Dell 3007WFP 30" TFT Monitor

Response Timing

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

Response Time & Gaming

This set is rated at 12ms response from Dell and I think it holds pretty true to this figure from what I can tell.  Due to the size of the display alone you will naturally be able to pick up more visible ghosting during gameplay than on smaller sets.  With that said it's nothing that's noticable after about the first 5-10 minutes of gameplay.  After that small initial adjustment period it holds it's own against other "gaming class" monitors without a problem.

You will want to be sure you have an adequate video card setup before trying to play games on this monitor at it's native res with any of the games quality settings turned up.  This display will tax your vid cards harder than anything you could possibly imagine.  I run mine with a pair of 7800GTX's and it plays most games well at max detail settings (CS:S, HL2, FarCry, etc.).  Some games however will need to have the quality settings turned way down in order for the game to be playable (EverQuest II primarily).


I would love to say that this monitor is great for watching movies but it really isn't.  The large native resolution of the monitor is so big that it's even higher than HD standards (1080i) which makes pictures not nearly as sharp as they should be.  Don't get me wrong you can definately watch movies on this display, they just aren't the same quality you would get from a true HDTV setup.  The viewing angles are great and can be seen clearly for quite a sharp angle.  I can sit in my bed and watch TV or a Movie at about a 30-40* angle it's nearly a perfect picture.

So this set definately doesn't rank as the set to buy if your primary function is watching TV & Movies.  It's much better suited for gaming and multitasking / productivity.

Check out the next page for my final thoughts...
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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.

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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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