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Old 12-23-04, 10:53 AM   #13
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We have both the 2001FP and 2005FPW here and both have zero dead pixels. Dell seems to test their displays very well before shipping. Sure its a weird rez and you will have some small probs with older games that donít support widescreen but I have not seen a newer game that did not(HL2 is simply amazing in widescreen). A few improvements over the 2001FP are that it's brighter and more colorfull, it doesn't have the "screen door effect" (although that never bothered me with the 2001FP), its faster at 12ms response, and is widescreen
Good price too, I got mine on sale for $630 so this is a steal.
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Old 12-23-04, 01:21 PM   #14
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We have both the 2001FP and 2005FPW here and both have zero dead pixels. Dell seems to test their displays very well before shipping. Sure its a weird rez and you will have some small probs with older games that donít support widescreen but I have not seen a newer game that did not(HL2 is simply amazing in widescreen). A few improvements over the 2001FP are that it's brighter and more colorfull, it doesn't have the "screen door effect" (although that never bothered me with the 2001FP), its faster at 12ms response, and is widescreen
Good price too, I got mine on sale for $630 so this is a steal.
Thats good to hear man.

Is it hard to play older games with the rez?
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Thats good to hear man.

Is it hard to play older games with the rez?
Nah, you can set it so it doesn't stretch the image. They do look a little weird if you want to play a game at 1280x1024 in full screen.
Here's a nice forum that I found that has tons of info on widescreen gaming
http://www.widescreengamingforum.com/forum/
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Nah, you can set it so it doesn't stretch the image. They do look a little weird if you want to play a game at 1280x1024 in full screen.
Here's a nice forum that I found that has tons of info on widescreen gaming
http://www.widescreengamingforum.com/forum/
Thanks for the info and the link man, its very much appreciated
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Old 12-23-04, 02:13 PM   #17
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I've bought a 2000FP and a 2001FP new. Both had at least two dead pixels. A friend of mine also got a 2001FP and it had two dead pixels.

We're both satisfied customers but I definitely wouldn't expect a perfect display.
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OMG I want that soooo bad
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Well, the Dell 2005FPW finally arrived last night and I took some time to do some thorough testing with a variety of movies and games.

The screen was very easy to setup and one of the brightest LCD's I've ever seen to date. The monitor stand is very easy to adjust and the package comes with a DVD-D cable which some other mfgr's *cough* Viewsonic *cough* often fail to include.

Widescreen gaming is one of the most incredible experiences a gamer can have on a pc. It truely takes being immersed in an environment to a completly new level. While playing CS:S at times it almost felt as if I were cheating because of how much more of the field was now visible. Widescreen is also more natural since our eyes tend to view the world in landscape rather than 4:3 aspect. One thing that also surprised me was after doing research was the amount of games out that support widescreen format through menu options or edit ini files. The only downside is that a lot of them, especially fps, use 2D menu systems, so even though the 3d environment will look fine, the menu may seem a bit streched. Many will see it as a much worthy sacrifice though.

Watching DVD's on this thing are just icing on the cake. Since the monitor is 16:10 aspect, there will still be two small horizontal bars going across the top & bottom of the screen but now, much more of each scene is visible futher enhancing the viewing experience.

Now for the cons, this one currently has 3 dead pixels in the top left hand corner and although they're barely visible, just knowing they're there bothers me. The issue that can be a showstopper though is backlighting issue. If you search the web you'll find a lot of people have complained to Dell about the problem. The Nov revision models are much more likely to suffer from this problem vs the Dec models. I of course received a Nov revision that has very inconsistent backlighting in the top left and right hand corners. This hurt while watching dvd's or playing games that are relatively dark, aka Doom3. Enlight of this Dell, is overnighting me a replacement that should arrive by tomorrow or Friday.

If you're currently considering this LCD, for now I'd recommend to hold off for a month or two until Dell is rid of the bad batch that is currently on the market. They're apparently also working on an official fix for the problem but we all know that will take a while.

FYI, I'll upload some pics after the new one comes in.
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That's probably why the monitor was $559. They wanted to clear out the rest of the bad displays.
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Is that running on a Matrox Parhelia? I dont know of any other cards that can run games with 3 monitors... oh wait... the Parhelia cant either. It can display them on 3 monitors... but running them is a whole different story
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That's probably why the monitor was $559. They wanted to clear out the rest of the bad displays.
No not really. Dell has run 25 - 30% off coupons on their popular LCDs (2001FP) for a long time now, the 2005FP was no different. Due to the current manufacturing process of how LCDs are made, its not often you get a pefect one. Besides, 3 dead pixels out of 1.7million really isn't bad as long as they're not in the middle of the screen. Once I get one with even backlighting, I'll probably keep it.

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Is that running on a Matrox Parhelia? I dont know of any other cards that can run games with 3 monitors... oh wait... the Parhelia cant either. It can display them on 3 monitors... but running them is a whole different story
Yup, he's using the parhelia, notice the lack of fps stats in those screens
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