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p.1 #1 · Looking for a new monitor.


I've been using a 23" LG (IPS) and until a recent power outage I was happy with it - since then the color has been inconsistent and I'm tired of it.

Would appreciate some suggestions on what to look at --- 23" to 27".



Mar 15, 2013 at 07:08 AM
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p.1 #2 · Looking for a new monitor.


I guess you need to consider the features that you consider desirable and affordable. e.g.:
- wide gamut
- high pixel density (I like 132ppi or more. Some are as low as 89 ppi)
- screen ratio (I prefer 16:10 to 16:9 as it gives more pixels vertically for the same width)
- physical size
- on-board computer and colour lookup table
- uniformity of colours and tones
- controllable black and white points, or an equivalent such as white point and contrast ratio
- ease of calibration and profiling
- glossy vs anti-glare finish (I hate glossy for working with photos)
- price
- warranty
- etc., etc.

In terms of specific monitors I'm afraid that I cannot advise you.

- Alan



Mar 15, 2013 at 11:43 AM
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p.1 #3 · Looking for a new monitor.


LaCie 324i 24" Class Widescreen LCD HD Monitor - 1920 x 1200, 16:10, 1000:1 Native, 60Hz, 6ms, HDMI, DVI-D, Black


Mar 16, 2013 at 06:43 PM
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p.1 #4 · Looking for a new monitor.


How much do you want to spend?


Mar 17, 2013 at 09:23 AM
 

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p.1 #5 · Looking for a new monitor.


I would look at the NEC PA series. Plan on getting the software if you already have a calibration puck. They sell a kit of software and puck but you can sometimes get a better deal by purchasing separately.

Doug



Mar 17, 2013 at 04:00 PM
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p.1 #6 · Looking for a new monitor.


I have a Dell 2711 and am very happy with it great wide gamut monitor. I also have a Auria 27" from Microcenter a $399 alternative. It is sRGB and not wide gamut but is also good a tiny bit of light bleed in the bottom corners hardly noticeable and dose not reach into the photos when editing. I have no problem suggesting it to someone on a budget. Both calibrate very nicely.


Mar 17, 2013 at 04:30 PM
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p.1 #7 · Looking for a new monitor.


xvvvz wrote:
I would look at the NEC PA series. Plan on getting the software if you already have a calibration puck. They sell a kit of software and puck but you can sometimes get a better deal by purchasing separately.Doug


+1

After a lot of research I went with the PA241W and NEC's calibration system. Calibrating was straightforward and I've been very happy with the monitor and accuracy. I think I spent about $1200 on the monitor/puck/software package from BH four or five months ago.

Best,

Chuck



Mar 17, 2013 at 04:37 PM
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p.1 #8 · Looking for a new monitor.


+1 NEC PA241W


Mar 17, 2013 at 05:00 PM





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