Ozzuneoj wrote on 2023-02-22, 18:17:
I was given a Dell Ultrasharp 2001FP a couple years ago and I have been using it on my retro test bench for a while now. I absolutely LOVE this monitor for this use. It is an actual 4:3 1600x1200 IPS
(possibly PVA) LCD and has DVI, VGA, S-Video, Composite and a USB 2.0 hub built in. On top of that, it has an auto-adjust button right on the front to instantly fix odd screen timing\geometry issues when using various old VGA cards in DOS and Windows, plus a variety of scaling options. I have read that there are some different revisions and panel types for the 2001FP but I'm not sure how to find out what mine is without physically tearing into it.
I have approximately three 2001FP, including two used with my main modern PC. I've been using this dual 4:3 setup for a few years now.
Of the two in use, one has `V 1.72` displayed in its OCD menu, the other one has no visible version indication. The differences in menus are mostly cosmetic.
Both have faulty VGA inputs unfortunately: one has a very dim picture and the other seems stuck at some crazy gamma value which QuickGamma is unable to fix. They are fine via DVI however.
The third one has a good VGA input but its DVI is busted for a change, and its panel is in relatively worse condition.
2001FP has a dedicated soundbar mount if you want to use one, I have Dell AX510 on mine. These soundbars have quite a nice sound quality and go very cheap nowadays.
2007FP also has the same soundbar mount and audio power connector I believe.