Originally Posted by ZealotKi11er
U2711 comes already calibrated from factory and there is s test report printout they give you. You can do better but its much better calibrated then average LCDs.
Edit: Its a expensive Monitor. I would not take ur opinion. If i did that 1 week take i would do what ever it takes not to like his monitor because you know in the end of the week you will get urs back and face it everyone brags about their own stuff. I dont give a dam about my U2711. If there is something better for my need i would have this gone in seconds.
Yep, you got me. I totally wanted to brag about my refurb Asus and make the dell seem bad, because I'm not allowed to form my own opinion on something due to its increased cost compared to what I already have.
Originally Posted by De-Zant
Which mode are you running it on? IIRC, on the ultrasharp line (wide gamut models, at least), only sRGB and custom presets allow you to run in sRGB emulation mode. If you're using anything else, you'll get oversaturated reds and greens. If you complain about oversaturation, that's the first thing you should check.
I am running in sRGB mode, and I did spend quite a while trying to get the custom presets to a point where I liked it. The best I could get was with 80% brightness and 40% contrast but it still was a real pain to look at on the desktop. In games its really not as noticeable if everything is in motion. Trying to read is what was getting me. The desktop seems reddish to me, but I couldn't find an option for what the color temperature is set at (it looks like 6000-6500k).
Originally Posted by brucethemoose
Do this test on both screens. You'll see just how much better the response times of a 120hz monitor are.
You'll also see how much better U2711 in most all the other tests.
And for those who brought up viewing angles, do the viewing angle test.
EDIT: Also, someone should loan you an FW900. If gaming smoothness is what you're into, comparing a CRT to any LCD just isn't fair.
I've already owned an FW900 a few years ago, I sold it because it was just too big to keep moving around with. I gamed on CRT's for a long time, sometimes I wish I still had one but then I remember how bulky they are and realize I would have no space on my desk.
Anyway, I guess I am alone in disliking this screen. I would much rather run 120hz surround for the price of one of these I think, I just can't seem to get used to it.