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30th of September 2008 (Tue), 18:33
I have a Dell 2407WFP which has a 72% color gamut and the new 2408WFP has 110% color gamut. My question is that, would I tell any difference in terms of color and display quality? Is my 2407WFP displaying all of color the camera captured? Is it worthy upgrading to 2408? Lastly, any alternative?
30th of September 2008 (Tue), 21:06
would I tell any difference in terms of color and display quality?
Probably, yes. Depending on image content.
Is my 2407WFP displaying all of color the camera captured?
Probably not. But neither would the other ;)
Is it worthy upgrading to 2408?
That's for you to decide. Depends on workflow, image content, use of the images, and of course budget.
Lastly, any alternative?
LaCie, Eizo, NEC and Quato to name a few.
Some reading: Click (http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1004&message=25060360), click (http://episteme.arstechnica.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/67909965/m/317009419831) somewhat related: Click (http://www.adobeforums.com/webx/.3c0538f3)
Google probably finds tons of more info.
20th of October 2008 (Mon), 21:30
I had a 2407, which I dearly loved. But it died, under warrany, and got replaced with a 2408. At first I was excited, but now I really HATE the monitor. Apparently there's a firmware bug which really throws the colors all off. Oranges and other colors are really way out of wack, IMHO.
Even using a Eye-One Display 2 calibrator, the colors are seriously different and more vibrant (but not in a good way). I'll have to research it more, but I think recently Dell acknowledge the problem has new firmware.
Also, text has a rainbow effect around it, which is also a byproduct of faulty firmware. Text was razor sharp on my 2407, unlike my 2408.
Now that I'm not traveling as much I will likely press Dell to replace the replacement so I can get something that's usable.
21st of October 2008 (Tue), 01:05
Even using a Eye-One Display 2 calibrator, the colors are seriously different and more vibrant (but not in a good way).
What do you mean, "Different"?
In non color managed applications vs. colormanaged? That would be to be expected...
No idea about the "rainbow effect" however.
Here is a review: Click (http://www.hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1283131)
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