Dell 3007WFP 30" TFT Monitor


<script type="text/javascript" src=""></script> Posted 11/02/2006
Author: Matt Krei (Fragtek)
Hardware Acquired: Dell

Display Performance

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.

Dell 30007WFP - 4 FireFox Browser Windows

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.

Dell 3007WFP - Window Boot Screen

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.

Go on to the next page for more display performance results and pictures...
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Most Recent Comments

27-09-2006, 15:07:42

I read the review of the 30" Dell here on this site with great interest, because I am seriously considering buying one of these behemoths for Photoshop, spreadsheets, and video editing. What interested me was the remark about how even the backlighting is, and how much better the 30" monitor is than the 24" Dell.

Now this is in stark contrast to the condemnation on the site of the uneveness of the backlighting (on two examples) and how this aspect compares unfavourably with the Dell 24" 2405FPW monitor.

Now I am in a quandary. The conclusions of the two reviews cancel eachother out, and there is no concensus.

I understand the review samples were based on LG flat panels, but the Samsung panel, also used by Dell, is the better option. Perhaps the review sample here was a Samsung panel.

I wonder if anybody has tried a Dell 30" TFT monitor and can enlighten me with their experience.

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27-09-2006, 15:13:01

i believe FragTek can help you on this, and also twisted5, who bought the same monitor from frag.

If neither of them see this thread soon, bump it up and ill PM them

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27-09-2006, 15:31:47

Hey mate

I believe Frag and twisted will know as Dave said.

I'm pretty sure our version was the samsung panel thoughQuote

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