Originally Posted by jameschisholm
Edit: Masscrazy, is the graininess really that bad?
BEFORE I BEGIN - so to show how much grain there is i thought I'd try to replicate the amount of grain by screenshoting my desktop and adding noise in Photoshop. So as I went to do so, i realised something. My 2407WFP ALSO has grain. Not as much but its bloddy there too. So all these years I used the monitor the grain never got to me or was obvious to me. Its only while I compared it did I find that the U2711 and 2407WFP are very similar, and due to the large resolution (or is it the screen size) the grain is more apparent.
AND, watching the grainest movie I have Meet Joe Black just because the U2711 needs to expand the image more, the grain is more noticeble, otherwise its grainy on both monitors and in general.
So i'll keep what i've written below and add a note in green where I've changed my mind based on the similarities I've just noticed.
On web browsing, does very well, yes again there is grain but nothing which will hinder you from browsing pleasurably.
On movies, its okish. First because of its resolution, but if you have a 1080p/720p movie its better than dvd res, obviously. You do get grain, but sitting way back you cant tell so much. If you're main purpose is to watch movies then forget it. Its good enough but there are better ways to watch movies. I must say though its alot better than my LG LED tv! Actually, if a movie is already grainy you'll get more grain, a movie with no grain you'll get very little grain (just because the image is being stretched).
On games, awesomeness, really, played Burnout paradise, Black ops and NFS shift all look awesome great colours, no screen tear, I dont believe there to be any lag or ghosting (but best to see pro reviews on this bit) as a layman the games look and perform perfect for me. I think this is where the monitor is best (based on having only little time with it and played games only for a short while, but still).
On your eyes, make sure you have decent eye sight, text especially is very small as you'd expect from a very high res, I love it.
On viewing angles, errm yes its ok no worse than the 2407WFP, where you get the worst effect is with plain black screen, viewing head on its fine, from an angle looks to bleed quite a bit.So basically its very similar to the 2407WFP, but because of the higher res (or screen size) you see more grain than with the 2047, but both do have noticeable grain, and i suspect so does any monitor with AG coating
I dont think any monitor is perfect but Dell in general and this U2711 is damn good. The inputs, height adjustment, oozes quality. Would have been almost perfect with less AG maybe even glass, though would have looked out of place with the other Dell monitors.
Let me know if any of that is unclear.Edited by masscrazy - 1/8/12 at 11:15am