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HP W2558HC monitor
« on: April 17, 2009, 08:10:05 PM »

The HP W2558HC looks like a monitor worth considering when the budget is around the Cdn$500-700 range.  One statement on the box in particular is intriguing: "92% NTSC".  This isn't mentioned anywhere else on HP's website but it does imply a larger colour gamut than most LCDs.  For comparison, sRGB is approximately 72% of NTSC.

Of course one big question is, what shape is the gamut?  Does it shoot way off into colours that are extreme but not often found in nature photos, while it might leave out essential parts of the sRGB space for instance.  So, has anyone calibrated one of these and could they post the gamut as shown by the color applet in WinXP or some other tool?  It seems to be too new for any web reviews.

The monitor (or just search HP site for W2558HC):

By comparison, the Dell 2408WFP has a large gamut, but misses some of the yellow/green of the sRGB space.  So it might be a good monitor, but can't show some of the colours frequently occuring in landscapes.  X-bit Labs has very thorough reviews (and a very slow or extremely popular web server)



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« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2009, 04:39:24 PM »

TFT Central claims that it uses a TN panel.  It shouldn't be claiming 92% of a box of crayons.

I've no idea what kind of voodoo "HP Vivid Color Technology" is supposed to be.  So perhaps there is more to it.

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