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Author Topic: Monitor Technology (for the geeks among you)  (Read 13186 times)
Terry-M
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« on: December 18, 2013, 11:47:45 AM »

Fred told me he bought a new monitor last week, LED backlighting and an IPS panel, nice!  Cheesy
This prompted to me to look up the data for my Eizo Flexscan monitor which I've had since 2009 and it's still going strong - Eizo make some quality items, not cheap though.
Anyway, mine has a VA panel, also good for angle of view, and a wide gamut cold-cathode back-light.

In my digging around on the Eizo website I found their library of articles which some of you may find interesting and worth a read if you are considering buying a new monitor of whatever brand.
http://www.eizo.com/global/library/
Interestingly, one of the articles, "Maximum Display Colors and Look-Up Tables" deals with a subject covered in of one of Mike's articles:
http://ddisoftware.com/tech/articles/december-2010-do-you-have-a-6-bit-lcd-monitor/

Health Warning   Shocked- reading the articles may prompt you to decide your existing monitor needs replacing and you need to spend money!  Grin
Well it is Christmas!
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« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2013, 12:04:53 PM »

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Fred told me he bought a new monitor last week, LED backlighting and an IPS panel, nice! 

Just for the record, the reason I decided to get a new monitor was due to my monitor having an issue with darker more contrast at the top row of thumbs, and normal in the middle, and less contrast light image at the lowest row of thumbs.
It is considered somewhat normal on monitors with TN panels (normally carried monitors on store shelves).
You are not bothered when you work on emails and html and word processor stuff, but deciding when an image is ready to print, was beginning to give me fits.

I had to slide the thumbs to the center rows. I had to move the image around in the Examiner. I was never sure!
As time went on, it got more pronounced!!
I got some very prudent advice from a very knowledgeable source  Huh Wink Lips sealed.

IPS panel... 23 inch, My problem solved...
I can't believe how stubborn/stupid I was not to have followed Mike's article on the last monitor purchase.

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« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2013, 12:31:31 PM »

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This prompted to me to look up the data for my Eizo Flexscan monitor which I've had since 2009 and it's still going strong - Eizo make some quality items, not cheap though.

In reply to this quote, I thought it might be apropos, and not over the boundary of good taste to mention what I bought and how much.

I found a 23" viewing area IPS panel monitor made by Viewsonic at Amazon.
With shipping, 308.00 dollars.
This is a full 16 x 9 monitor.

My previous one was a typical Samsung from Best Buys for about $235.00.
I bought that in November of 2008.
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« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2013, 12:38:44 PM »

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With shipping, 308.00 dollars.
I looked up what I paid in 2009: 480!! The equivalent now from Eizo is less that half that with IPS and LED.
I think a large part of the difference is due to exchange rates, so if you have a Yen for a new monitor, now is the time to do it.  Wink
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