Hp lp3065 panel type: HP LP3065 30in LCD Monitor Review

HP LP3065 30in LCD Monitor Review


Key Specifications

  • Review Price: £976.99

Only a couple of years ago, Apple’s 30in Cinema Display was your only option if you wanted a 2,560 x 1,600 monitor, but a lot has changed since then. Obviously Dell appeared on the scene, making 30in displays far more affordable and adding better screen adjustment into the bargain. I reviewed Dell’s latest 30in display last week – the UltraSharp 3007WFP-HC – which was a decent screen apart from the lack of colour calibration at the factory. While the superb Samsung 305T offered outstanding image quality and colour accuracy out of the box. The HP LP3065 provides another option for anyone looking for a 30in display, but how does it fare against the competition?

First up, the HP LP3065 differentiates itself from the competition by offering three (yep, you heard me correctly) dual-link DVI ports. Every other 30in screen on the market right now offers a single dual-link connection, allowing only a single PC to be hooked up. I accept that not everyone has more than one computer that needs connecting to a screen, but if you happen to have a desktop PC and say, an Apple MacBook Pro with a dual-link DVI output, you could have both devices hooked up to the LP3065 simultaneously and flick between them at will.

In fact, a screen like the LP3065 would be an absolute godsend to have in the TrustedReviews lab, since it would allow us to hook up three different test rigs simultaneously. With more and more graphics cards and gaming PCs being able to drive 2,560 x 1,600 monitors, having multiple inputs would make benchmarking a far more simple and streamlined procedure.

It’s also worth noting that all three of the dual-link DVI ports are HDCP compliant, so should you want to watch high definition protected content on this screen, you could. However, I maintain that scaling even 1080p content up to 2,560 x 1,600 is not going to give you the best results. Personally I like to watch my high definition video mapped 1:1 whenever possible, for maximum sharpness and detail.

The LP3065 also has a built-in USB hub with four ports located on the left side of the screen. This makes the ports easily accessible, just like on the Dell, which also featured a card reader in the same location. In the box you’ll find a USB cable to connect the hub to your PC, along with two dual-link DVI cables.

The LP3065 doesn’t look too dissimilar from any other 30in monitor (Apple aside). The screen is surrounded by a dark grey (almost black, but not quite) bezel, which helps make the image in the panel look that bit more punchy. There’s a single HP logo located at the top centre of the bezel, while the model number is squeezed in at the bottom left. Like on the Samsung 305T and Dell 3007WFP-HC, you’ll find the power button and brightness controls at the bottom right of the bezel. Unlike the other screens, there’s another button here labelled “Input” – obviously this will cycle through the three dual-link DVI ports.

The screen comes separate from the stand, but it’s very easy to snap the two pieces together. The stand is made up of a large rectangular base and a centrally mounted pedestal. The screen can be raised and lowered vertically but the movement isn’t quite as smooth as the Dell and the Samsung. The panning movement on the other hand is very smooth and requires very little effort from the user. You can also tilt the screen forwards and backwards, so it should be relatively easy to find a comfortable viewing angle.

The LP3065 uses the same S-IPS panel as the Dell 3007WFP-HC, but it offered a significantly better image out of the box. Unlike the Dell, the colours on the HP do not appear oversaturated and inaccurate. Whereas the Dell produced browns that looked red and reds that bordered on bright pink, the colours on the LP3065 were far more natural, without being dull or washed out.

Editing images under Photoshop produced colours that were far more accurate than the Dell, although strangely, still not quite as good as the Samsung 305T, which was equipped with an S-PVA panel. Viewing some well used test shots, the LP3065 did a good job of reproducing the images with natural tones and colours, with skin tones in particular looking neither pallid nor overly red.

The LP3065 handled itself pretty well under the DisplayMate test suite, although it did find some of the test screens slightly challenging. The 64 Step Greyscale test showed a definite pink tinge in the mid to high intensity range. In fact all the greyscale tests exhibited a slight colour tinge that couldn’t be satisfactorily trimmed out using the display driver. On the plus side, the Colour Scales test showed a perfectly uniform drop off and there wasn’t the slightest hint of compression at the high intensity end. As with other 30in screens, the Scaled Fonts test was passed with flying colours, with even the 6.8 point characters beautifully rendered and easy to read.

Despite my reservations about massively scaling video, the HP LP3065 did a pretty good job of playing back 1080p content. Obviously things looked shaper if shown in a window displaying the correct amount of pixels though. Action sequences looked convincing enough, with little evidence of motion smearing – at least not enough to be overly distracting. The contrast ratio of 1000:1 is pretty conservative by LCD TV standards these days, so it’s not surprising that black levels weren’t the LP3065’s strong point. A monitor is always going to come out second best to a dedicated LCD TV in this area, since most decent TV’s now use clever dynamic backlight technology that drops the intensity of the backlight during darker scenes.

