To Dreamcolor or not to Dreamcolor?

Discussion in 'HP Business Class Notebooks' started by TenGauge, Sep 27, 2017.

  1. TenGauge

    TenGauge Notebook Enthusiast

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    So I have a line on a DC display for my 8770w. The seller wants $700 for it. I keep hearing how amazing these screens are, but are they $700 amazing or will I have buyers remorse at this price? These things are so hard to come across now I feel almost obligated to buy it, but I guess I need that extra push.....

    If I get this with the colorboard, can it be replaced only taking apart the display housing or do I need to tear apart the whole notebook for the replacement?
     
  2. TenGauge

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    I guess I'll find out how amazing it is for myself because.... I bought that SOB.
     
  3. tamarinde

    tamarinde Notebook Consultant

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    It will certainly be a major improvement over the TN panel thats inside at the moment
     
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    Interesting update. Seller tested display before shipping and found 3 dead pixels so they are replacing just the panel with a brand new one. I assume that means that the color calibration stored on the color card will now no longer be correct for the new panel that's being installed. Do I need the HP branded Dreamcolor calibration kit to get it recalibrated?
     
  5. Charles P. Jefferies

    Charles P. Jefferies TG Lead Moderator Super Moderator

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    No, you can use something less expensive, like a Spyder Express. I have a Spyder4 Express for my DreamColor displays and it works great.

    Charles
     
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    Awesome, thank you for the advice!
     
  7. Padraig O Cuinn

    Padraig O Cuinn Notebook Consultant

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    With the 1080 yes great difference but if you are after the 4k version you won't notice it.

    Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
     
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