The response time is a consequence of the IPS architecture, and should not worry you at all. The Dell Ultrasharp line is very good and has a nice performance/$ ratio. There may be some alternatives, like the Asus Pro line, but your argument about the service available locally for the Dell makes me say: look no further.
Thanks very much, Harm.
And, and thanks again.
Will let you know how the computer turns out.
The U2410 has an HDMI input, where the U2711 doesn't. If you plan on using a monitor for real time monitoring using a Matrox MX02 Mini, for example, this works well. I suggest a dual monitor layout where a U2711 (or the "P" lower cost, professional counterpart) is used for your desktop, and a U2410 is used specifically for real time monitoring. This will let you see exactly what the video will look like on an interlaced TV (if your input/output device supports HDMI out 1920x1080i). This is essential as I have been receiving many spots as "files" where incorrect field issues abound. It's obvious that they were never looked at on a "TV" monitor, only on their editor's program (progressive) desktop monitor. It's also 1920x1200, and handles HD formats.
The U2410 also reproduces colors quite well.
Thanks for noting this, but i think there's some mistake; i was watching the review movie on cnet (http://reviews.cnet.com/lcd-monitors/dell-ultrasharp-u2711/4505-3174_7-33913833.html?tag=c ontentMain;contentBody) which indicates there are both HDMI display port and composite, and shows the side of the display, and though low quality, i can see the HDMI port, or so i think.
If however, you are looking at cnets tech spec page (http://reviews.cnet.com/lcd-monitors/dell-ultrasharp-u2711/4507-3174_7-33913833.html),
then you are correct, HDMI seems lacking on the signal input list, which i assume is the connetion port.
When you compare this to cnets tech spec of the U2410 - http://reviews.cnet.com/lcd-monitors/dell-ultrasharp-u2410/4507-3174_7-33772972.html -
then clearly it is on the list.
Nevertheless, looking at the specifications tab for the Dell U2711 page on the Dell website - http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=dhs&cs=19&sku=224-8284&b aynote_bnrank=0&baynote_irrank=0&~ck=baynoteSearch - there does seem to be an HDMI port (and i have pasted the list below).
CONNECTIVITYHigh Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI)2 Digital Visual Interface connectors (DVI-D) with HDCPDisplayPort (DP)Video Graphics Array (VGA)Component VideoComposite Video1 USB 2.0 upstream port4 USB 2.0 downstream ports8 in 1 Media readerDC power connector for Dell Soundbar
SO, if the connetivity list includes HDMI, does that not mean that the U2711 does have an HDMI port?
This is really important and i am very wary of Dell, have been misinformed by its reps in the past, so if anyone is aware that the UltraShart U2711 display lacks an HDMI port, please let me know, because i should like to cut back on further expenses such as the Matrox MX02 Mini, though it does appear sweet.
Dell's User Guide documentation on their web site shows the Dell U2711 to have a HDMI port, so I think that you can count on it.
Dell's site is not unique here; downloading the User's Manual for many items (motherboards, laptops, etc.) can be very useful to determine what is REALLY included with the item. And while User Manuals can have mistakes in them, those mistakes seem MUCH less frequent than mistakes from salespeople and on various "specifications" web sites.
much appreciated info.
Your absolutely right. I overlooked the HDMI for the U2711. But I still encourage you to have a separate monitor (at least a ATSC TV with an HDMI input) if you're posting for broadcast TV. You cannot verify your video on a progressive monitor.
Hi all. Just to let you know, i got my Dell U2711, it is connected to my new machine, and i adore it, so clear and crisp, with SD and 2 USB ports.
As for my new machine, i cant as yet comment, am currently installing CS5 web premium, but it does look promising.
Thanks again for your help.
I read this thread with interest about DELL U2711.
In my workflow i often have to switch very often between the difference IN-ports (for ex. HDMI and display port or HDMI and RGB/YUV).
How can this behandeld quickly. Are there special bottens (like a professional preview monitor has) or is this only possibe by entering the menue-part.
Thanks for information, klfi
There are no dedicated "input buttons" on the Dell Ultrasharp series. There are a series of touch buttons that enter the input switch menu with one button touch, and then you would have to cursor up and down to select the input you want. Not too terribly time consuming.
Hi Klifi, Erv.The Dell U2711 has an HDMI port at the bottom of the display/monitor, in an almost impossible place to reach, but i suppose once its connected, i can leave it there. See picture attache, it shows the base of the screen, which is also in the back of the screen.Nevertheless, this monitor renders a beautiful, amazing image/picture and i'm extremelypleazzzed with it, its colors intensly bright, saturated &deep, my thing now, is just looking at the desktop wall paperAnd thanks to Harm and Jim (JEShort01) for helping me choose it.The input Source btns in the attchd pict below, shows the input source btn, but i'm too inexperienced with it as yet, havent actually started working (still need to get a UPS and am dealing with my laptop for now, to reinstall its OS etc...) and i dont now what YUV (as opposed to RGB) is.I hope this hlps.