Dell 3007WFP 30" TFT Monitor
Author: Matt Krei (Fragtek)
Hardware Acquired: Dell
After initially getting the monitor unpacked and positioned on my desk I was anxious to flip it on and test it out. As soon as the BIOS popped up I was a bit dissapointed as I could see massive backlight bleed in the lower right hand corner (so I thought at the time, keep reading to find out what this turns out to be). Never the less I let my computer boot in to Windows. Once I got in to Windows I was simply amazed at how clear and vibrant all of the colors were. The display is very bright and the contrast is outstanding, nearly breathtaking. All of the text and images were razor sharp, I was very happy at this point! Once I got in to the control panel and got the native screen res in place I was once again blown away. Talk about some desktop real estate! This baby gives you more than enough room to do whatever your heart desires. The massive screen res comes in particularly handy when working in programs such as Photoshop and Autocad.
Here's a picture of the monitor displaying 4 FireFox browser windows without cluttering any of the displayed homepages, this is quite a feat!
After doing some research on what I originally had though to be major backlight bleed ended up being nothing at all. Due to the monitors massive size, if you set it to close to you the viewing angle is a bit skewed at the corners and cause an effect that looks like backlight bleed. If you scoot the display back just a few inches everything comes in to perspective and no more "backlight bleed". As you will see from the following pictures this monitor doesn't show the slightest hint of backlight bleed. I thought this was a near impossible task for a monitor of this size. I even had a dream about how bad it might be while I was waiting for the monitor to arrive after ordering it.
This first shot is of the monitor witha nearly all black screen to show how even the the backlighting is. The second shot taken from nVidias tuning wizard also shows how even the backlighting is. This just blew me away! Also pictured above is a quick snap of the WinXP boot screen.
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