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Dell 31.5" Full-HD IPS Monitor with HDMI

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pupyluvr


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I have only used mine for a brief time but it's big and if you use Clear Type in Windows the text is nice.

xAffliction


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I like mine pretty well, considering price.

If you haven't used a large-format monitor before, know that the pixel pitch on 1080 is noticeable at desk-length (less than 2-3 ft) viewing at this size.

glawas


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I bought one from here a few weeks back. It is important to note that this monitor does not have a DVI port. I didn't pay much attention to that when purchasing. I kind of took for granted that all monitors had all the standard ports. All the same, this monitor only has VGA and HDMI.

AutobahnSHO


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glawas wrote: It is important to note that this monitor does not have a DVI port. .



Good looking out!!

You can get DVI to HDMI cables for not much on Woot's daddy site.

spacely


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Am I correct in assuming, based on the photos, that the viewing height in not adjustable, only the viewing angle? It can be tilted up and down, but not slid up and down?

Nechushtan


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Anyone know if this can be used as a TV, ie connected to a cable box or Tivo?

waynetan


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Nechushtan wrote:Anyone know if this can be used as a TV, ie connected to a cable box or Tivo?



Yes, you can! Using HDMI cable.

waynetan


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spacely wrote:Am I correct in assuming, based on the photos, that the viewing height in not adjustable, only the viewing angle? It can be tilted up and down, but not slid up and down?



yes, you cant adjust the height. only about 5-8 degree forward and backward.

spacely


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waynetan wrote:Anyone know if this can be used as a TV, ie connected to a cable box or Tivo?


Yes and no. Picture but no sound. No speakers. You'd need a soundbar or something coming off your cable box.

Nechushtan


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spacely wrote:Yes and no. Picture but no sound. No speakers. You'd need a soundbar or something coming off your cable box.



Yea, I plan to run audio through a receiver (I refuse to use any TV's built in sound...), I just wasn't sure if whatever required handshaking for TV is supported by this monitor.

jasonwilk


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Anybody see a refresh rate anywhere?

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jasonwilk


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jasonwilk wrote:Anybody see a refresh rate anywhere?



Best I can tell it's between 50 and 60 Hz... meh

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joelgaryberman


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I bought two of these for my office last month, they are clear, economical, and text is fine with Clear Type. Less customization and features than more expensive flat screens, but enough to keep the minions happy.

shodan30


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waynetan wrote:Yes, you can! Using HDMI cable.



Just keep in mind that it does not have speakers. You will have to finagle your way to get sound, which can be a pain in the ass since you are assumedly using your HDMI to connect to the Monitor, then have to hope you have another output to split off the sound.

fuzzbox


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A 31-inch monitor with 1080 lines of resolution? Might as well be offering a Tube TV. At that size, you need at minimum 1920x1200, if not 2560x1440 or more.

Your cell phone is likely to have 1920x1080 resolution.

araczynski


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fuzzbox wrote:A 31-inch monitor with 1080 lines of resolution? Might as well be offering a Tube TV. At that size, you need at minimum 1920x1200, if not 2560x1440 or more.

Your cell phone is likely to have 1920x1080 resolution.



This isn't meant to be the main monitor, its typically a side monitor dedicated to dumber tasks (i.e. not pcmr gaming) that you can keep a good distance away from your face and still be perfectly readable.

...and for people with vision problems I guess.... and a console gaming monitor in a pinch

TRossi85


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jasonwilk wrote:Anybody see a refresh rate anywhere?



On the Dell website, it says 1920 x 1080 at 60 Hz

http://www.dell.com/en-ca/shop/dell-32-monitor-d3218hn/apd/210-anej/monitors-flat-screen-lcd-computer-displays#polaris-pd

Hope that helps

davidnordyke


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Anyone have any issues with it being "glossy?"

slambram


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fuzzbox wrote:A 31-inch monitor with 1080 lines of resolution? Might as well be offering a Tube TV. At that size, you need at minimum 1920x1200, if not 2560x1440 or more.



