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30-inch monitor stuck/dead pixel "nightmare" (ZR30w)

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This thread initially started with me choosing out a 30-inch monitor...
Eventually I went with HP's ZR30w business class monitor.
Problem is... I have been getting a monitor with stuck pixels.

I'm currently on the 3rd ZR30w (has one stuck pixel), the 4th had a stuck pixel and the 5th had a dead pixel.
Now I'm waiting on the 6th monitor. redface.gif

I just want to note that HP's customer support has been pretty awesome about this.
Overnight shipping and even sending down a tech to replace my monitor (soon).
Edited by Evil Penguin - 3/8/12 at 9:19am
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The Dell U3011 is the better choice but it will run you $1000.
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The Dell U3011 is the better choice but it will run you $1000.
What makes it a better choice?
Thanks.
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The Dell U3011 is the better choice but it will run you $1000.

2nd. Get three if it's in your budget.
Edited by UltraHoboLord - 2/16/12 at 1:48pm
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The Dell U3011 is the better choice but it will run you $1000.

The PA301W is the superior monitor.

However, unless you need the features of the NEC (The biggest of which being the uniformity control options and the ability to store calibrated profiles on the monitor), you might just want to go with the u3011. You will gain very little from the PA301W unless you specifically do things that require those features. So a better choice? Yes with the above conditions. No need to spend money needlessly.
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What makes it a better choice?
Thanks.

As far as I can tell it's the same. The Dell one is just a better deal so you can buy multiple, if you please, for around the same price.
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The Dell is supposed to have a better Color Gamut, higher brightness, HDMI port, and I personally would prefer dell support over NEC.
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Interesting... I guess the U3011 it is.
Newegg and Dell have them for 1400 dollars.
Any recommended sites to buy it from?
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Whatever you do, don't get a 1080p 30 or 27". The res just looks like garbage @ that size. The 27" Apple Cinema Displays are great too if you are like me and hate the amount of anti glare dell puts on those things.
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[quote name="Evil Penguin" url="/t/1216323/30-inch-monitor#post_16481321"]Interesting... I guess the U3011 it is. Newegg and Dell have them for 1400 dollars. Any recommended sites to buy it from? [/quote]

 

Ebay usually has them cheapest and dell sometimes offers promo codes on them. Your safest bet imo would be to order it from amazon because of the hassle free returns.


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