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Old March 2nd, 2007, 11:59 AM   #1
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Dell 22" LCD E228WFP? - on sale $296 shipped-

Currently looking at the Dell Dell E228WFP 22" wide lcd screen for editing with FCP. Anyone have experience with this monitor? Glen?

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Old March 2nd, 2007, 12:54 PM   #2
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I had the Dell 23" for a while. I think the one your looking at is a lower end panel that may not handle colors as well, so I would look into that some more. At that price, you really can't go wrong. Keep in mind that the 20" higher quality model has the same resolution and a very similar price, so I myself would pick that one, but both are great values.
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Old March 2nd, 2007, 12:55 PM   #3
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We have a bunch of the Dell 24" 2405FPW & 2407 FPW - Couldn't be happier.
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Old March 2nd, 2007, 01:16 PM   #4
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Currently looking at the Dell Dell E228WFP 22" wide lcd screen for editing with FCP. Anyone have experience with this monitor? Glen?

http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/p...9&sku=320-5205

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Mike I don't have any experience with the 22"s but I loved my 24 and 30. Dell makes very solid displays at rock bottom prices. Very hard to beat!

These look like a fantastic buy!
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Old March 18th, 2007, 12:06 AM   #5
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Good monitor for editing in terms of resolution, but definatley the 6 bit lcd panel is no good for colour correction for photos nor video imo.

For more accurate video colour representation id choose the 2007wfp/2405wfp/3007wfp/3007wfp-hc.

Unfortuantely with the 2407wfp, Dell sorely missed the mark. They do use a decent 8 bit lcd panel, but the contrast/reds on taht monitor over a DVI connection is intolerable for any professional-ish work.
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Old March 19th, 2007, 09:22 PM   #6
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Unfortuantely with the 2407wfp, Dell sorely missed the mark. They do use a decent 8 bit lcd panel, but the contrast/reds on taht monitor over a DVI connection is intolerable for any professional-ish work.
Michael, what makes you say that? I've read tons of great reviews on that monitor, and was considering picking it up. Any more details from your experience?

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Old March 19th, 2007, 11:58 PM   #7
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Currently looking at the Dell Dell E228WFP 22" wide lcd screen for editing with FCP. Anyone have experience with this monitor? Glen?

http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/p...9&sku=320-5205

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According to http://www.flatpanels.dk/panels.php that is a TN panel, which means it cannot be color calibrated accurately enough for critical work. (Though if it's all you can afford, do calibrate it anyway). S-IPS panel types and derivitives are currently the only way to get top-notch accuracy. Unfortunately, manufacturers consider their panel type as a "trade secret". Worse yet, they change panel types without changing the model number (or price!). Dell is notorious for that. (They had a great deal on a S-IPS that soon became an IPV.)

NEC will be coming out with 23" and 26" color-critical displays soon. Right now they only have up to 21":

http://www.necdisplay.com/products/C...etail.cfm?ID=9
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Old March 20th, 2007, 07:30 AM   #8
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Michael, what makes you say that? I've read tons of great reviews on that monitor, and was considering picking it up. Any more details from your experience?

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Hi Vito, altho I do agree that the reviews on the web by pcmag etc etc are mostly favourable, if you go dive further to monitor forums you will see there have been quite a few problems with this monitor. From banding to contrast/colour issues.

From my personal experience, the contrast (which cannot be corrected under a DVI connection) is set too high, which makes it no good for any sort of colour correction. AND even via a VGA connection you will notice that the skin tones can be WAYYYYYY too red @ certain times.

I would highly recommending test it extensively (maybe a friend of yours has one) before buying. My friend has one (A03) and to say the least all the forums were correct and I was surprised very dissapointed.

I can tell you for certain that the 2405wfp A03 revision is a far better performer, and those whom I know owning both monitors 100% agree.
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Old March 20th, 2007, 10:41 PM   #9
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LCD Monitor Help

Thanks for all the advice guys:)
I'll probably purchase whatever size LCD I can afford after taxes.
That may end up being a 2" LCD screen hacked off a dead camcorder.

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ps. I've also heard the new Samsung 22" is supposed to compete well with the 22" Dell in the $300 - $400 range.
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Old March 23rd, 2007, 04:18 PM   #10
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If you can afford it, it may be worth looking into a large screen LCD TV like the Westinghouse 37". It's not native 1920x1080 resolution and can be purchased for around $1,000.
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