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Originally Posted by AzO;12109920 
I'm also looking at this DoubleSight 30". It's pretty much barebones, would you recommend?

All IPS panels are made by LG AFAIK, and being that it's H-IPS, my guess is that it's the same panel that's in both the Dell and ZR30w. That doesn't say much though, as gamut and accuracy are just as dependent on the backlight and circuitry as on the panel itself.

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Originally Posted by AzO;12147847 
Display performance wise the U3011 and ZR30w are neck and neck.

It's not "cheaping out" but more about buying what I need. If there was a need for two GTX 580s in SLi then that's what I'll get.

If I don't need all the extra inputs and functions why spend more on something that I will not use?

I like Dell's zero bright pixel policy but at the same time I don't need all the fancy options therefore I'm trying to figure out if it's worth paying an extra $230 for the Dell's zero bright pixel policy.

You're forgetting one very important feature on the U3011 - sRGB mode. Most applications (including all games) are color-unaware, and all their graphics were made for viewing on standard sRGB monitors. When viewed on a wide gamut display sometimes they can look really, really weird and unnatural, especially when it comes to things like skin tones.

Then again, the HP has a bit less lag, so meh. I guess just decide which is more important, the lag or the colors.
Edited by Manyak - 1/27/11 at 12:08am
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post #12 of 24
I have the U3011, and I am well pleased with it. B/t the Dell and the HP, the HP is better for gaming, but Dell offers more features and better customer service/replacement policy. The 21 day guaranteed return is what really swayed me to Dell.

Be patient, I found the U3011 for $1029 + tax with a Dell coupon code, which makes it only marginally more expensive than the ZR30w.
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post #13 of 24
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Pulled the trigger on two ZR30w yesterday with overnight shipping. *cross fingers on no dead/bright pixels* then again, it's going to be really hard to spot anyway.
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you're gonna love it! congrats!
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post #15 of 24
Congrats. I had to make this same decision a month ago, I'm a gamer and research showed the ZR30w to outperform the dell. Mine came in perfect condition and I must say the colors on this thing are beautiful and I have not noticed one bit of input lag. Enjoy!
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post #16 of 24
I have the HP30 and love it, it is an amazing monitor and though I have not used the U3011 if it is anything like the 3007 or 3008 (which isn't supposed to be) it sucks for gaming on. I have used the 3007 and 3008 and decided to go with a HP30 this time around. the input lag is amazing and I cant see any effects in the monitor like I could with the 3007-8.

I am also guessing that either monitor would be rock solid, I have heard great things about the u3011 but it was not round when I bought my HP30 so. but still if I was to know what I know now I would still buy the HP30.

anyways congrats and hope you love it as much as I do
post #17 of 24
um what? the input lag from 3008's were due to it having a scaler

I may be a bit biased since I run 3x3007 wfp-hc's, but even those w/ hyper sensitivity to input lag have yet to complain about the 3007's
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post #18 of 24
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um what? the input lag from 3008's were due to it having a scaler

I may be a bit biased since I run 3x3007 wfp-hc's, but even those w/ hyper sensitivity to input lag have yet to complain about the 3007's
Ya I have used 1x3007 WFP-HC and wasn't happy with it, was it bad - no, was it unplayable - no, was it noticeable - YES. They are old school panels, the u3011 and HP30 are completely different and the input lag is much faster.

and yes I understand the scaler on the 3008, doesn't change the fact that it is a bad monitor for gaming.
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guess I never noticed it, oh well ...different strokes for different folks

again kudos op
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post #20 of 24
I use a 3007wfp-hc for gaming, and have not noticed input lagg. Howerver I have heard these have some of the lowest input lagg of all 30" because it doesnt have the built in scaler. The non hc 3007 and 3008 do suffer somewhat from input lagg from what I had read. I have not had a chance to use either however.
    
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