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Author Topic: Suggestions for good LCD monitor  (Read 20011 times)
Lance Halle
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« on: August 19, 2009, 04:36:06 AM »

My trusty old Sony 21" monitor finally died. I had to have something quick, so purchased a view sonic LCD (about $200).  Not bad for the price, BUT in my opinion not up to professional quality.  I'm looking for something in the 24 to 28 inch size.  I have heard good things about NEC, but would appreciate some input from anyone who is using and having good luck with (including ability to accurately profile) a flat screen monitor.

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« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2009, 07:57:09 AM »

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I use a 21" NEC spectraview here at work, it's now over 4 years old and still profiles perfectly so I can definitely recommend NEC. However they are expensive, and now at work we use Dell Ultrasharps which again I can recommend and are a lot cheaper.

https://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/prods/Monitors/24inchMonitors/dell/2408WFP.html

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« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2009, 08:18:47 AM »

Hi Lance,
My local "colour management" company sell Eizo, NEC and LaCie monitors so I assume NEC are pretty good. They seem to do a "Multisync Professional" and a "Spectraview" ranges. The latter has hardware-based calibration.
I bought an Eizo 22" wide screen monitor a few months ago. It is a model in their lower cost range that has a wide gamut (95% Adobe RGB). Their higher range models have hardware-based calibration too.

One thing to understand about wide gamut monitors, unless you are using colour management aware software to view images, the colours are likely to display incorrectly. Eizo monitors can auto change from custom calibrated mode to sRGB mode (and other modes) depending on the application running.
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« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2009, 02:42:37 PM »

If you are going to profile the monitor anyways, Samsung makes a good one without the price.  They have separate Bright, Contr, RGB, White Point, etc. controls too.

Mine has barely shifted in more than a year.
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« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2009, 03:42:44 AM »

I have had an HP LP2475w for several months, and like it. It has been calibrated with a Spyder 3, and matches the printer very well. The nice features are that it doesn't change brightness if you move your head side to side or up and down a little, unlike the cheaper monitors. It also has every input imaginable, and a 6 USB hub.

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« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2009, 07:42:53 AM »

For the past couple of years I have had a Eizo S2110W and have been very please with it.

It has two inputs so you can connect it to two computers and with a single 'signal' button switch from one to the other at will, ie both comp. running and switch on the fly.  It is calibrated monthly.

The only trouble is if I pass a photo to a friend they mostly do not see the same colours, and I cannot explain why or rather they do not understand.

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« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2009, 08:45:08 PM »

My trusty old Sony 21" monitor finally died. I had to have something quick, so purchased a view sonic LCD (about $200).  Not bad for the price, BUT in my opinion not up to professional quality.  I'm looking for something in the 24 to 28 inch size.  I have heard good things about NEC, but would appreciate some input from anyone who is using and having good luck with (including ability to accurately profile) a flat screen monitor.

Lance

I have been using a ViewSonic VP2250wb monitor for almost a year and am very happy with it. The model is in ViewSonic's professional series, with a wide gamut. I regularly profile the monitor.

I don't know if they come in the size range you are wanting.

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« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2009, 04:32:02 PM »

Thanks to everyone for your suggestions.  I finally bit the bullet and purchased an NEC LCD2690WUXi2-BK-SV.  All I can say is WOW.  The SpectraView software works great. Performance is way beyond what I expected.  Finally, I can get my prints to match the monitor. I would recommend this unit to anyone. Pricy, but in my opinion, well worth it.

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« Reply #8 on: August 28, 2009, 05:29:26 PM »

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I finally bit the bullet and purchased an NEC LCD2690WUXi2-BK-SV.  All I can say is WOW
I've just looked at the spec very nice  Cheesy Now start looking at your old images processed using the old monitor  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #9 on: October 19, 2009, 11:38:10 PM »

I just bought U2410 from Dell. Look on line. Everyone raves about it. $ 532, if you open Dell acount. Couldn't find any better for my $$$
It is coming Wedensday 10/21.
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