Originally Posted by johnwillyums
As I reported the other day, my 2720MDP, which I've used for just four evenings now, seems a good one. It does not have any dead or stuck pixels and the initial worrying flicker has been cured by using a regular UK power lead into the brick, rather than the one provided with a UK plug adapter.
Also it scales everything very well. All my movies, whether hi def or not, scale up to fill the screen. Similarly, it plays ordinary, low definition TV, as well as HD TV perfectly. The presence of a scaler was the deciding factor in choosing this model over the other, cheaper, versions, which I believe don't have a scaler. That and the adjustable stand.
However I have to say I'm slightly disappointed over all.
I have been using a Dell 2408WFP for the last few years. It still works perfectly, and I've got them both up on my desk. I'm not running them as a dual display, partly because it taxes my Nvidia GTX 260, but mainly because I don't know a way to have 16x10 on one panel and 16x9 on the other. I tried it' but if I have the Crossover as my main monitor, my Dell becomes 16x9 and looks crap. Any input on that issue would be welcome:)
I'm not sure what kind of panel the Dell is, it's not TN or IPS, however I think it's better than the Crossover. The viewing angles are much better on the Dell, as are the blacks.
I'm not completely sure, but I don't believe I have a light bleed problem on the Crossover, but there is a glare from the screen. This seems to mean that there are lots of good shades of grey, but no true blacks. Having the monitor on with no input gives a fairly good even colouration , but it is a dull black/grey. The black screen on the Dell is totally black.
I being a bit picky here I know, I'm still very pleased with my purchase and intend to keep it as my main monitor (I think). Movies and TV look great. The extra screen space is wonderful, especially now that most movies are 16x9. The Dell displays 16x9 movies with a black band at the top and bottom, and this reduces the picture even more. So the Crossover looks huge in comparison.
I suppose I expected to be "wowed" more than I am, but I would still recommend this model to anyone. It is amazing for the money, even the build quality is a lot better than I had expected.
Cheers, John Williams:)