Thanks for continuing to write what are, IMHO, the best monitor reviews on the net!
I recently took a look at the German review of HP's ZR2440w with Google translate, and was delighted
to discover another "Very Good" monitor that supports 24p! However, I couldn't help but notice that it
scored only "+" for DVD with external devices in comparison to "++" via PC.
Can you elaborate on this?
Currently, I use the Samsung SyncMaster 245t; quite the heavy lifter back in 2007, however my
model lacks the firmware for much needed additional aspect ratio options (e.g. 1:1 is not possible on
HDMI, there is ~5% overscan!). It also has an audible fan, the AR coating is noticable from 30cm distance,
there is no sRGB emulation on this wide gamut panel, and occasionally there are motion artifacts with
action games (I forget if they have a specific name, but I believe they're normal for this panel and
very speedy high contrast content?).
The ZR2240w looks like it might be a real upgrade in that it offers 24p, aspect ratio control, silent
operation, and proper sRGB emulation. I can do without the analog ports. But I have to ask,
what is the AR coating like on this model? Is this really the upgrade I think it is?