Games look suitably impressive on the LP3065, with the sheer physical size of the screen creating a very immersive atmosphere. Of course you’re going to need a pretty hefty PC to be able to drive a 2,560 x 1,600 screen smoothly when playing the latest 3D games, but if you can afford a couple of GeForce 8000GTX cards in SLi, you won’t be disappointed. Perhaps you might want to add the Commodore XX PC to your shopping list!

As well as the aforementioned 1000:1 contrast ratio, the LP3065 also sports a brightness level of 300cd/m2, which is identical to that of the Dell 3007WFP-HC, but lower than the Samsung 305T with its 400cd/m2 rating. Interestingly, HP quotes a grey-to-grey response time of 6ms, while Dell claims 8ms for its monitor equipped with the same panel. At least HP is honest enough to also quote a 12ms off-on-off response time, not that I put too much emphasis on response time anyway.

With a street price of £977 the HP L3065 is definitely in the right ball park compared to the Samsung 305T and the Dell 3007WFP-HC. Of course a quick look at the Dell website shows that the price of its 30in display has dropped to £889, but as always with Dell, there’s no guarantee that it will stay at that price for long.


The big question is whether HP has done enough to better the Samsung 305T, and in some areas it definitely has. There’s no doubt that the extra connectivity is a real bonus, especially if you have more than one workstation or notebook that need hooking up to a high resolution screen. However, image quality and colour accuracy out of the box aren’t quite up to the level of the Samsung, and bizarrely (considering its S-IPS panel) the viewing angles on the L3065 didn’t appear quite as solid as on the 305T.

All that said, HP has produced a great 30in monitor in the shape of the LP3065 and I doubt that anyone willing to part with close to a grand would be disappointed with it. Ultimately, if you really need multiple inputs and HDCP compliance, this HP should be top of your list.

Score in detail

  • Image Quality 8

  • Value 9


Screen Size (inches) (Inch) 30 in
Aspect Ratio 16:10
Response Time (Millisecond) 12 ms, 6 ms
Brightness (Lumen) 300 Nitlm
Dot Pitch 0. 25 mm, 0.250 mm
Horizontal Viewing Angles 178?
Vertical Viewing Angles 178?

Features, Specifications, and Warranty — HP LP3065: A new contender for the 30″ throne

by Jarred Waltonon March 22, 2007 7:00 AM EST

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IndexFeatures, Specifications, and WarrantyAppearance and DesignSubjective EvaluationViewing AnglesColor GradientsResponse Times and BufferingUncalibrated ResultsCalibrated ResultsPrinting ResultsClosing Thoughts

Features, Specifications, and Warranty

As a brief overview of some of the display features and specifications that we will discuss, we again refer back to our earlier Gateway FPD2485W review. How important the individual specifications are is up for debate, and what matters to one person may not matter at all to someone else. We will see how the HP LP3065 stands up to the competition actual testing in a moment, but first here are the manufacturer’s specifications.

HP LP3065 Specifications
Video Inputs (3) DVI-D Dual-Link
(Supports Single-Link DVI for 1280×800 with HDCP)
Panel Type LCD Active Matrix TFT S-IPS
Pixel Pitch 0.250mm
Colors 16.7 million
Brightness 300 cd/m2 (typical)
Contrast Ratio Up to 1000:1
Response Time 12ms TrTf
8ms (GTG)
Viewable Size 30″ diagonal
Resolution 2560×1600
Viewing Angle 178 vertical/horizontal
Power Consumption 118W typical
Power Savings
Power Supply Built-in
Screen Treatment Anti-glare and Anti-static
Height-Adjustable Yes — 4 inches
Tilt Yes — 30 degrees back/-5 degrees forward
Rotation No
Auto-Rotation N/A
Swivel Yes — 45 degrees left/right
VESA Wall Mounting 100mm x 100mm
Dimensions w/ Base (WxHxD) 27. 2″x19.3″x9.5″ (lowered)
27.2″x23.2″x9.5″ (raised)
Weight w/ Stand 30.6 lbs
Dimensions w/o Base (WxHxD) 27.2″x17.9″x3.3″
Weight w/o Stand 21.8 lbs
Additional Features (4) USB 2.0 (USB connection to PC required)
Audio Optional Speaker Bar
Limited Warranty 3 year parts/labor warranty standard
1 or 2 year extended warranty available
Advanced Replacement policy (North America)
Pixel Defect Policy 0 bright dot standard
60 day 100% satisfaction guarantee

The only other 30″ LCD that we had a chance to review is the Dell 3007WFP. A quick comparison of the features will show that the HP LP3065 is «better» in several areas. However, Dell has released an upgraded 30″ LCD, the 3007WFPHC. The HC stands for «High Color» and a new model is supposed to offer an improved color gamut. HP also touts the improved color gamut of their LCD as something that puts it ahead of the competition; while that may have been true of the original 3007WFP, the new model almost certainly uses the same panel as HP’s offering. In terms of the panel, then, we can reasonably assume that HP and Dell are now equal, so have to turn to other areas to see how they differ.

