waterloo87
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UltraSharp 2408WFP rev A01 is here, or so I think

Ok i'm not 100% sure its rev A01 coz I couldn't see any indication of revision number in the back (and trust me I work in IT) and I looked.

But, on the main sheet with the basic instructions it says P/N: ***** rev A01. In the back it does say June 08 too. 

 

I ordered it on June 11th 2 weeks ago when it was at 499$ (200$ off for Dell people choice deals) and I just got it today June 26th. More people should be getting it as that deal was very popular, so we'll see for sure


So far, I hooked it up to my desktop at 1900 x 1200 via DVI w/o any problems.

I'll go try out my 360 via VGA now.

Message Edited by waterloo87 on 06-26-2008 07:33 PM
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sjtsnix
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Re: UltraSharp 2408WFP rev A01 FINALLY HERE


@waterloo87 wrote:

Thats right. I feel so lucky!.

I ordered it on June 11th 2 weeks ago when it was at 499$ (200$ off for Dell people choice deals) and I just got it today June 26th.

 

It says on the back it was made June 08.

So far, I hooked it up to my desktop at 1900 x 1200 via DVI w/o any problems.

 

I'll go try out my 360 via VGA now.


 

Waterloo87,

 

How did you determine this was an "A01"...?   Jimmy_P stated at: 

 

http://www.dellcommunity.com/supportforums/board/message?board.id=dim_monitor&message.id=92492#M92492

 

that: 

 

@DELL-Jimmy_P wrote:


Due to a Dell internal process change many of the 2408's that will ship new with the revised firmware will have a different part number and not a different revision number. The only way you will be able to tell if it's the revised firmware is to check the sharpness setting, if the setting is in multiples of 10 then it is the revised firmware if it's in multiples of 25 then it's not. The part number has nothing to do with the revision but someone decided since we are changing the part number anyway the firmware will be A00 on that part number. I thought it was kind of confusing but it's not my idea;)

 

I will post here when I have a firm date that the new firmware is shipping.

 



so per that post... what is the model number?  Part number?   revision number?

 

 

thanks,

Stephen

 

 

 

Message Edited by sjtsnix on 06-27-2008 01:48 PM
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nmayooran
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Re: UltraSharp 2408WFP rev A01 FINALLY HERE

One quick test to confrim whether ur A01 got the main fix would be navigate to the sharpness screen in the OSD and make sure u can increment by 1s or 10s .. i am not sure .. but its should not be 25s.

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waterloo87
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Re: UltraSharp 2408WFP rev A01 FINALLY HERE

Unfortunately, the sharpness is incrementing by 25. But here is the info: P/N: DW615 rev A01, I will personally send a message to Jimmy and i'll let yall know.
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Deusfaux
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Re: UltraSharp 2408WFP rev A01 FINALLY HERE

This is getting confusing
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waterloo87
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Re: UltraSharp 2408WFP rev A01 FINALLY HERE

Ok, So I was wrong. I finally got an answer from Jimmy himself:

 

"It does not have the revised firmware, the rev A01 part number could be from any part change, the panel or even somthing as simple as a power button."

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superkarts
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Re: UltraSharp 2408WFP rev A01 FINALLY HERE

so how is your version waterloo?

Any apparent aberrations?

like text sharpness issue,input lags,pink tinge,greenish tones etc etc?

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popelife
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Re: UltraSharp 2408WFP rev A01 FINALLY HERE

If there's no revision to firmware in the A01, I think it's unlikely that the text sharpness issue is fixed.

 

As far as I can tell, the text sharpness problem (that is, where small details - most obviously small or thin text - look blobby and irregular, like badly-applied mascara) is caused by the processing in the monitor. I think that pesky sharpness function is to blame - the giveaway is the "ringing" on what ought to be sharp edges (creating a light halo around the edge of dark objects). Just like badly-applied Photoshop unsharp-masking. And the effect gets worse if you turn the sharpness up a notch.

 

Why is the 2408 applying sharpness processing to a 1920 x 1200 DVI signal? For a digital signal, at the native panel resolution, no sharpening or softening should be required, pixels should simply be reproduced exactly the way the computer is spitting them out.

 

I mean, as far as I know, that's how every other digital LCD monitor has functioned in the past. The old 17" Dell LCD I bought nearly ten years ago was nicer to look at than this.

 

I suspect that the sharpening and other processing that the monitor is doing is also responsible for the "input lag" that people are reporting. All that processing takes time.

 

If Dell could add a selectable mode that does away with the pixel processing - even if that means that things like the PIP function would be disabled - I have a strong suspicion that would clear up 85% of owners' complaints, and would actually make it a pretty good computer monitor. I can get by with the colour rendering the way it is, but right now, using mine for, oh I don't know, some rarely encountered computer function like *reading or entering text* makes my head hurt. It took me about five minutes after switching it on to realise something was wrong.

 

I'd return the 2408, but it'd save a lot of arguing with my dealer if Dell could just release a firmware update that made it work properly. Here's hoping. Smiley Wink

 

PS of course I'm glad that there have been some revisions to warrant an A01 designation. Shows that Dell care. So if it's not firmware, can anyone see what *has* changed? 

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popelife
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Re: UltraSharp 2408WFP rev A01 FINALLY HERE

PS - I don't think making the sharpness adjustable in smaller increments is the solution either... as people who've hacked their 2408 already have discovered. We need to be able to switch the sharpening function off altogether.
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superkarts
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Re: UltraSharp 2408WFP rev A01 FINALLY HERE

@popelife

1.How did they hack the 2408WFP to avoid text processing ?

2.What if u set the sharpness to 0.Does that solve the problem ?

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