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  1. Have you noticed on Whirlpool that all of those monitors (that hadn't been delivered yet) were recalled due to poor quality? This is across the board, not just group buy orders. I had a bad feeling about the Whirlpool group buy - glad I didn't go ahead with it.
  2. I just ordered one for $1331.10 through the forum, along with a couple of hundred others. <{POST_SNAPBACK}> Enjoy the 4 week wait!
  3. Any new experiences with this monitor, guys?
  4. This may not be a problem with a HD box. You just select 1:1 and you are pretty close to native res - no "fitting" needed. And as for SD broadcasts, can't you tell the HD STB to upscale them? So, would it be fair to say that WS broadcasts at SD-res maybe a problem, but if the image you're trying to display is HD (whether upscaled or not) widescreen shouldn't be a problem. You must have a HD-STB though. Correct? (makes this monitor's ability to handle HD via DVI even more important!)
  5. Well, for your sake, I hope you're right - please write back to forum to tell us how it went. <{POST_SNAPBACK}> Alex, You're in Tasmania, right? That makes things difficult. I was wondering whether there was anyway the DBA forums could show their might and get someone with a HD-STB w/ DVI out to pay a visit to Alex and see whether it works with his display. Or perhaps a friendly supplier who would send him a demo HD-STB for a few days - I'd even pay for the freight!!
  6. There may not be much difference between component and DVI - except for the fact that you want to be able to have both devices connected at once. If I'm playing Xbox and then want to watch TV, I don't want to have to fumble with cables. I plan to buy a HD-STB with DVI out - so if the monitor can't display a HD signal via DVI, I'm in trouble.
  7. Hey Alex, I've read reports that the australian models of this monitor don't come with component in - is that true? I plan to use Component In for my Xbox, DVI for a HD-STB - and still have plenty of ports left over. As you can probably guess, the screen is destined for the living room - not study. Thanks...
  8. Noise, for one thing. Booting-up / Shutting-down The KISS principle.
  9. If you read between the lines, the whole deal is pretty much stuffed. (Even Christopher's coupon code has been withdrawn!) But as you say, time will tell. As someone who's wasted far too much time already following this deal, I don't intend to waste any more. Although, I eagerly await Alex's report on what he got upto on the weekend (that relates to his new DELL monitor of course)
  10. In case you havn't heard, the Whirlpool deal has fallen apart. The response and publicity was too great (corporates complained about being ripped off by the low prices). And even if you were to order, who knows how long it might be before you get delivery.
  11. I would say she's of East Timorese origin. Portugese being a dominant language in East Timor (explains the name), and the fact that a lot of Chinese immigrants (specifically the Hakka) migrated to East Timor (explains the look).
  12. Alex, Have you connected an STB up to your new DELL yet? Ideally an STB with DVI out About the order on of these monitors as soon as the code becomes available.
  13. The link for the central Whirlpool Group Buy FAQ is: http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-replies.cfm?t=309888 There are so many seperate threads - some 40 pages long. Start at the FAQ.
  14. It would be technically possible to grab the data *but* you'd need one of the phones which acts as a modem (ie, probably one of the Bluetooth models). Oh and it would be slower... much. <{POST_SNAPBACK}> 400K not fast enough for you? And most three phones do work as modems - whether directly connected or not.
  15. Anyone know where I can find one in Melbourne for $499??