The difference between 1080 and 1200 - even at this size, is nil.

Kicoman


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They make great digital signage units!

Affordable and easy

idontkn1


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Kicoman wrote:They make great digital signage units!

Affordable and easy



Thank you, it amazes me how snarky the hi res snobs get on this website. There are uses for monitors outside of high end gaming or professional image editing. We have a couple of monitors very similar to these at work that are used for informational/sign in boards that are perfect for the job. We paid close to a hundred bucks more for ours about 6 months ago. With a little finagling this would work well in a dorm/small apartment environment as a jack of all trades master of none unit.

sremick


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Crap resolution for a monitor this size. Should be 1440 lines at LEAST, preferably more.

We have users who complain about the graininess and fuzzy text w/ 24" monitors they've gone rogue and ordered for themselves w/ only 1920x1080 resolution. 1200 lines is more suitable for 24" which is what we order.

19" monitors are 1080p.... all you're doing is magnifying things and making the pixels and blockiness worse.

uni317


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I've been using this for several weeks and I love it. It replaced a dual monitor set up in my lab. I do data analysis and write papers and it's perfect for my needs and for a great price.

Wooter578271797


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Does this have a speaker built in?

MuyEscandalo


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The term "Full HD" needs to die. I have a Cinema Display from around 2004 with a higher resolution than this.
$150 is a great deal for this monitor but the marketing BS with monitors is what brings us "HD" notebooks with 1366*768 displays.

philipnew


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Might work well with rapberry pi for something. Maybe a magic mirror?

slambram


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sremick wrote:Crap resolution for a monitor this size. Should be 1440 lines at LEAST, preferably more.

We have users who complain about the graininess and fuzzy text w/ 24" monitors they've gone rogue and ordered for themselves w/ only 1920x1080 resolution. 1200 lines is more suitable for 24" which is what we order.

19" monitors are 1080p.... all you're doing is magnifying things and making the pixels and blockiness worse.



Thank you for your explanation. :-)

ThunderThighs


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slambram wrote:FFS, before launching into yet another dissertation on screen resolution vs. size, at least glance at the prior comments.

Better yet, just assume we know what we're buying, and you don't know what it's being used for.




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slambram


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ThunderThighs wrote:



Sorry, forgot where I was. :-) Fixed.

jlsenn


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slambram wrote:Sorry, forgot where I was. :-) Fixed.



Well played! LOL

Wooter616675800


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This seems like a great deal! Cant wait to see what the hubby thinks about it!

kennyboy020


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sremick wrote:Crap resolution for a monitor this size. Should be 1440 lines at LEAST, preferably more.

We have users who complain about the graininess and fuzzy text w/ 24" monitors they've gone rogue and ordered for themselves w/ only 1920x1080 resolution. 1200 lines is more suitable for 24" which is what we order.

19" monitors are 1080p.... all you're doing is magnifying things and making the pixels and blockiness worse.



Bought one of these a few weeks ago. It's a great monitor. Text is crystal clear and easy to read. Color is good and seems fairly accurate. Keep in mind you'll need to use HDMI to get a nice, clear image. VGA on any screen will be blurry. These doubly so.

It's funny how just a few years ago a 31" 1080 monitor would be the bees knees, now it's considered garbage by some people.

MuyEscandalo


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kennyboy020 wrote:Bought one of these a few weeks ago. It's a great monitor. Text is crystal clear and easy to read. Color is good and seems fairly accurate. Keep in mind you'll need to use HDMI to get a nice, clear image. VGA on any screen will be blurry. These doubly so.

It's funny how just a few years ago a 31" 1080 monitor would be the bees knees, now it's considered garbage by some people.



That's not true, A Samsung Galaxy S4 released in 2013 had the same resolution and a 30" Dell in 2006 produced 2560x1600. 1080 isn't anything to be excited about on a 30" display.