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Old 01-14-05, 10:27 AM   #121
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Behind the LCD there is a white sticker that gives you all the information.

Also on the box it came in there is a white sticker that tells you what revision & where it was assembled.
You will have to look at the white sticker behind the LCD to find out what month it was built.

I just tried setting the sharpness in the LCD menu and I can't adjust it for some reason. I can only adjust scaling. I'm using DVI,
not sure if that makes a difference. Where exactly in the NVidia CP is the display optimization wizard? I'm using 65.73 drivers.
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Old 01-14-05, 10:27 AM   #122
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Default Re: Dell 2005FP (20.1" / 16:10) LCD for $559 Today only!!!

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When I first turned on the LCD it was so bright! They have the Brightness set to 100.
I currently have it at 25 and its still bright but I guess coming from a CRT my eyes will just have to adjust.
I'm currently trying to calibrate the colors to get the right balance.
Burpy makes a very good observation that I learned about from my Plasma purchase. The Out of the Box settings on most plasmas and LCDs are for in store display/office conditions under insane lighting. If you are seeing the backlight issues, try toning down the brightness to a point where white text on a black background no longer "blooms". Than adjust upwards to compensate for room brightness and balance color levels with black levels. A small amount of blooming is natural for your eye to see, but if the letters look like they have a halo, not good.

Try to find a DVD with the THX set up and use the contrast/brightness test, a grayscale designed to insure eight levels of black to white are evenly displayed. Pirates of the Carribean and a few other popular titles have this test on it. Otherwise, search google for grayscale pattern and try to use a test patern to see what I mean.

On our plasma with a scale of -30 to 30, the brightness and contrast are set to -12 and -8, respectively, and our room would be considered by home theater people as "bright". After adjusting everything, I fired up a few movies with darker sceens and could not believe the difference. There is a scens in Bourne Supremacy at night on the patio and you can easily detect the subtle lighting differences and detail. Very cool.

Toning down the OOB settings will prolong the life of the backlights and reduce eye fatigue from being in a darker room with a bright display. Post results if this actually helps.

Remember, gaming darkness should be corrected in game with gamma. If its dark, its supposed to be, heh.
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Old 01-14-05, 10:30 AM   #123
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Default Re: Dell 2005FP (20.1" / 16:10) LCD for $559 Today only!!!

I'm going to e-mail Sazar and see if he can get the shipping information for me. It doesn't seem to be available when I check it via the "My Account" section on the website. It would be nice to have it left @ the depot so I can go pick it up at my leisure. Plus, they shipped it to the wrong zip code (59102 vs. 59101) so I don't know if that's going to cause any problems or not.
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Old 01-14-05, 12:18 PM   #124
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Default Re: Dell 2005FP (20.1" / 16:10) LCD for $559 Today only!!!

If you select Shipped under "Order Status" next to the order number, it should be updated with the tracking number, if not today then within the next 24hrs or so.

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Old 01-14-05, 12:30 PM   #125
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Yeah I have a tracking # and I'm going to call DHL and see if they can hold it for pickup @ the depot...

*EDIT* Looks like it comes in next Wednesday so I should be back by then to grab it. A shame it didn't ship a couple days earlier but I guess this is better than waiting until the 21st for it to even get out the door.
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Old 01-14-05, 01:50 PM   #126
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Yeah I have a tracking # and I'm going to call DHL and see if they can hold it for pickup @ the depot...

*EDIT* Looks like it comes in next Wednesday so I should be back by then to grab it. A shame it didn't ship a couple days earlier but I guess this is better than waiting until the 21st for it to even get out the door.
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Old 01-14-05, 04:28 PM   #127
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hey sry rip... I was in meetings all day...

not much I coulda done about the shipping

congrats on getting the shippin all set and post a mini-review if you will when you receive it
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Default Re: Dell 2005FP (20.1" / 16:10) LCD for $559 Today only!!!

Sazar,

How about you accidenly have one shipped to my house? You know, for review purposes. Extended review.
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Well I finally got my replacement 2005FPW today. Rev is Jan REV A01. While it's not perfect (still see some leakage in the upper right and lower left corners) it's much better than the previous one I recieved. If you guys help me I will take a pic and post it. Give me a quick heads up on who can host the pic for me.
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...If you guys help me I will take a pic and post it. Give me a quick heads up on who can host the pic for me.
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lol JuiceZ, I actually did copy your sig. I wanted a sleek looking one and yours fit the bill.

I am really loving this 2005fpw, Its my first LCD & its really impressive.
I just watched theMatrix & I was giddy as school girl watching it on this LCD.
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As promised here is the pic of the new 2005FPW.
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