I am not sure if this thread is more appropriate for this forum, or if I should have posted it in the computers/hardware forum instead, but I am hoping somebody out there will have some good advice for me. Many thanks in advance!! (BTW, this is my first post on this site.)
Anyway, I am hoping to upgrade to a new monitor, as soon as budget allows for it (likely to be either the NEC WUXI 2690-2, or the NEC WQXI 3090, with the Spectraview for either one). But before I can do that, I am hoping to get by with my current, dual-monitor setup, just a little while longer. I am using a 19" Lacie Electron Blue IV CRT as my primary photo editor (it is getting old quickly), and a 17" LCD as a secondary panel (an NEC MultiSync LCD 1770GX, which I use primarily for Photoshop's palettes. It's a couple years old so far.) The problem is that they no longer seem to calibrate as well as they used to. (They always looked a little different from each other, but now they are getting to be way off. The Lacie is much warmer than the NEC. Or has the NEC gotten cooler instead?)
What I would really like to do is just bite the bullet, and get one of the newer NECs I mentioned above, but I can't really do that quite yet. So, I am wondering what my best option(s) would be at this point. The Lacie I have is about 3 or 4 years old now, and I suspect that I really should have retired it already. Would the NEC 1770 make a decent editing monitor just for the interim, or should I keep the going with the Lacie for now? (I don't believe the NEC 1770 was dedigned with photo editing in mind.) Or, can someone recommend a newer model in the meantime, that won't break the bank for me while I save for the one I truly want? Or, is it something else? (For example, can calibrators go bad? I'm using a Spyder 2 Pro.) Any and all advice would certainly be appreciated. BIG thanks!!!