The first major difference is in the input options — and in fact this is really the only major difference. Where Dell offers a single dual-link DVI input, HP has chosen to include support for three DVI inputs, all of which are dual-link capable. Selecting among the inputs is accomplished via an «Input» button on the front of the LCD. In practice, this works extremely well, so anyone that has multiple computers that they would like to hook up to this LCD can probably stop reading right now.

The only other difference worth mentioning is that Dell continues to offer their flash memory reader on the side of their 30″ LCD, while the HP LCD only offers four USB ports. While we do like the integrated flash memory reader, we need only referred to simple economics to determine which feature adds more value.

A basic flash memory reader can be purchased for around $30, and while that’s just one more thing that will sit on your desk taking up space for anyone that needs such a tool it is readily available. Switching among inputs on most displays would be equally cheap, as you could simply purchase an inexpensive KVM switch for around $30-$50. The problem is, inexpensive KVM switches only support VGA connections, and models that handle DVI are quite a bit more expensive. Even a basic two port DVI KVM switch can easily cost over $100, and it will still only support single-link DVI connections. If you want something that supports dual-link DVI, we reviewed the Gefen DVI DL a while back, which still retails for over $400. Essentially providing a three-way dual-link DVI switch with the LP3065 for free, HP clearly has the upper hand when it comes to value added features.

Warranty, customer service, and support are certainly going to be important considerations for anyone looking at spending $1700 on a new LCD. One of the benefits that often comes with purchasing something from a large OEM is improved support options, and again Dell and HP have similar policies. The 30″ displays from both companies come with a standard 3-year warranty, with the option to add an additional one or two year extended policy. HP also matches Dell by offering advanced replacement of any failed monitor: they will ship out a new display and you can pack up your old display in the box and send it back to them, minimizing downtime.

Perhaps one of the reasons that HP has been gaining ground on Dell lately is that they have supposedly made a concerted effort to improve their customer service. We found that initial hold times at HP were generally short, rarely coming in at more than a couple minutes — after navigating the computerized menu system, that is, which adds a couple more minutes. When calling for support on the LP3065, however, the quality of the support was a bit more questionable.

Reasoning that some people might have issues with the dual-link requirement, we placed a call on that subject. The display would work on single-link connections, but only in Windows (the BIOS POST and boot sequences had a corrupt display) and then only at up to 1280×800. Obviously, single-link is not recommended and the manual even states that only 2560×1600 resolution is supported, but there are certainly potential buyers that will have no idea what a dual-link DVI connection is and how it differs from single-link.

The support personnel we spoke with apparently were not particularly familiar with the new LP3065, and it took quite a while to get at the answer we had expected (namely, that a dual-link DVI graphics card was required, and what such a card would be). Hopefully, that will improve with time, but we had to jump through far too many hoops — along with a couple transfers to different support departments — before we were able to get someone to explain why the display wasn’t working properly on our single-link DVI adapter. Every transfer seemed to again require a few more minutes, and at one point we ended up speaking to the «Television support» department that had no idea what display we were talking about. The secondary hold/transfer times were also far worse than the initial hold times, as it could often take 20 or more minutes to speak to someone after being transferred.

With this being a high-end display, we really expected more from the phone support in terms of routing us to the proper department and helping with our issue. Part of the problem seemed to be that they couldn’t understand why anyone would only purchase a display and not an entire PC, and at one point we even had one of the support personnel try to pawn the blame off on the PC and state that we had to contact the PC manufacturer, even though we were experiencing a display output problem related to the LCD. Then there was a call where the support person greeted us, asked for our name, and we never heard anything else (not even hold music) for 30 minutes, at which point we hung up and called back.

On paper at least, HP’s support and warranty offerings look very good. You’re pretty much guaranteed that you’ll be happy with your display when it arrives, and if you’re not you can send it back within the first 60 days no questions asked. Outside of the first 60 days, support for defective display products is a bit more nebulous. Other than a zero bright dot policy, we couldn’t get a definitive answer on what the pixel defect policy is. It seems that if you complain enough, HP might even replace a panel that has even a single defective pixel — the old «squeaky wheel gets the oil» routine. HP also states that they have high quality assurance standards in place on their LCDs, particularly their 30″ models, and they estimate that 99% of them ship without any pixel defects. We can’t say for sure how they would handle defective pixels (or how «squeaky» you would have to be), but we didn’t have any complaints about the quality of our panel. They just need to improve hold times and support for the display department in general.

