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drsmith I didn't get a chance to test it because the night I said I would go down there they had already removed it from their shelves. I was extremely disappointed as it was sitting there at the back of the shop and they wouldn't let me test it out. :blink:

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The manual for the Pyrod / Conwa 37" doesn't have boxed dimensions in it, only dimensions for the unit itself which is as follows...

W - 1093mm (without speakers 943mm)

H - 623mm (without base stand 583mm)

D - 106mm (with base stand 230mm)

I find it interesting that the manual includes dimensions for a 40" and 42" version of this set as well. Although, it does have dimensions for sets ranging from 23" to the 42". Maybe there are bigger sets still on the horrizon, who knows???

The dead pixel policy for the 37" is a total of 7 defective pixels, the 32" is 6 pixels for anyone who is interested.

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I have now obtained a copy of the instruction manual and note the following from it.

There is no DVI or VGA cable with this unit.

According to the specifications on page 7, the contrast ratio is only 600:1 whereas on the Electronics Australia website at ftp://ftp.jokiin.com/LCD/Pyrod37.jpg it is specified at 800:1. Is there any way to accurately determine the actual contrast ratio?

Response time (Tr/Tf) from the manual is 15/6ms compared to a single figure of 12ms on the Electronics Australia website. Viewing angle (manual) H:170, V:170.

According to page 9 the manual all the external connectors are on a multi-media box which is attacted to the unit by the owner after purchase. The picture of the multimedia box on page 12 however does not show a DVI connection, so I can only assume it is elsewhere on the unit.

HDCP compliance is not specified with the DVI connection.

Pages 32 and 33 cover de-interlacing and according to the manual the unit has motion adaptive de-interlacing.

Any further information on the above from owners of the unit would be helpful.

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Who makes Pyrod..? True HD however a limited contrast ratio in my opinion. Without a HDCP DVI connector you can bin this in my opinion.

I've ordered a Dell 2407 and its scheduled for delivery next Tuesday. Would you guys recommend this over the Dell? I'll be hooking it up to the pc. Please help me decide.

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I've ordered a Dell 2407 and its scheduled for delivery next Tuesday. Would you guys recommend this over the Dell? I'll be hooking it up to the pc. Please help me decide.

Depends what you want it for? I was also looking at getting the 2407 but then realised that these 37" would suit my needs better, as i wasn't ready for paying for the Dell 30" and also the SLI video cards to go with it, just to run a few games on native resolution.

I think that this 37" is a better buy. I just hope it will run flawlessly.

If i was you i would cancel the order and wait a bit for more reviews.

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Depends what you want it for? I was also looking at getting the 2407 but then realised that these 37" would suit my needs better, as i wasn't ready for paying for the Dell 30" and also the SLI video cards to go with it, just to run a few games on native resolution.

I think that this 37" is a better buy. I just hope it will run flawlessly.

If i was you i would cancel the order and wait a bit for more reviews.

Yeah...I'm gonna cancel my order on the 2407. They keep delaying the delivery date and its making me really unhappy. I'll definitely be expeting the A01 revision and that one still has problems. And the fact that they keep delaying the delivery date is getting on my nerves.

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Yeah...I'm gonna cancel my order on the 2407. They keep delaying the delivery date and its making me really unhappy. I'll definitely be expeting the A01 revision and that one still has problems. And the fact that they keep delaying the delivery date is getting on my nerves.

Sorry to go off-topic but in case you weren't aware, the Dell 2407 LCDs are not a quality screen when compared to the Dell 2405.

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Sorry to go off-topic but in case you weren't aware, the Dell 2407 LCDs are not a quality screen when compared to the Dell 2405.

I've been following the 24xx lcd pretty closely and despite the issues I was still willing to try the 2407 due to the 15 day satisfaction guarantee. But after seeing the real estate this Pyrod has to offer, I've decided to cancel the 2407 and go with this instead. I'll be heading for KMart and picking one up on Saturday. Hopefully it performs well.

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7:- To start moving into grey territory, you can start modifying the default minimum vertical blanking parameters -- cells K134 and K112. [NB nominally, K135 should be modified rather than K112, but there seems to be a coding error in the spreadsheet] Setting these both to "2" enables you to get possible parameters for 1080p73.982 @ a 165.00MHz pixel clock.

FYI,

People who picked up on this post of mine re using the VESA Coordinated Video Timing Generator to work-up potential advanced timings. I have confirmed with the bloke who wrote the calculator for VESA that the above-mentioned apparent error is actually an error:

Adrian,

Sorry last time I didn’t check the adjustment of V back porch, I just checked that the #VBI lines got altered. I found the mistake it’s in cell Y30. This reads:

=RB_V_FPORCH+V_SYNC_RND+MIN_V_BPORCH

It should read:

=RB_V_FPORCH+V_SYNC_RND+RB_MIN_V_BPORCH

Using MIN_V_BPORCH instead of RB_MIN_BPORCH is why the back porch is being altered by the analog #lines vs Reduced Blanking #lines.

Thanks for finding this. You can make the change yourself. I’ll make VESA aware and there should be a published update in a few weeks.

Best Regards

Graham

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FYI,

People who picked up on this post of mine re using the VESA Coordinated Video Timing Generator to work-up potential advanced timings. I have confirmed with the bloke who wrote the calculator for VESA that the above-mentioned apparent error is actually an error:

Adrian

Adrian- where did you get an up to date copy of this from? I tried to find one, and the only one I located was from 2003.

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Adrian- where did you get an up to date copy of this from? I tried to find one, and the only one I located was from 2003.

That is the version that is supposed to be updated. Obviously it hasn't happened yet.

I have created a corrected version, with a few additional bits such as modeline calculations. If you want it, PM me.

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