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Originally Posted by De-Zant View Post
Here they don't cost a lot. They just aren't for sale. Not to be found anywhere.

I was lucky to catch this one.
The people that have them must be holding onto them pretty well

Oh by the way, does your monitor still have the anti-glare coating on it? I just remembered, you can remove it (without risk of damage) to make it a lot more vivid.
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post #82 of 91
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The people that have them must be holding onto them pretty well

Oh by the way, does your monitor still have the anti-glare coating on it? I just remembered, you can remove it (without risk of damage) to make it a lot more vivid.
I'm not sure actually. Touching the monitor, it feels like solid glass on the surface. When it's off, It's like a glossy LCD but the reflection is blurry.
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post #83 of 91
I used to have a 22" Mistubishi Diamondtron Aperture Grill CRT (same as the Sony Trinitron). 120 Hz was so smooth on them. Too bad mine broke.

The images on CRT's were much sharper/harder. LCD are more soft and blurry (even the good ones).
post #84 of 91
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I'm not sure actually. Touching the monitor, it feels like solid glass on the surface. When it's off, It's like a glossy LCD but the reflection is blurry.
Yeah you have the AG coating still on. If you remove the bezel of the monitor you'll see it like a sticker on the glass. You can just peel it right off.

But if you have a lot of light in the room you might get glare if you do, so it's your choice.
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Thank you for all the replies

I decided to order the Dell U2311H, it will be from Amazon.de, as soon as I'm back home next Saturday I'll order it!
    
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Thank you for all the replies

I decided to order the Dell U2311H, it will be from Amazon.de, as soon as I'm back home next Saturday I'll order it!
Have fun with it, it's a great monitor especially for the price.

Possibly the ultimate purchase justification is to put it next to your old monitor and compare the two with images/films etc running on both. When I did with mine I felt sick that I had been using a TN all these years!

Personally I'm too scared to take my AG coating off... and it would void the excellent Dell warranty I'd guess..?

Remember to calibrate it a bit when you get it set up, mine was pretty close from the factory, but definitely turn the brightness down at least (mine at around 30% looks pretty good).
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Yeah you have the AG coating still on. If you remove the bezel of the monitor you'll see it like a sticker on the glass. You can just peel it right off.

But if you have a lot of light in the room you might get glare if you do, so it's your choice.
I read somewhere though that it's easy to damage the vertical polarizer when you remove the AG coating, since it now sits exposed with the U2711H, or does that not apply to the U2311H?
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buy an IPS,
you will nevers go back
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I read somewhere though that it's easy to damage the vertical polarizer when you remove the AG coating, since it now sits exposed with the U2711H, or does that not apply to the U2311H?
We were talking about a CRT there - it's just a sticker on glass
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The people that have them must be holding onto them pretty well
You're telling me.

I've been looking about every 4 days or so on craigslist to see if somebody is selling a 30" IPS. It just doesn't happen often, if ever; and I live in a very populated city.

I did find someone selling a 3007WFP once for $500 because unbeknownst to them, they weren't using a DL DVI connection on their video card and thought the monitor was broken.
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