REVIEW: Dell 2707WFP Part 5
The connectors on the Dell 2707WFP are located in an easily accessible section on the back of the monitor: power connection, electricity connection for the optional sound bar, DVI-D (digital), D-Sub (analogue), Component Y/Pb/Pr Video, Composite Video, S-Video, USB Uplink port on the 4-socket USB hub and two USB ports.
As well as the usual signal inputs, the 2707WFP also includes numerous video inputs.
The memory card reader on the left side of the monitor supports the following memory cards: Compact Flash Type I/II card (CF I/II), CF-Formfactor ATA-Hard-drive-to-USB 2.0-Bus, Smart Media Card (SMC), Memory Stick-Card (MS), High Speed Memory Stick (HSMS), Memory Stick Pro card (MS PRO), Memory Stick Duo (with adaptor), Secure Digital card (SD), Mini Secure Digital (with adaptor), TransFlash card (with adaptor), Multi Media Card (MMC), MultiMedia cards of reduced size (with adaptor).
Two USB connectors and a 9-in-2 memory card reader can be found on the left side.
When we tested the functionality of the USB connections and the card reader, we found nothing conspicuous; the USB devices and SD cards we connected worked with no difficulty.
The variety of connections demonstrated by the Dell 2707WFP is exemplary and makes it clear that the monitor is intended for multi-media use. There are only few LCD monitors that have a comparable range of connectors. The icing on the cake would have been a HDMI input, but at least the DVI-D input supports HDCP copy protection.
The Dell 2707WFP has six buttons including the power button. The remaining five buttons are used for navigating the menu or for selecting certain functions directly.
The button allows the user to switch inputs. The button activates and deactivates the Picture in Picture and Picture by Picture display functions. The button calls up the OSD. The and buttons are used to navigate the menu and set values. Outside of the OSD, this button calls up the brightness and contrast menus. The monitor can be switched on and off using the button.
Input display (left) and the buttons on the Dell 2707WFP. The brightness of the LED is pleasant; only the power LED glows significantly brighter and could be disturbingly bright in a darkened room.
The input display informs the user about the input that is currently active by means of LED: 1 = D-Sub VGA, 2 = DVI-D, 3 = S-Video, 4 = Composite Video and 5 = Component Video. If the Picture in Picture (PiP) or Picture by Picture(PbP) modes are active, both inputs that are in use are shown on the input display.
The functions and settings of the OSD are described in detail below:
Top: Main menu in PC mode: active input D-Sub (analogue) or DVI-D (digital).
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