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| p.1 #1 · HP ZR30W 30" LCD = POS |
This is just a heads up to anyone thinking of getting HP's top of the line, 30" wide gamut display: the ZR30W.
you can read my review on amazon:
basically, i'm on my 5th monitor.
The first two had cyan-magenta colorshifts across 50% of the monitor. I bitched at them, and finally got them to send me a brand new unit for the 3rd replacement. It had a slight color shift; so I just said screw it and decided to live with it....until 1 year later, when the power grid failed and it developed a 1 pixel wide yellow stripe from top to bottom on the monitor.
I had them send me another unit (told them I wanted a new one, but apparently it was refurbished). It had a dead pixel and banding issues. Now I get the 5th replacement in the mail today. I fired up photoshop, filled the canvas w/ black, and i'm sitting here looking at 30 + dead pixels like it's a starry night. A few minutes later, something happened with the refresh rate, and it started flashing horizontal lines across the screen--it was painful to even look at it.
IF you have a ZR30W and are having issues, DEMAND that they send you a new monitor and not a refurbished POS.
IF you are thinking of getting this monitor, SAVE YOUR MONEY and buy an NEC or a LaCie --hell, even an apply display would be light years better.