HP W2408H 24-inch Widescreen LCD Monitor

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HP W2408H 24-inch Widescreen LCD Monitor

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  • Panel type: 24 in Diagonal Widescreen Thin Film Transistor LCD Active Matrix
  • Rotates / Height Adjustment / Swivel and Tilt Function
  • 1920×1200 Resolution and 1000:1 Contrast Ratio
  • 5 ms response time

HP w2408 Vivid Color – A premium perfect monitor for your PC that provides vibrant colors, convenience, personalization and height adjustment options. The HP w2408 provides richer, more vibrant colors as it uses high quality panels that can cover more of the color gamut. It’s easy for you to connect your USB devices, with the built in four (4) USB Ports. The BrightView widescreen panel with 5 ms response time offers brilliant picture quality, and the built-in ambient light sensor means that the monitor’s image adjusts automatically to your environment. Dual inputs support true digital (HDMI) and traditional analog (VGA) signals. HDCP-enabled for optimum viewing of High Definition content (High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection). Double hinge base allows height adjustment from the youngest to oldest viewer to view comfortably. Rotate from regular mode to portrait to view long documents or web pages on your PC. My Display provides one touch adjustment for brightness, color and contras
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HP W2408H 24-inch Widescreen LCD Monitor

HP W2408H 24-inch Widescreen LCD Monitor

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  1. 93 of 96 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Perfect, now that I figured it out!, March 7, 2008
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    Mom, Me. (TN) –
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    I recently did some much needed upgrades for my home office and this by far my favorite. I first saw it in Best Buy, came home to check for online reviews and to see if I could find it cheaper…I did at Amazon!

    It’s VERY easy to set up and is crystal clear. ( I mean, razor sharp — no stretched or blurred look anywhere!) However, there was something not quite right with the colors (especially greens) that really bothered me. PLUS the HP “My Display” software that goes with it that contains all of the drivers etc, is not fully functional on non HP machines. (meaning no calibration was available for color or contrast beyond what’s built into the monitor itself which was never enough to fix my problem) I was so frustrated and disappointed. (I had been warned of this on another site but thought I’d take a gamble) Well, after trying to hook it up via the HDMI (from VGA) cable that came with it to a new $150 video card — the colors were still way off and now the screen was all jumpy from that stupid card…(that went right back!) Then, I noticed something when I right clicked on my desktop to adjust my display settings (in XP pro) there was a selection (that had been there all along…duh) that said NVIDIA Control Panel (my internal graphics card) and I was able to calibrate the colors and adjust everything else there and now everything’s hunky dory! When it first boots up, the colors look a little neon-ish again but within seconds it goes to the profile I created from my graphics card software. I am sure many would have figured it out sooner than I did, I just wanted to prevent anyone else from beating their head against the wall for a week like I did if I could. (BTW, I have completely removed the video card that I bought and it’s hooked up via VGA and it is still crisp and clear)

    **BTW, even though the My Display software is largely useless for me, I left it there. For some reason when I uninstalled it, the light that’s under the transparent power button on the top of the monitor goes away. That was the only noticeable change after uninstalling it but it annoyed me, so I reinstalled it and it’s back on and I just ignore the software**

    My husband and I publish a local magazine that is glossy and full color and I am able to do so much more with this monitor than I could before. I can view two (sometimes 3) projects side by side if need be…I love that! And typing an email in outlook looks like it’s in about a 60 font! And programs like Illustrator where you need a lot of workspace it’s invaluable. I never have to scroll around to grab or view something. My last monitor was a 19″ Sony flat panel (that cost more than TWICE what this one did 4 years ago) and I thought it was just fine but once I plugged this lil beauty in I quickly passed it on to my son for his computer. I haven’t needed to use the portrait position of the screen so I haven’t even tried it. But it came that way when it arrived and was very easy to swivel back around.

    One bad thing…don’t count on ditching your speakers for the ones that come with this one — man do they stink! I swear my laptop has better speakers. But it’s sort of like people griping that their cell phone camera doesn’t take good enough pictures. If you want a good camera buy a camera! If you want a good monitor buy this one and just pretend the speakers aren’t even there. The price is way worth it even without the speakers.

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  2. 24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    A great monitor–with calibration., July 9, 2008
    By 
    Craig Hartley “hotdog” (Houston, TX USA) –
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    This review is from: HP W2408H 24-inch Widescreen LCD Monitor (Personal Computers)

    I’m a photojournalist and bought this monitor after my old 21″ CRT died. I’ve been very pleased with the HP W2408H over the last couple of weeks, but it does need calibration. If you are a gamer or general user, you will love the brilliant picture straight out of the box. For photographers and editors, the colors are too bright and saturated, too “juicy” for critical use.

    I uninstalled the monitor’s software, dragged out my venerable $100 Pantone ColorVision ColorPlus (the consumer colorimeter sensor for monitors) and it gave me a nice, clean image in minutes. A worthwhile investment for anyone.

    The monitor’s wide-screen real estate makes editing hundreds of photos quite a bit easier than with the old square CRT. It also uses less power and produces less heat than a CRT, a nice plus these days. The image is smooth, even and neutral with calibration. Like any LCD, though, you do need to view the screen “on axis.”

    Just to verify what others have said, the built-in speakers are total garbage: weak, tinny, and pointed out the rear so you cannot hear what little sound they do produce. You definitely need external speakers.

    With the exception of the crummy speakers and the iffy calibration software, the monitor is excellent. Five stars.

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  3. 27 of 28 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Pleasantly Surprised, May 19, 2008
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    James Brinegar (Bloomington, IN) –
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    This review is from: HP W2408H 24-inch Widescreen LCD Monitor (Personal Computers)

    I work as a graphic designer and recently purchased two of these monitors for my Mac Pro at work. I was conflicted on whether to give these a try or buy the 24″ Dell UltraSharp displays, since I had previous experience with that model. But after having some technical issues with the Dells, I thought I’d give HP a shot.

    When I first got the monitors, I had to use a DVI to VGA adapter while I waited for my DVI to HDMI adapters (about $15/piece) to arrive and during that time I was quite disappointed. The text was blurry and it had some significant ghosting issues where there would be a white “shadow” of every hard line displayed. I decided to wait until I got the HDMI adapter before I decided whether or not to return them.

    Once I received the DVI to HDMI adapters (DVI and HDMI are exactly the same technology, just different connectors) I was pleasantly surprised. Not only were all the ghosting and blur issues fixed, the display overall looked better than I ever anticipated. The specs may or may not be up to the UltraSharp line, but to my eye these monitors beat the UltraSharps hands down.

    One caveat is how the amazing picture is achieved. It seems the display may be over-saturating the colors. I’ve noticed significant saturation just in the OS X interface. For screen-to-print calibration, it’s not the best choice, but as long as you keep in mind that what you’re seeing on screen is much more colorful than what will print, you’ll be fine. Despite the fact that it is a hyper-realistic image, it’s worth the “wow” you’ll say every time you boot up.

    Just make sure you keep it all digital. DVI to VGA looks HORRIBLE.

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