Color Consistency

Building on the 5-point testing we did in the Dell U2711 review, we’ve added testing at 9 different points across the LCD. To test this, we take our best center calibration profile and then test Delta E performance at 9 different places on the display.

We’ve seen before how localized calibration profiles are on the G2410H, and the X270W is no exception. Performance at other points on the monitor simply differs, and gets on average 0.75 Delta E worse at any given point that isn’t dead center. There’s obviously partially the backlighting uniformity to blame, but we’ll show later that it doesn’t quite match this circular falloff of Delta E performance we’ve measured.

Tracking is reasonably acceptable along the edges, but does average 2.42 as opposed to our relatively stellar 1.67 performance at the center.

Analysis: Color Quality Analysis: Brightness and Contrast
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  • LouieIV - Tuesday, May 18, 2010 - link

    Why are monitors still coming out without displayport???
  • pjladyfox - Tuesday, May 18, 2010 - link

    You will probably want to look for a Sony GDM-FW900 CRT display. These can do DVI output via a BNC-to-DVI cable which I've personally used myself back when I had one:

    Failing that you will want to look for any CRT that has BNC connectors on it since, as you already noted, finding a CRT with a DVI-D connector is going to be next to impossible.
  • JarredWalton - Tuesday, May 18, 2010 - link

    As far as I know, if you use something like a DVI to BNC adapter, all you're doing is getting the DVI-A signal. In fact, I don't think anyone ever made a CRT that uses DVI-D for the signal. I'm not sure it matters, though, since ultimately the signal has to be analog on the CRTs. The problem is the GDM-FW900 is hard to find, and if you can find one they're used and cost $500+. (Not to mention they weigh a ton. LOL)
  • pjladyfox - Tuesday, May 18, 2010 - link

    That's true however the OP did not specify DVI-D over DVI-I. ^_^ But you are right that there never was a CRT made that had DVI-D output since that was when they were transitioning that tech over the LCD's. However, at least you have a starting point for finding a monitor locally 'tho while the FW900 is expensive it's pretty much the pinnacle of CRT displays.
  • Craig234 - Tuesday, May 18, 2010 - link

    I logged in, wrote a several paragraph review over 5 minues, and hit post and it lots the post with 'you need to login'.

    So a 1 paragraph summary:

    I bought it after XP21 $2300 and Sony XP900 CRT's for gaming/web, I like bright and colorful and no screendoor, and I like this monitor as a 'sweet spot' that looks very good with good value.
  • prof.yustas - Tuesday, May 18, 2010 - link

    I know a lot of people who really want to see HP ZR24W reviewed. Are you going to review it? It would be nice if you could compare HP ZR24W to DELL U2410.

  • Brian Klug - Friday, May 21, 2010 - link

    Oops, I forgot to reply. The ZR24W is on its way, and I'm eager to test it out! ;)

  • Ninjahedge - Tuesday, May 18, 2010 - link

    I was a bit hopeful on this, but they all like to scale down the vertical resolution so it is really not much more desktop space.

    This is a gamer/vid screen, not a workspace.

    It is hard, ever since I picked up my existing old school 20" dells (1600x1200) and have them hooked side-by-side, getting a single to match the desktop space is almost impossible (the 30" at 2560x1600 would be GREAT!, but $1200???? I can get a full size TV or a "MidRange Gamers System" for that! ;) )

    It would be nice to start side stepping like I did with my last config (a 1600x1200 with a 17" in portrait mode rotated next to it) and put a wider monitor with the same vertical resolution and dot pitch next to it. Otherwise, I think I am just going to have to wait for teh Colossus Screens to come down below $1000!
  • erple2 - Tuesday, May 18, 2010 - link

    You do realize why the 30" screen costs so much more, right? Nearly double the actual pixel count is one of the reasons. Using a better (and more expensive) screen technology is another. Those 30" 1200+ dollar monitors will still look substantially better than any consumer grade TV you can buy (and pretty much anything you see at any retail store will be consumer grade). There's a reason why they cost that much.

    Curiously, bigger is NOT always better in the case of monitors. Something that so few people seem to understand...
  • juzz86 - Tuesday, May 18, 2010 - link

    I dunno mate, I have a HP LP3065 and it's the best I've ever seen! I do agree though, in the case of going bigger you definitely have to drop more money to see an improvement.

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