30" Monitors are hard to connect but well worth the effort
T. Dadr, Amazon
31 December 2013
Summary: I love the screen real estate on a 30" monitor, but they are not for everyone. This monitor has three DVI style connectors, and they are not the ordinary type. You need to have both a computer video card that supports 2560x1600 resolution and both such a video card and also a cable that supports Dual-Link DVI in order to operate at full resolution of 2560x1600.
Summary: After almost 6 years, this monitor is still going strong. It has several times started showing a strange picture with red vertical lines; luckily it can be fixed by power cycling. Has not done so in the last 6 months -- knock wood. I am taking one star off for that. One point I wanted to address is putting this large screen into portrait mode.
Summary: This is a fantastic monitor. I have been using it for over three years now. It is my main monitor for my main computer. On average, it is used over 40 hours a week. What is this monitor good for? 1. Video games. 2. Photoshop. 3. CAD software such as AutoCAD or MicroStation. 4. Trading stock (one real time quotes window, one news window, and one trading window). 5. General web surfing. I would definitely buy another HP 30" monitor.
HP LP3065 30" LCD Monitor review after several years
Dave Bing, Amazon
8 May 2012
Summary: I have had my HP LP3065 monitor for several years now and thought i would share my comments. I set it up in landscape mode with a second 24" monitor in portrait mode to the side. Most os my work is CAD related with no gaming so response was not an issue or concern. My setup is also dual workstations with the primary monitor (this one) switching between two computers and the secondary 24" portrait monitor set to the secondary display of the primary workstation (to monitor...
Summary: Originally bought this monitor in 2008. It broke two years later, just wouldn't turn on. HP replaced it free of charge. Went to turn on my computer this morning and the replacement monitor is now dead. This one only lasted a year.. Exact same problem. Just dead and won't turn on, no lights, nothing. Called HP and they were zero help. They said the warranty didn't renew when I got the replacement.. only the original warranty.. which is now expired.
Summary: Super-great picture. The KVM though is useless. I called tech support (HP's support SUCKS) and after escalating from the totally clueless person who answered, some guy from China told me you had to have identical graphics cards in both computers. What a joke! I asked him if he heard himself say that. Anyway, one of my cards died, so I bought an identical one (late model cards, late model computers running Win 7). No difference. Had to buy a $200 KVM.
Summary: You have to color calibrate for your favorite color temperature while taking into account that it has wide gamut - 97% NTSC. Resolution is awesome, backlighting seems rather uniform for such a huge screen. Used ones - 2-3 years old - go for like 50% of the price of the new one - that is a bargain.
Amazing monitor, Apple Cinema Display for less $$$!
5 November 2010
Summary: This monitor uses the same S-IPS panel as the Apple Cinema Display 30" LCD but is about half the price! Once the monitor has been properly calibrated (which you should do with all your monitors), the colors are very true and images are incredibly sharp. I use mine for photo work and lots of gaming (Fallout 3 & NV look AMAZING on this monitor). I've had mine for over a year and use it everyday - no dead pixels, no burn it, no backlight bleeding. Overall, an excellent buy.
Summary: I will only add what hasn't already been mentioned by "+++" in his review. Some things he has said I just want to emphasize. -This monitor is a rare breed in that it can do it all, and do it so well. Gaming, photo/video work, watching movies... it is an OSD short of TFT perfection. -The LP3065 is fast enough for everyone except professional gamers. It's fast enough for (semi-) serious shooter amateurs and all round gamers. Faster than most other TFT's.