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Gateway XHD3000
4.3 out of 10

Gateway XHD3000

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Overall 8
8.0

I should have waited...

Anonymous, Newegg
16 February 2009
  • Summary: i should have waited a few months..
  • Pros: Very Nice... I feel like i'm in the game when i'm playing it on this..
  • Cons: I paid 1699 for this monitor.. Now the price is under 1,000!!!!!
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Justin M., Newegg
3 February 2009
  • Summary: When others say it's warm, they aren't kidding at all. I felt heat immediately around it after only 5 minutes of operation. Haven't experienced the black out that others have (only has blacked out on me when going from one video source to another, but that is normal), at least yet.
  • Pros: GINORMOUS monitor with lots of connections! For the most part, setup was a breeze (see cons for the exceptions). PC hooked up via DVI looks great @ 2560x1600 (even with an aTi HD 2400 XT card), as well as the PS3 and Xbox 360 via HDMI @ 1080p.
  • Cons: Touch controls for menu are more than a pain to use since more often than not they don't acknowledge anything, and this is where i knock an egg off since you can't use the remote to do the inital set up (but once things are running, you can use the remote to navigate the menu...go figure). EzTune...
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Overall 8
8.0

Awesome except...

Peter F., Newegg
16 January 2009
  • Summary: An awesome monitor, but my condolences if you need to speak to Gateway Customer Service for any reason.
  • Pros: No dead pixels, gorgeous gaming, flight sim, and general use monitor. The multiple inputs and sound bar below monitor are welcomed features. Once you get used to this monitor, 24" monitors look Soooo tiny.
  • Cons: One word: Gateway. The company has not made available a 64 bit driver for the monitor's USB ports. Consequently, you receive a message every time you start Vista 64 up, asking for the drivers. Tech support will deny there's a problem and actually cut you off. If I was trying to create a company t...
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Overall 8
8.0

Huge!

Anonymous, Newegg
5 January 2009
  • Summary: Overall this is a fantastic monitor with a ton of usability thru all the inputs and the remote. It has offers a great picture as well, on par with the Samsung 305t which my friend has.
  • Pros: Massive, you don't realize how many windows and how much information you can fit on this monitor until you have it in front of you. Very Quality image, great from any angle. Amazing array of inputs for a monitor, very versitile. Speaker bar is a good idea as one day this may be turned into a TV f...
  • Cons: Massive, a pro and a con. Its so huge I had to push it to the back of my desk so my neck doesn't get sore scanning back and forth across it. The monitor cannot change contrast settings (only brightness) while in full rez, supposedly this is due to the video scaler chip in the monitor so maybe oth...
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Anonymous, Newegg
25 December 2008
  • Summary: i wish they had a 40 inch
  • Pros: love playing bf2 on this thing and watching blue ray
  • Cons: 1 dead pix
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Overall 8
8.0

Almost a perfect design... but oops! Stupid Strikes the Engineer!

Richard C., Newegg
22 December 2008
  • Summary: I called Gateway, and could not reach any support w/o entering a serial number. They are polite and helpful, but to ask a simple question, I had to spoof their IVR. They then compared the monitor to a car radio, which also does not save settings during a power off.
  • Pros: Almost a perfect design. Beautiful picture, no deal pixels, no blackouts (so far).
  • Cons: Pre-sale documentation does NOT state that the Off condition consumes 19 Watts (only speaks of standby), or most importantly, that the configuration settings are not saved for a full power off. If you actually power off the monitor, you have to enter the 'Region and Language' every time you power...
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Overall 8
8.0

Blackouts: I might have narrowed down the cause

Travis B., Newegg
21 December 2008
  • Summary: The price on the monitor dropped $500 less than a month after i bought it, and while that was painful, I think it's the first time (that I know of) that this has happened to me. Due to my remote living situation (it takes 2 weeks to get anything from the US to the tiny island I live on, and it's...
  • Pros: This is a beautiful monitor: From the image itself, to the touch-sensitive controls, to the stand, the monitor simply looks great. The connectivity is amazing, and the speaker bar is actually quite good an not just a gimmick.
  • Cons: Blackouts. Some people have them, some don't. I did, and decided to do some testing. A note first is that I am running in non-native resolution. I have not heard of anyone having the blackouts while using the monitor at native resolution, though I can only speak for my own testing. Here are my re...
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Overall 8
8.0

Very nice display. Make sure you have room!

Tesfaye H., Newegg
5 December 2008
  • Summary: I purchased mine from a local retailer only because I can just drive it over for exchanges or RETURNS. Newegg dead pixel policy was the deal breaker in this case. Otherwise I would have picked it up from here as I do with mostly all of my PC purchases.
  • Pros: Very good color reproduction. Even back lighting. Zero dead pixels (YMMV). No ghosting. Audio inputs for all video inputs. Choice of optical or coaxial digital outputs. Passes HDMI 5.1 audio out through the digital outputs. Upscales 720p, 1080i, 1080p very nicely with not so noticable lag. Remote...
  • Cons: Lack of height adjustment. While it does resolve dark detail very well, the black level could be better. Varying degrees of input lag depending on the source resolution ranging from none/not perceptible to outright sluggish.
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent... but annoying

Craig S., Newegg
28 August 2008
  • Summary: Second, even though the GTG is an excellent 6ms, the scaling engine and PVA add about 40ms of input delay making video slightly out of sync and gaming feel a little sluggish. It's not a flaw, it's a requirement for such a beautiful scaling engine but it prevents this from winning in *every*...
  • Pros: Excellent viewing angles, very bright, quite accurate color (after calibration), every input imaginable, deep blacks, upscaling engine is fantastic. Stand feels sturdy, sound bar is great for its size, and an excellent config menu/remote. Generally speaking, for the first 30 minutes you'd swear t...
  • Cons: One major issue already reported here by many, the LCD just blacks out for 2 seconds every 20-30 minutes during use. This leaves me feeling torn and unable to completely recommend the display for this price.
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent Display

Andrew P., Newegg
24 July 2008
  • Summary: I researched this for 4 months for my new system. The goal is to build the ultimate graphic PC capable of 2500 x 1600 resolution and blower what any console can do out of the water. The next step is either 2 x NVDA 280 or 2 x ATI 4870 X2 to drive this beast.
  • Pros: 2500 x 1600 Resolution!, huge number of inputs, fast response time, no dead pixels, capacitance buttons instead of mechanical buttons, remote, 7? speakers in the bar, heavy duty base.
  • Cons: Still a bit pricey, 30" LCD = Lots of power and heat, driver problems with my SLI 7900 GTs displaying 2500 x 1600 resolution(Vista and NVDA fault not Gateway),
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