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    Re: Dell 2408FPW or Dell E248WFP: Dillemma

    Quote Originally Posted by shadowneo View Post
    Thank you very much for confirming those things for me Shameless, and also for taking the pics aswell!!
    No problem, im glad to have helped!
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    Re: Dell 2408FPW or Dell E248WFP: Dillemma

    2709 currently £440 inc vat.

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    Re: Dell 2408FPW or Dell E248WFP: Dillemma

    Hey mate. First time poster here, just saw your thread come up in Google when I was looking for some advice on the Dell E248WFP.

    First up, great review + pics, was really nice to see pictures of the two monitors side by side. Quite hard to come by. I've just bought the E248 for AUD $380 delivered reduced from $500, which equates to about GBP 180.

    I noticed you calibrated the monitor back on the first page, I don't suppose you would still have the settings for that and mind sharing them please? Would also be good if you could run through the steps involved.

    Many thanks

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    Re: Dell 2408FPW or Dell E248WFP: Dillemma

    Quote Originally Posted by phantom220 View Post
    Hey mate. First time poster here, just saw your thread come up in Google when I was looking for some advice on the Dell E248WFP.

    First up, great review + pics, was really nice to see pictures of the two monitors side by side. Quite hard to come by. I've just bought the E248 for AUD $380 delivered reduced from $500, which equates to about GBP 180.

    I noticed you calibrated the monitor back on the first page, I don't suppose you would still have the settings for that and mind sharing them please? Would also be good if you could run through the steps involved.

    Many thanks
    Hi Phantom, Firstly I hope you like the E248WFP!

    Ok, to colour calibration... Do you own a Pantone Huey? Unfortunatly if you dont i cant really help appart from giving you the RGB values i thought were the most natural. The reason is Huey runs in software, as windows starts up Huey does and adjusts the colour and brightness.

    If you dont own or cannot borrow a huey try these RGB values in Colour Presets> Custom

    R: 96
    G: 98
    B: 100

    Sorry i cant help any more than that! Any other questions just hit me back, Id be happy to help.
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    Re: Dell 2408FPW or Dell E248WFP: Dillemma

    Hi,don't know if this as already been posted?
    But the 2408 supposidly had a FW revision middle of July.Might have fixed a few things,like high Input Lag you read about.You can't do the FW upgrade yourself.


    Cheers BOB

    ps DOH,read this thread a few times,but missed it this time.
    Last edited by bibio; 03-08-2008 at 12:19 PM.

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    Re: Dell 2408FPW or Dell E248WFP: Dillemma

    Hi,great warranty service.Iv'e had(well had) a 2405 for 3yrs in sept.
    Bought it off eBay.
    Its had a bit of a prob for a while,with warranty coming to a end,i contacted Dell(UK),couple of days back.Tech guy was extremely helpful etc,i sent him some pics.Got me sent out another monitor the next day.
    Its a 2407 rev A04(last rev)in mint condition(a lot of these monitors get sent back ie if peeps don't like the Rev No etc,new rev comes out etc).Could have been a 2408,but after reading up,i'm happy with the 2407 A04.Peeps are picky with these thou,most peeps prob won't even notice some of the little issues.


    Cheers BOB

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    Re: Dell 2408FPW or Dell E248WFP: Dillemma

    My E248 came today, have to say so far I'm quite impressed with it. Silly as it sounds, the extra 2" over my 22" is noticeable.

    Anyway, just had a quick question, the pixel mapping option in the OSD is grayed out, how can I turn it on?

    Cheers

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    Re: Dell 2408FPW or Dell E248WFP: Dillemma

    Hi,not sure,but i couldn't get/change 1.1 pxel etc in settings,with 2407.But that was with 1920 x 1200(so obvious answer).Change GFX card to output a lesser resolution,then you can select 1.1 & get the appropriate size image on screen,with black borders etc.

    Cheers BOB

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    Re: Dell 2408FPW or Dell E248WFP: Dillemma

    Dell seem to have put prices up across moniors

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    Re: Dell 2408FPW or Dell E248WFP: Dillemma

    Quote Originally Posted by bibio View Post
    Hi,not sure,but i couldn't get/change 1.1 pxel etc in settings,with 2407.But that was with 1920 x 1200(so obvious answer).Change GFX card to output a lesser resolution,then you can select 1.1 & get the appropriate size image on screen,with black borders etc.

    Cheers BOB
    Last time I looked, you could perform 1:1 pixel mapping through ATI and Nvidia drivers - is that not the case?
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    Re: Dell 2408FPW or Dell E248WFP: Dillemma

    Hi,2407 is 1920 x 1200,connected via DVI.Just tried setting it to a lower resolution,set to 'don't scale',in Niv control Panel.And it did show a small pic with black borders all around it.Not sure if its 1:1 pixel mapping thou?,bit since i read about it.
    Also i have 2407 driver installed,which Niv panel shows.Don't know if this setting(sending signal,to tell panel to 1:1 pixel map) panel to 1:1 pixel mapping,because 'don't scale' is selected ?
    Some re-reading up required ,if i get the chance.


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    Re: Dell 2408FPW or Dell E248WFP: Dillemma

    Hi,this seems to say you can,but for some reason?you can't with some monitors.

    http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/articles/widescreen.htm


    Mind to do it with monitor as in question posted,you have to send monitor a lower reolution than the monitors.This will be upscaled etc & fill screen,but then you can select 1:1 pixel mapping etc etc.

    Cheers BOB

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    Re: Dell 2408FPW or Dell E248WFP: Dillemma

    Quote Originally Posted by phantom220 View Post
    My E248 came today, have to say so far I'm quite impressed with it. Silly as it sounds, the extra 2" over my 22" is noticeable.

    Anyway, just had a quick question, the pixel mapping option in the OSD is grayed out, how can I turn it on?

    Cheers
    Thats strange, mine wasnt greyed... are you putting a signal into the screen?
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    Re: Dell 2408FPW or Dell E248WFP: Dillemma

    Hi,i couldn't pick/use option of 1:1 pixel mapping on Dell 2407(connected via DVI),it just won't let you choose it,if GFX card sending native resolution of panel(1920 x 1200).Prob because theres no need/reason to use it .
    Don't know if connected via VGA,it would give the option?


    Cheers BOB

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    Re: Dell 2408FPW or Dell E248WFP: Dillemma

    Hi,still not sure on 1:1 pixel mapping via GFX card driver,especially if sending say a TV signal 720p etc.you see some peeps having probs.
    One thing 1:1 pixel mapping capable monitor,looks good if you have say a XBox360 etc,Sat Box etc etc connected up to it.



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    Re: Dell 2408FPW or Dell E248WFP: Dillemma

    Hrm. Think I have figured out this little problem. Two things need to happen to get the pixel mapping option. Firstly, you need to let the monitor control scaling/pixel mapping. I know there's an option in my nVidia control panel for this. Secondly, you need to send the monitor a signal with a resolution lower than the monitor's native - in this case less than 1920x1200.

    The pixel mapping should then become an option, as it did for me. All good with the E248 now

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