"Fantastic Studio Grade 30 inch Monitor"5.0 starson by Tempest790
Pros: Bright screen (very bright)
Well saturated colors
Supports 1 billion colors (if you have the right video card)
Much cheaper than the competition (compare the Dell 3008wfp)
Cons: No VGA, HDMI, or component inputs
Summary: I finally upgraded my monitor from my old Dell 2000FP of 8 years. It was like moving from a 1950's black and white TV to a 2010 HDTV, there was no comparison. The color saturation on this monitor is absolutely fantastic. Images almost look "3D" they so lifelike.
This monitor is extremely bright even though it's CCFL backlit. I have the brightness turned down about 40-50%, and bright white still hurts my eyes. You could probably use this monitor in direct sunlight.
The color accuracy appears almost dead on although I haven't done a professional calibration on it yet. Reds and greens are very saturated and rich. I went to the LCD calibration site available on the internet and shading and banding were nearly perfect.
I am using the Dual-Link DVI cable to connect to my video card. I would like to note that this monitor supports numerous resolutions besides the 2560x1600 if needed unlike some of the earlier 30 inch monitors.
The only negative things about this monitor are a lack of VGA, HDMI, or component inputs for other uses or multiple computer hook ups. An on screen display for monitor settings would have been nice too. However, these are very minor quibbles on what is nearly a perfect studio grade color monitor. You will not be disappointed.
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