Technical support is available either via phone or online support. Phone support is available 24/7, which is one of the advantages of going with a larger business. The smaller companies simply can’t afford to provide 24/7 support because they don’t have enough customers. A decent amount of information is also available on the web site to help answer questions (including the answer to our dual-link DVI question — or at least part of the answer), but there are definitely people that would prefer to get the answer via telephone, especially those who are less technically inclined. Online chat is also available 24/7, but unfortunately not for displays — you need to have an HP system to get online chat support.

And that, in a nutshell, summarizes our experience with HP’s product support: if you have an HP computer system, they are more likely to be able to help out. Luckily, there’s not a lot that needs to be done to support displays, and if you’re reading this we have probably already covered the major concerns. Make sure you have a dual-link GPU and DVI cable and you should be fine.

Appearance and Design
IndexFeatures, Specifications, and WarrantyAppearance and DesignSubjective EvaluationViewing AnglesColor GradientsResponse Times and BufferingUncalibrated ResultsCalibrated ResultsPrinting ResultsClosing Thoughts


HP LP3065 specifications, video review, reviews

  • Type LCD monitor, widescreen
  • Diagonal 29.77″
  • Resolution 2560×1600 (16:10)
  • LCD type TFT IPS
  • Horizontal field of view: 178°; vertical: 178°
  • Vertical dot pitch 0.25 mm
  • Brightness 370 cd/m2
  • Contrast ratio 1000:1
  • Horizontal dot pitch 0. 25 mm
  • Antistatic screen coating0004
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Video reviews HP LP3065

Specifications HP LP3065

Key features

Type LCD monitor, widescreen
Diagonal 29.77″
Resolution 2560×1600 (16:10)


3000: 1
response time 5 ms
The maximum number of colors 16. 7 million


Bandwidth 275 MHz

Inputs and outputs

Inputs DVI-D x3 (HDCP)
USB version USB 2.0
USB hub yes, 4 ports
Interfaces USB Type A x4


Power supply built-in
Power consumption Operation: 132 W, Standby: 2 W



Standards environmental: MPR-II, TCO»99; ISO 13406-2
Sizes, weight 692x490x240 mm, 13. 90 kg
Adjustment in height is

* Check with the seller for exact specifications.

Reviews of HP LP3065

despite the power consumption, its lamp backlight is much more comfortable for the eyes, I sit for hours, my eyes do not get tired and this is a very significant plus
three such monitors have been in operation for 10 years, I have not encountered any image artifacts, maybe different revisions, I can’t say, no glitches

I have been using the monitor for more than 3 years. Handles all tasks well. Of the benefits — good resolution, tk. You don’t often see monitors with a height of 1600 pixels. The rest is mediocre. A very good model for home and office, the color rendition is average, it does not «wash» in games. Of the minuses — light on the edges, after two years of use, large gray streaks appeared in part of the screen. There are many similar HP monitors at work, only 27» — none of them had such a problem. Either only 30 » are subject to this, or I’m so «lucky».

At first, part of the image disappeared, for example, half of the vertical lines, it was treated by rebooting. After the replacement in the SC, another glitch got out — from time to time it stopped coming out of sleep mode, it was usually treated also by a reboot, but one day it didn’t come out anymore.
After reading the repair forums, I found out that the reason is in the diode in the power supply, after replacing it it works without problems.

I work on this monitor in the office, I have two pieces in front of me on the desktop. I have the opportunity to compare it with similar monitors from other manufacturers. I can say that HP is heating up like crazy, because of this, even the cheeks of users after a working day are crimson.

Features of the HP LP3065 monitor on the KNS website

The product is traceable. Jur. individuals and individual entrepreneurs need to connect to the EDF to make an order.



general information



General characteristics



LCD matrix type




Maximum Resolution


Horizontal dot step

0.25 mm

Vertical dot pitch

0. 25 mm




300 cd/m2

Response time

5 ms

View area

horizontal: 178°; vertical: 178°

Max number of colors

16.7 million

Screen coverage



Sweep frequency

horizontal 60 kHz; vertical 100 Hz























USB (video)


USB hub


display port


Mini DisplayPort


TV tuner


Composite video input


Component video input


Cart Reader



power unit


Power consumption

operating: 132 W


Height adjustment




Size (WxHxD)

692x490x240 mm

Net weight)