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narikin

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« on: August 01, 2008, 05:18:30 PM »

sorry for another monitor question, but I'm in need of a serious 30" monitor for a lot of printing to be done in the next 3 months.

LCD or LED? HP/Dell/Samsung/Eizo/NEC?
(Apple seem to have lost touch with monitor technical progress...)

currently leaning towards NEC LCD3090WQXi-BK for $2200 which gets many good reviews

but HP L3065 at $1300 is tempting too

Eizo CG301W is not convincing for some reason, oh yes - its $5000 and the last ($4000) Eizo monitor I had was junk that had to be returned.

all the above have close to ARGB expanded gamuts, which I prefer.

have I overlooked anything major? - the LED Samsung XL30 is pricey but I cant find a serious user review of it to know if its a real leap forward (being LED) or just marketing BS.
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« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2008, 06:03:47 PM »

I just got the NEC 2690wuxi and it's great. Color, contrast, sharpness and size all work well and for $1100 versus $2200 (for 30" model) I was willing to give up 4" diag. in size which isn't much when you look at it. Works with my Eye1 calibrator as well. The main downside to the Apple monitors is that they are too bright which makes them tough to calibrate. The NEC brightness goes down far enough for a good calibration.
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« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2008, 11:56:10 PM »

I am really happy with my HP LP3065.

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« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2008, 04:48:56 AM »

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I just got the NEC 2690wuxi and it's great. Color, contrast, sharpness and size all work well and for $1100 versus $2200 (for 30" model) I was willing to give up 4" diag. in size which isn't much when you look at it. Works with my Eye1 calibrator as well. The main downside to the Apple monitors is that they are too bright which makes them tough to calibrate. The NEC brightness goes down far enough for a good calibration.
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idem ditto for over a year


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Try: [a href=\"http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Wide_Inkjet_Printers/]http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Wide_Inkjet_Printers/[/url]
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« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2008, 08:51:58 AM »

good to know that NEC has a positive reception here.

I do need 30" though - its not just the 4" screen size, its the extra resolution that comes with it - more pixels. Once you get used to that amount of desktop its hard to step back.

it seems nearly everyone is going close to ARGB these days - some make a song and dance about it, other dont!
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« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2008, 10:53:09 AM »

Loving the NEC 3090 driven with SpectraView II software. My only beef is it puts out some heat (but nothing like the old CRTs).
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« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2008, 03:21:24 PM »

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Loving the NEC 3090 driven with SpectraView II software. My only beef is it puts out some heat (but nothing like the old CRTs).
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 thanks Andrew - does the 30" come with Spectraview  'in the box' or is that an extra?
I have an i1 photo so another puck is not wanted, but the software would be nice
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« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2008, 03:27:23 PM »

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thanks Andrew - does the 30" come with Spectraview  'in the box' or is that an extra?
I have an i1 photo so another puck is not wanted, but the software would be nice
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Its extra. You can use your EyeOne and just purchase the software (US $99).
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« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2008, 08:20:51 PM »

And your feeling on that unit (30) vs. the 26 inch?


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Its extra. You can use your EyeOne and just purchase the software (US $99).
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« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2008, 09:09:01 PM »

Andrew, do you use the shades?  I've been looking for some for the 2690, but can't find in stock anywhere.

As for size, everytime I've moved up to a larger monitor, I can never imagine going back to a smaller one.  I suspect I'll end up with a 30" (I like the Nec) and feel the same.  
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« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2008, 09:55:00 PM »

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And your feeling on that unit (30) vs. the 26 inch?
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Well one's bigger... I have both, I like em both. If size matters, you'll prefer the 30.
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« Reply #11 on: August 03, 2008, 09:56:52 PM »

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Andrew, do you use the shades? 

Shades?
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« Reply #12 on: August 03, 2008, 10:46:23 PM »

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Loving the NEC 3090 driven with SpectraView II software. My only beef is it puts out some heat (but nothing like the old CRTs).
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What makes the Spectraview software worth buying? If I'm already using an Eye1 with software and get a calibrated monitor what does the Spectraview add?

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« Reply #13 on: August 04, 2008, 08:50:38 AM »

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What makes the Spectraview software worth buying? If I'm already using an Eye1 with software and get a calibrated monitor what does the Spectraview add?

Thanks, Doug
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It turns this into a "Smart Monitor" which now utilizes all the hardware built into the unit for calibration and profiling. Do a search for SpectraView here, the product has been highly discussed.
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« Reply #14 on: August 05, 2008, 12:00:17 AM »

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It turns this into a "Smart Monitor" which now utilizes all the hardware built into the unit for calibration and profiling. Do a search for SpectraView here, the product has been highly discussed.
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From what I understand Spectraview does the calibration automatically once I set the parameters so I don't have to manually adjust anything on screen (contrast, etc.). I used to get this feature for free when I used my EyeOne II with my Lacie CRT monitor. I guess I'll have to decide whether it's worth the extra $100.

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« Reply #15 on: August 05, 2008, 12:36:20 AM »

Just interested in any differences however minor in these monitors (other than size.)


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Well one's bigger... I have both, I like em both. If size matters, you'll prefer the 30.
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« Reply #16 on: August 06, 2008, 09:59:19 AM »

A solid thumbs up for the NEC LCD3090.

Simply beautiful and obviously made by people who are concerned with accurate color.

Get the SpectraView kit - necessary to pull the best out of the monitor.
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« Reply #17 on: August 06, 2008, 12:19:25 PM »

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Shades?
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Should have said hood.  I was having trouble finding one in stock in Canada, but have found one, and ordered.
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« Reply #18 on: August 06, 2008, 01:40:07 PM »

I have the Monaco Optix with the XR Pro colorimeter. Will this colorimeter work with the SpectraView II software?
If I'm going to shell out $2200.00 for a monitor, $100.00 for the software is chump change.
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« Reply #19 on: August 06, 2008, 01:43:13 PM »

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I have the Monaco Optix with the XR Pro colorimeter. Will this colorimeter work with the SpectraView II software?
If I'm going to shell out $2200.00 for a monitor, $100.00 for the software is chump change.
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I expect so, check w NEC

by the way, you can get the monitor for $2000.

let me know where you find the software, or maybe its just an NEC download purchase?
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