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After about a week of debating, I finally decided on getting an NEC. I picked up the PA241W instead of another U2410.

It came today! Here's the results (PA241W on the LEFT):



^ Woo! Just beautiful right? That $1,200 sure puts the U2410 to shame.



^ Ahh man just beautiful. Nothing like a nice summer glow.

All joking (seriousness) aside, I was not happy with my arrival. Honestly, I had expected only the best from NEC. After being extremely careful and skeptical of my selection, this is exactly why. It's tough to tell, but standing in my room, the uncalibrated U2410 alongside the uncalibrated NEC (ignoring the horrid backlight bleed here), the U2410 has darker darks, takes up less room, and costs $600 less.

You're gonna wanna watch in 720p for these:


I will be contacting NEC tomorrow. Something like this should not happen. This monitor was overnighted so I am expecting them to overnight me another monitor while I repackage this one and send it back to them.

EDIT: I am not sure why the U2410 has that "brownish" tint to it. Perhaps could be the film over the screen? It doesn't look like that sitting here - though don't get me wrong I'm not standing up for it, I just wanted to clarify.

EDIT 2: I just noticed a dead (hot?) pixel in the middle of the screen. A single teal-colored pixel. After some messing around, I realized that this cute little pixel will stay dim until I start to do something. Then it gets consistently brighter.

EDIT 3: I'll be completely honest, the flush colors are fantastic on the NEC. Superb compared to the Dell. I also think that viewing the NEC from different angles yields much better results (minus the BLB). Unfortunately, at this point that appears to be the only thing that it has on the Dell. As I mentioned, the U2410 has a darker, FAR more uniform black across the screen. No bleeding whatsoever. To be fair, my first U2410 had to be returned as well for about 10 dead pixels and disgusting tint.
Edited by xyeLz - 10/19/11 at 9:23pm
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Just as a question, why on earth are you showing the "results" of non calibrated monitors? Im fairly certain that anyone who buys professional monitors is going to calibrate them, unfortunately not all monitors come with the greatest calibration, dell tends to calibrate theirs better out of the factor, maybe the NEC just needs a bit of calibration. Just makes the "review" a bit useless IMO
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Originally Posted by appleg33k85 View Post
Just as a question, why on earth are you showing the "results" of non calibrated monitors? Im fairly certain that anyone who buys professional monitors is going to calibrate them, unfortunately not all monitors come with the greatest calibration, dell tends to calibrate theirs better out of the factor, maybe the NEC just needs a bit of calibration. Just makes the "review" a bit useless IMO
Calibration does not remove BLB.

EDIT: This is not a review. This is comparing a new NEC to an old Dell to show the uniformity of the Dell panel against the bleeding of the NEC.
Edited by xyeLz - 10/20/11 at 7:10am
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That's too much BLB.

I had the same issue with a flat screen TV. BLB near the middle of the screen, fairly bright and isolated. I actually found that the screen was slightly bent out of shape. I sent it back. No reason to pay that much and just settle.
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NEC, for the most part, has been very cordial in their support. I am impressed (so far).

I contacted them last night after working hours (around 10 PM EST) and they responded this afternoon around 10:00 AM EST. They have informed me that they will overnight me another monitor immediately while I am still in possession of the current one (as per my request).

They have requested that I ship back the defective monitor. A reasonable request. However, it was mentioned in the e-mail that they would like it shipped back today as well. Unfortunately, like their support representatives, I am busy at work as well and will be unavailable to get the box to the FedEx facility this afternoon.

I will edit this post to advise you of further developments. So far, they seem to be very helpful and somewhat reasonable.

EDIT: They are allowing me to ship back my defective monitor tomorrow as long as I can provide them with tracking sometime before tomorrow afternoon.
Edited by xyeLz - 10/20/11 at 11:10am
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$1200 for a 24" monitor?




unless it arrived perfect, i'd be asking for my money back.



fabolous new monitor?


Edited by Remix65 - 10/23/11 at 5:29pm
    
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$1200 for a 24" monitor?

unless it arrived perfect, i'd be asking for my money back.



fabolous new monitor?

haha i love kat williams =) and yes , rediculous price to pay for a pc monitor .. Doesnt look anything special
    
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maybe try a monitor burn-in program and see what happens?
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haha i love kat williams =) and yes , rediculous price to pay for a pc monitor .. Doesnt look anything special
Clearly you've been using ASUS monitors your whole life.

Looks like NEC is getting closer to better. This third monitor is nearly perfect. Will still be looking to get more out of them. The colors are absolutely STUNNING compared to the U2410. U2410 still has a fabulous image...but can't even come close to comparing side-by-side.

Sadly, it's the only reason I keep bothering with NEC as of late.

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Clearly you've been using ASUS monitors your whole life.

Looks like NEC is getting closer to better. This third monitor is nearly perfect. Will still be looking to get more out of them. The colors are absolutely STUNNING compared to the U2410. U2410 still has a fabulous image...but can't even come close to comparing side-by-side.

Sadly, it's the only reason I keep bothering with NEC as of late.

nec is a top manufacturer no doubt about that. but unless you're a photo professional i think they are a little bit over priced.
for me me personally i dont even consider asus or acer monitors. even tho i see "B class" manufacturers have stepped up lately.


if you must have the colors that perfect i'm guessing a 27 or 30" monitor calibrated would outdo an uncalibrated nec monitor.

$1200 seems just too much for a 24" monitor. and you've gone through 3 already??


are you trolling us? i'm not sure anymore... lol
    
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