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Old 01-30-12, 01:14 PM   #1
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Default RIP second Samsung 305T

My first Samsung 305T completely died a year ago after about 2-3 years of sporadic usage.
Now my second 305T went

Like this:


Just received a brand new Dell U3011. Not impressed so far.
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Old 01-30-12, 01:15 PM   #2
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why dont you like the 3011?
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Old 01-30-12, 01:31 PM   #3
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Well, I only have about 6 hours of quality time with it so far, but I've noticed that the vertical viewing angle is not that great. I did not expect that from an H-IPS panel. My old 305Ts had crappy color fidelity, but the viewing angles were good.

I see quite a bit of backlight bleeding also.

I use a HP ZR30W at work, good monitor.
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Old 01-30-12, 03:46 PM   #4
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Yep, I might just buy myself a ZR30W and swap wifey's monitor with my U3011.
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Old 01-30-12, 05:02 PM   #5
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Wow that's a really weird failure. I've never seen anything like that happen before.
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Old 01-31-12, 02:22 PM   #6
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Most 305T dies within 2 years and exhibits all kinds of video distortions.
I would need to buy a driver board (LTM300M1C8lv3.2). For 250$+ shipping I could get a refurb. Only that it will die in the next year or so. F*** that s***
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Old 02-02-12, 10:50 PM   #7
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Default Re: RIP second Samsung 305T

I've used the Dell U3011 and noticed the backlight bleed as well. That's one of the reasons I went with a DoubleSight DS-307W. No backlight bleed at all and it's the same H-IPS panel. It's also an all aluminum construction.

I think people have been conditioned to automatically go with Dell monitors. I've always hated Dell, so there's little chance I'd ever get a Dell anything for my own personal computer.
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