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post #101 of 114
korean 27" are best bang for buck, zr30w is the best of the listed monitors.
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ZR30W
screw the Korean stuff, you get what you pay for.
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post #103 of 114
love my 30" HP cant really speak for the others.
 
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I love my ZR30w. smile.gif
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post #105 of 114
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I'm starting to think I will stick with my Eyefinity config. I am having a hard time selling them and deciding on a new monitor, so maybe it was just meant to be.
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Wow, the misinformation in this thread.

1: 10-bit doesn't matter. No OS fully supports 10 bit color. It only works in specific applications with specific video cards, and even then, only over display port. If you need to ask which applications and cards support it, then you definitely can't use it.

2: LED backlighting is NOT better than CCFL. It is the other way around, as CCFL provides better color accuracy and a wider gamut. LEDs also shift color faster over time, so the longer you have your monitor the better it would have been to buy CCFL. The only saving grace LEDs have is lower power consumption, but not by much - it's only enough to make a difference on a laptop (where every mW affects battery life).

3: Regarding the post below: Try measuring the screens with a spectrophotometer. What you clearly fail to realize is that the ZR30W uses a wide-gamut panel with no way to limit it to sRGB. So outside of color-aware apps such as photoshop and with a recent ICC profile for your specific monitor, it's colors will ALWAYS be off. There's no way to limit the gamut on the desktop or in games. Furthermore, if you're used to looking at average monitors (which are usually set by the factory to around 9500k and stupid high brightnesses to make them catch your eye when you first turn them on), then of course you're going to find a properly calibrated monitor ugly with messed up colors. That's just how eyes work.
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my winter powerbill was a little high. the zr30w uses a constant 130W. and i run other power hungry monitors too. colorwise the zr30w gets a B+. its better than the other junk i have. i recently got some zr24w's and unboxed one and they had a noticebably better color production than the zr30w. but i think killawatt showed that the 24w uses almost 80W which to me is unacceptable for a 24" monitor. so i put it back in the box.
the u2412m uses 38W.
unless calibrated the 30" monitors' colors are horrible. might have something to do with the coating. but im not gonna risk damaging the monitor.
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post #107 of 114
I don't want to sell the Korean monitors but too much disinformation has been spread in this thread. They DO have a warranty, it happens to be less convenient than Dell's or HP's because the manufacturer doesn't have any official business in North America. The monitor has 1 year manufacturer waranty which covers for grade A- panels (according to korean laws) dead pixels in the central area if it contains more than 1 defect (think the center square of a 3x3 grid). If you have more than five dead pixels in another section of the screen the panel is also covered by the manufacturer's waranty (I'm no sure if it has to be grouped in a single portion or spread all across the remainder of the grid). IF the monitor is covered by the manufacturer's waranty the screen has to be sent back to Korea for repair at a cost of close to 100$.

I think there is also a possibility in the first 14 days to send back the monitor the the seller in case of a defect.

Please correct the facts about the Korean monitors
post #108 of 114
manyak i got the zr30w for the resolution and input lag. paid a hefty price just for that. i'm not gonna spend another 200-$300 just to correct a monitors whiteness. the monitor generally has better colors than all my other monitors and by itself its not that noticeable. i have 4 monitors up and they all show whites better than it. i mean c'mon white is a pretty basic color. why should we spend a grand just to be told we should spend another $300 to correct the color. they should at least calibrate it once perfectly. but there's no way of doing that being that we all have different cards. there should be at least some preset downloads.
i guess i could go to the gpu ctrl panel and try to manually calibrate it myself. but who does that? lol
    
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post #109 of 114
@linkdiablo

Nobody says there isn't a warrany. We said it is a negative due to the fact it's over seas.


They allow dead pixels which Dell and HP do not allow. Please reread the thread we understand it has a warranty. But it's no where a good as the others
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post #110 of 114
the korean monitors might as well add $100 to their price tag. its to their gain. and they can offer a real warranty with free return shipping like hp and dell.
dells and hps do allow return on dead pixels. it just depends on how the customer pushes... they must be crazy thinking ppl are gonna spend a thousand bucks+ on a monitor and live with dead pixels.
    
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