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.

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Most Recent Comments

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

27-09-2006, 15:44:15

Yes the model that I had (and that twisted now has) rocks the Samsung panel, which is like an orgasmic explosion of colors and crispness. Nothing can compete, muahahaha!

I had absolutely no backlight bleeding issues. More than likely what Hexus was talking about was the fact it only appears to have uneven backlighting if you sit to close to the set. I at first experienced this and was a bit distrought until I pushed the set back about a foot and everything was then perfectly even. It's hard to sit too close to a monitor that big as the backlighting will look a bit uneven due to the extreme viewing angles.

Hands down the 30" Dell is PURE PWNAGE!!!Quote

27-09-2006, 16:02:26

Thanks to all for quick responses. From what I understand, Dell will use either LG or Samsung panels indiscriminately. Probably according to which offers the best deal at any one time. Dell sales rep. (in India!) told me that they cannot (or will not) pick out a Samsung panel at request. They do claim to have stringent quality control, so there is nothing to choose between LG or Samsung based units. This might be true, but I understand that the Samsung S PVA panels are superior. Trouble is they do not seem to be available in the UK under their own brand, and we have no choice other than Apple (much more expensive) or Dell in this size.

There is one way to try without risk: if the Dell proves to be duff on arrival, then there is the option offered by Dell of a full refund within 7 days, for any reason. This seems a pretty fair deal to me.

Peter KingQuote

27-09-2006, 16:15:15

I would imagine that either one you get will please you tbh, just pick one up and see for yourself

I'd love to pick up a 30" Apple Cinema Display for my MBP but damn are they spensive.Quote

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