any help or suggestions re my Dell please!!!!
     
  20. kumodrive

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    you did connect the usb cable from monitor to pc, right?