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Xed

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Finally bit the bullet and ordered an lcd. I just got off the phone with a dell rep and while I have no idea if any of its true this is what he told me.

There are no immediate plans to release a replacement to the 2001fp, I was curious since the wide screen 2005 recently popped up. He also said these are a "newer revision" dell started making 4 weeks ago but wouldn't elaborate.

All in all I wound up paying $575.20 with free shipping and a 3 year warranty, so I hope I enjoy it as much as most who post here seem to. =)
 

EvanB

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Its an awesome lcd, and I don't know of any panels that would come out in the near future that could be used in the 2001fp that would be better. So I don't suppose it will be replaced any time soon. And if it is, you can always sell this and buy a new one.
 

Demo24

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howd you pay 575??? anyway a newer version :D sweet that means Im getting a newer one also. now if theyd only ship my damn monitor :|
 

Xed

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They had them on sale for $639.20 and let me use a coupon with it =)
 

RHolder

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I ordered a 2001fp on 10/29/2004, and was givrn an estimated ship date of 11/9/2004. Unfortunately, I received an e-mail from Dell on 11/9 that said that due to an unexpected delay, my lcd monitor would not ship until 11/23/2004. Did the rep you talked to mention any delays in shipping?

I would consider cancelling my order, but I haven't seen any other monitors of this size in the same price range that have been recommended nearly as much as the 2001fp.
 

Xed

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The rep told me they actually got some in stock in the warehouse and it should ship within 3 days instead of the 1-2 weeks listed on the website.
 

KevinH

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I just picked up a brand new one locally for $500 cash :). Just got it set up right now and WOW!. I came from a 1800fp and man is the 2001fp bright! As far as the screen door effect...I can't speak for all 2001's but I don't see even an inkling of a screen door. Even up close I can't see anything. Hope you have as much luck with yours :)!

Rholder - Hang tight. For the price I caN't think of an lcd that comes close to this. It'll be worth the wait.
 

Xed

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Price was after tax, got the coupon in the mail earlier this week with some packet of things they sent.
 

Ackmed

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I get mine Friday. Bought it new in box, from someone on a forum. $600 shipped, which is better that any deal from Dell for me. Dell charges me tax, and at 9.25%... it is about $75, depending on the price. Sent him the money about 9am Wed, will get it Sat, at least thats what FedEX tracking says. Not a bad turn around. :)
 

Chumster

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Since we're sharing our order stories..

I ordered mine on November 5th and was given the 23rd ship date. Dell's website at the time of my order, however, still listed the standard "Within 24 hours". Being your average tech-starved geek and a child of the "give it to me now, damnit" generation, the wait didn't make me happy. If nothing else, I wanted some sort of explanation as to the discrepancy on their website so I began my calling campaign. The first 3 were routed (presumably) to India where the support was simply atrocious. I have nothing against the good folks at India, but I don't think it's too much to ask that the support personal have a good grasp of the English language. In addition, there doesn't seem to be any accountability in their support structure. Out of the 3 calls I got hung up on twice and once sent to the voicemail of a "manager" who's message was nearly unintelligible. Now, before you scream let me assure you that I prescribe to the "kill them with kindness" attitude when dealing with CSRs. I wasn't rude to any of these folks.

Finally, on my 4th call I got someone who was state side. After relaying my issues, she explained (as mentioned above in the thread) that there was an unforeseen shortage but that they expect orders to begin moving very shortly. In addition, for my troubles she bumped the free ground shipping to Overnight at no charge.

So, long story short, GIVE ME MY DAMN MONITOR!!11one ;)

Chum
 

Mr. Lennon

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Originally posted by: KevinH
I just picked up a brand new one locally for $500 cash :). Just got it set up right now and WOW!. I came from a 1800fp and man is the 2001fp bright! As far as the screen door effect...I can't speak for all 2001's but I don't see even an inkling of a screen door. Even up close I can't see anything. Hope you have as much luck with yours :)!

Rholder - Hang tight. For the price I caN't think of an lcd that comes close to this. It'll be worth the wait.

How the hell are you guys getting it this cheap? Should I go into a dell store for this?
 

KevinH

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Originally posted by: Zeppelin2282
Originally posted by: KevinH
I just picked up a brand new one locally for $500 cash :). Just got it set up right now and WOW!. I came from a 1800fp and man is the 2001fp bright! As far as the screen door effect...I can't speak for all 2001's but I don't see even an inkling of a screen door. Even up close I can't see anything. Hope you have as much luck with yours :)!

Rholder - Hang tight. For the price I caN't think of an lcd that comes close to this. It'll be worth the wait.

How the hell are you guys getting it this cheap? Should I go into a dell store for this?

Some local guy bought it with his sytem and Dell gave him a deal on it for some reason (I think they botched up his order somehow). He didn't need it an sold it to me at cost.
 

Mr. Lennon

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Originally posted by: Xed
Price was after tax, got the coupon in the mail earlier this week with some packet of things they sent.

I hope I get that coupon! My dad just recently bought a laptop 9100 so I might...
 
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I just ordered one last night, and the ship date is December 1. If I don't get this thing before Thanksgiving, I'm going to be very angry. 2+ weeks is ridiculous...
 

RHolder

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Just as an update, got an e-mail on 11/11 that my monitor was on the way to UPSS to ship. Checked today (11/12), I now have a tracking number and delivery is scheduled for Monday the 15th. So, hopefully good news and the 1-2 weeks delivery time is wrong.
 

Chumster

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Originally posted by: RHolder
Just as an update, got an e-mail on 11/11 that my monitor was on the way to UPSS to ship. Checked today (11/12), I now have a tracking number and delivery is scheduled for Monday the 15th. So, hopefully good news and the 1-2 weeks delivery time is wrong.

Glad to hear - mind me asking when you ordered? Thx!

Chum
 

Xed

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Sorry for bumping an older post, but I just got my 2001fp today. Ups lost my first one somehow and it took two weeks to get a replacement =( At least I know its new since it has a built in november 2004 tag on the back.

The 2d quality seems superb and is a better than my 19inch trinitron (comparing them side by side). I have no dead pixels and also no stuck pixels. (woohoo) In a limited amount of ut2k4 I didn't notice any ghosting or blurring or other annoyances. Blacks also seem darker than I would have expected after reading all the various reviews and its not blindingly bright. I haven't even begun to adjust settings so I'm sure I can get things even better. Finally I see no hint of the infamous screendoor effect.

Aside from the wait I am very pleased with this lcd, I hope this helps some of you decide if this monitor is right for you =)