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    Default Dell 2408WFP 24" Widescreen LCD - Details, News, & Reviews

    The most anticipated LCD of the year so far? I think so. This thread exists to share all info and experiences with this monitor.

    Product page: Dell 2408WFP on Dell Website



    Technical specifications:

    Dell 2408WFP 24" Widescreen LCD
    Size 24"WS
    Colour Depth 16.7M (8-bit), 102% NTSC colour gamut
    Resolution 1920 x 1200
    Viewing Angles 178 / 178
    Response Time 6ms G2G
    Panel Technology S-PVA
    Contrast Ratio 3000:1 DRC (1300:1 static)
    Interfaces DVI (x2) with HDCP, D-sub, DisplayPort, HDMI, S-video, Composite, Component
    Brightness 400 cd/m2
    Colour Black bezel, with silver finish stand
    Special Features Tilt, height, rotate and pivot ergonomic adjustments. 9-in-2 card reader, 4x USB 2.0 ports

    Reviews:
    - Dell 2408WFP - TFT Central
    - Dell Ultrasharp 2408WFP - HotHardware
    - Dell 2408WFP Home Review - Blogspot
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    News:
    - Dell Announce Details for 2408WFP A01 Update
    - Dell ships second DisplayPort monitor

    Dell 2408WFP - Updates, Changes and Issues? - link
    This is a must read article which outlines all the problems and issues with the current A00 revision of the 2408WFP. Some highlights:
    "With the release of the HighColor (HC) edition of the 2407WFP, Dell updated the Samsung S-PVA panel used (the LTM240CS01 instead of LTM240M2 module). This lead to some unfortunate new issues linked to poorly controlled RTC (overdrive) impulses, and a characteristic black ghosting trail on certain colour transitions was evident. As we discussed earlier, Dell decided it was not possible / practical to fix this issue and have instead replaced the screen with the 2408WFP. It should be noted that so far there have been no reports of this black ghosting issue on the 2408WFP or any similar problems."

    "There have been some early reports of colour banding across gradients, something which proved a problem with early revisions of the 2407WFP and 2007WFP models due to the activated Faroudja Video Processing suite. This was solved eventually on the previous models, but there have been some early reports with the 2408WFP... Other users however have noticed no real issues."

    "According to some users there appears to be an issue around the sharpness of the image, and the setting for sharpness is even available when using the DVI interface. This manifests itself in some slight colour shadows around text and appears to be quite difficult to resolve to everyone's satisfaction. Activating ClearType may help to a degree, but is not always favourable to users."

    "ChrisM from the Dell forums has states that "We will be changing the sharpness increments to 10. Give us time. No eta," and that "It will have to be an exchange." So looks like they are working on a firmware fix for this in the future. Again, some people don't see it at all, and we didn't notice any issues with it in our review. At least Dell are addressing it for those who do find it a problem, but a return of the screen will probably be needed as and when they do release an update."

    "Other users have tested the screen in clone mode with a CRT and confirm a typical input lag of between 45 and 60ms, most often nearer the higher end. We confirmed there was an average input lag of around 64ms in our tests, and compared with the average input lag of 34.3ms which we measured on the 2407WFP-HC in our review, the performance of the new version is obviously a little behind. It is debatable how many people would actually see any adverse affect from this in practice, but the input lag is nevertheless considered pretty high."[/font][/font]
    There are more issues discussed in the tftcentral article, scroll down.

    The A01 revision - Link

    An A01 revision is coming which - from dells own mouth - will fix the sharpness issue, input lag, and a few others woes.

    Quote Originally Posted by tftcentral
    There has finally been some official word from Dell this week about the forthcoming A01 release of the 2408WFP. As with the 2xx7WFP series, it seems Dell have listened to the user feedback and have decided to do something about all the issues people were reporting. In a post on the Dell Community Forums, Jimmy_P stated:

    "While the currently shipping Dell 2408WFP monitor meets both Dell and industry standard specifications, we have been closely listening to your feedback on the Dell Community Forum. Based on your comments, Dell is working to incorporate a number of improvements into the 2408WFP as a firmware update for new monitors scheduled to ship in mid-July. This firmware update features greater control over sharpness settings, improved power save recovery, and less input lag. Current 2408WFP owners whose specific usage scenario may benefit from the firmware update should contact Dell Technical Support after Mid July to receive the firmware update. If you have any questions please feel free to post them here or contact Dell Technical Support."

    The update will need to be arranged through an exchange, and will not be something the user can carry out themselves. It's promising to see that Dell have taken measures to eliminate the reported problems, and it will certainly be interesting to see the results later in the year.

    ChrisM stated:

    [FONT='Verdana','sans-serif']"Quit getting exchanges until I give the word....I would wait until at least the 20th of May." [/font]

    This could mean that the new revision is available before the end of May, and many users are hoping Dell will have addressed some of the early reported issues with the screen.
    Hopefully the A01 revision will solve many of these issues, as its certainly one of the best 24" monitors available.

    Post your experiences with the screen, or any reviews you find!
    Last edited by Jameson; 04-06-2008 at 18:51.

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    I've got the 2407 hc mentioned above and I have to say I've never had any any issues or problems referred to above. Maybe I'm not a good reviewer on matters such as this as I have little experience of other screens and maybe the things I use my computer for don't show up the problems.

    Has anyone else got either the 2407 HC or 2408 and has had issues as described above?
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    not everyone got a poor HC, but those issues did exist for many people. On the 2408 the one thing you can't escape is the input lag, all of them have it.

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