Monitor was functional but DVI cable sent incompatible with Monitor.
James Goehring, Amazon
21 February 2015
Summary: Monitor arrived perfectly and functioned perfectly after I determined that the DVI video cable was a DVI-D cable and not a DVI-I cable. Video cable sent does not work with the HP ZR30w ( This was my Second HP ZR30w so I was able to trouble shoot issue of new monitor not working with provided cable by substituting cables and monitor. Some buyers may not have that luxury and will assume monitor is defective.
Summary: Four years ago, I would have given this monitor five stars for screen quality at a then-revolutionary size. That was before the USB hub died -- one or two years after purchase. Then, three days before Christmas, I opened my office door to confront a blank screen and no power indicator. Checked it out on a different power circuit. Same. Not pining for fjords. Well, $#!+. I mean, I did use this screen daily and obtained maybe four good years from it.
Summary: It's big, and it was reasonably priced, but it has been a bear to get it to work on a dual monitor system under Windows 7. If you want to use it as a second monitor, I think you have to use the DP port. That is the only way we have been able to get it to work. There is no HDMI connection, which is weird for a monitor of this size.
Summary: OMG! This 30" monitor more than meet my needs. I have two 30", this HP ZR30w & the MONOPRICE IPS WQX. Both give me the space I need working AutoCAD, Rendering & some design. These two giants also give me plenty of real-estate for coding. The MONOPRICE unlike the HP will rotate presenting a legal document in its entirety. As far as response & picture production during gaming I can not ask for anything better unless I was to pay several thousand dollars.
Absolutely great monitor. Perhaps greatest that I have ever seen.
Milind Patil, Amazon
2 April 2014
Summary: Stunning resolution. Massive size. This one will blow you away. Highly recommended for those who are in DSLR photography. Couple of things you must know before buying (although HP has clear disclosure). The graphic card must be capable of the resolution the monitor supports. In addition, if you are using DVI cable, this monitor requires DUAL LINK DVI cable. Regular single link DVI cable will not work.
Everything went well for me, had it over a year or 2. A+
20 February 2014
Summary: It arrived well packaged, when installed all pixels were good for me, and this screen made me happy sitting in front of it, 2560x 1600x will make you feel like a millionaire! One of the best screens i ever had and money well spent, every penny.