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Old 01-17-06, 09:28 PM   #721
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Can't wait to see your pics Rip.
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Old 01-17-06, 09:46 PM   #722
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Well dudes, here she is. In all her hugeness. Wish I had more to say about it right now but it will have to wait. My wife's half brother shot himself in the head tonight and has a couple hours before they're going to take the organs. So as you can imagine this is going to have to wait.



I'll post back when I have a chance to tune the device sometime tomorrow or the day after.
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Old 01-17-06, 09:47 PM   #723
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Sorry to hear that.
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Old 01-17-06, 09:48 PM   #724
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Hey guys does anyone with a 2405FPW wanna help me out? It's been a long time and I'm at least temporarily putting her back in storage for a bit but I can't figure out whether you set the panel in the box face down or face up. It seems like it should be face down or at least that's how I remember it. But I'm just not sure about it.

Pictures will be up soon. Almost ready to load the camera software.
If you are looking down at the top of the box then the screen is packaged face down. Be careful taking off the stand. It can be a little tricky. Check your PM later. I have a couple of questions for you.
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Old 01-17-06, 10:04 PM   #725
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Sorry to hear such news as well Rip.
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Old 01-17-06, 11:51 PM   #726
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Yeah thanks guys. Just got back from the hospital and it was a surreal experience. I never met the kid so I felt kind of out of place. My wife really hasn't had much of a relationship and hardly sees that side of her family either. So that was wierd, plus seeing this poor guy with his head all swollen up from the gunshot wound laying unconscious in that hospital bed. He is already gone. Experiences like this... Make you think you know?

Anyway thanks for the info ENU on the packaging of the 2405. I have it in backwards so tomorrow I'm going to pull it out and make sure it's in there properly. It's kinda wierd because it looks like it could fit in there either way and having it face down would sorta be the last way you would assume it should fit.

Oh well I'll have some more time to play tomorrow and the next day. Need to get some settings for this monster. This is absolutely the frickin hugest monitor I've ever used on a PC - it's almost to big for my desk.

At first I thought I had two dead pixels but they turned out to be specs of dust. Hallelujah. lol
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Old 01-18-06, 01:10 AM   #727
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This may have been answered allready, but why do these huge 30" dell and apple displays not have have a built-in scaler? Wouldn't you think that would be a must for something that doesn't support standard 4:3 resolutions? There's someone in the Workstation Card section with an apple 30" and they can't use the bios or see the linux console until X (or windows) starts. He's not alone either after looking around at different forums. No one mentions though why they don't bother with a scaler.
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These 30" LCD monitors are primarily for high end computer use. Dell and Apple's target audience for these screens is the extreme gamer or professional photo/AV editor not the normal PC user. What this means is that these screen are intended to be used at their native resolution so integrating scalers or line doublers is pointless. If you want to use these screen for DVD or HD-WMV video then download applications like FFDshow which have the ability to scale low resolution video with fantastic results.
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FFDshow's effects are subtle but well worth it. It does chew up some CPU though, depending on how much postprocessing you decide to do with it. I just started playing with it last month and it's pretty sweet. I highly recommend trying it alongside the Media Player Classic (gabest.org).

The Dell 30" is almost kind of ahead of it's time really. Even GTX512 SLI is not really able to drive games in that thing's native resolution at acceptable frame rates with all eye candy up. Definitely a work monitor IMO, if you are gaming you'd be better off with something else.
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These 30" LCD monitors are primarily for high end computer use. Dell and Apple's target audience for these screens is the extreme gamer or professional photo/AV editor not the normal PC user. What this means is that these screen are intended to be used at their native resolution so integrating scalers or line doublers is pointless. If you want to use these screen for DVD or HD-WMV video then download applications like FFshow which have the ability to scale low resolution video with fantastic results.
I agree it's geared towards enthusiasts, yes, but there has to be more reasoning than that. These are the same people who are actually going to be using their bios settings (which you can't see with quite a few of the cards out now).
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If you can't see your BIOS settings... to hell with that.
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FFDshow's effects are subtle but well worth it. It does chew up some CPU though, depending on how much postprocessing you decide to do with it. I just started playing with it last month and it's pretty sweet. I highly recommend trying it alongside the Media Player Classic (gabest.org).
I use Zoom Player along side FFDshow. I upscale the resolution of DVDs to 1280X720 with the noise/blur and post processing effects on. The difference in video quality is really amazing. The ideal upscaled resolution would be 1920X1080 since I watch a few DVDs on my 2405FPW but the processor hit at that resolution is tremendous. As per the Dell 30" LCD I am also in agreement that Dell made a big mistake by not including something similar to the Genesis controller board found in the 2405/2005/2001 LCD monitors. Limiting the 30" LCD to only 1 DVI-D interface with no scaler pretty much rendered that monitor useless to the majority of PC users in the world. Hopefully a revised version of the screen will be released later on that will cater to normal everyday consumers.
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