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Jay Kaplan

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« on: October 02, 2005, 08:50:06 PM »

I know this was discussed before, but at the time, I was not in the market for one. Now, with my current monitor just about at the end of its' useful life, I have to look for a replacement.I tried looking for the older threads, but after the crash and restore, they are gone and so I am asking for advice.

I am looking for a 19" LCD to run on a Windows based machine.
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« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2005, 04:43:23 AM »

I have a Ezio CG19 that is harware calibratible and I'm more that pleased with it.

And I hear the NEC SpectraView series are quite nice as well(not as good as Eizo though)
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« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2005, 04:27:56 PM »

I'm about to jump on the LCD monitor bandwagon myself and had planned to get the 213T Samsung that a number of forum members use and recommend.  Apparently, the 213T has been discontinued.  Is the 214T the replacement for the 213T?  Also, I see a 204T that appears to be similar.

Any recommended online suppliers for these monitors?  I've used the Froggle search engine and found prices in the vicinity of $700 and upwards for the 214T but haven't done business with any of those suppliers to this point.

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« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2005, 07:01:16 PM »

I like my Apple 20" very much. Great build quality and widescreen. My only issue is that the backlight operates at 7000K.

Dell monitors are a good bang-for-the-buck if you can find stackable coupons but they are much too bright for our kind of work.

LaCies newer displays use 10-bit LUTs much like the Eizos and is another option.

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« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2005, 10:47:33 AM »

Some interesting info on these sites (I'm looking, too):

Apple vs Dell - same LCD, different performance?? http://www.anandtech.com/displays/showdoc.aspx?i=2400

Other articles on displays, same site: http://www.anandtech.com/displays/

Viewsonic apparently make a good one, too (VP930B), and the prices here seem pretty good: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/Se...38744&CatId=170
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« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2005, 08:19:46 AM »

The Amateur Photographer ( uk ) last week stated that in their opinion crts were still better than lcds and some people were still looking for refurbished ones It is the leading magazine in the uk and their opinions carry weight
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« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2005, 09:20:08 AM »

I'm also looking for a new 19" LCD display. I've been considering the Dell 1905FP for 370, as it has had some excellent reviews. But would I be better off getting a screen designed for colour management applications such as the LaCie PhotoVision II? The 19" version is actually a bit cheaper than the Dell at 340. However, I can't find any reviews on it...

The Eizo CG19 looks great but it a bit out of my price range.

Cheers

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« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2005, 10:35:17 AM »

I LOVE my 24" Dell!  Got it for $750, looks GREAT!  Brightness is not an issue, turned it all the way down on the unit, set the remainder in the vid panel - looks GREAT!  Can't be touched for the size/money!  You wouldn't belive how good fps games look @ 1920x1200 too  

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« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2005, 11:15:58 AM »

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I have a Ezio CG19 that is harware calibratible and I'm more that pleased with it.

And I hear the NEC SpectraView series are quite nice as well(not as good as Eizo though)
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I am interested why you think the NEC SpectraView is not as good as the Eizo ColorEdge series of monitors, mostly from the point of view that I am ready to step up to the next generation of monitors.

From my research I have identified two monitors that would be worth the upgrade, both are capable of aRGB colour space, geared towards calibrated work, 22 inches, and both around the same price (GBP3,000):

1...The first is the [a href=\"http://www.eizo.com/products/graphics/cg220/index.asp]Eizo ColourEdge CG220[/url]- NB the other ColorEdge monitors in the range do not cover the aRGB range of colours and the difference is quite substantial (there is a vRML application on the Eizo website for comparing gamut coverage - including the ability to upload ICC profiles to include in the comparison).

2...The NEC Spectraview Reference 21 has perhaps a slightly wider gamut coverage (if there is anything in it at all), but the advantage appears to be the LED backlight tunable over a range of colour temperatures compared with the Eizo. Again, the other NEC monitors in the range do not have the same colour gamut as the range topper.

So, anyone got any experience of these two particular monitors? Perhaps Michael could do a review and give us a hands on comparison of current state of the art monitors - either one would certainly look rather nice next to his D50 proofing lamp.

As a final note, GBP3,000 for a monitor may sound a lot of money but I take the view that if you have spent GBP10K+ on camera and lenses then it is not a magnitude of spend out of order, particularly as I will probably spend more time looking at the screen than through the viewfinder.
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« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2005, 08:30:27 AM »

try www.monitoroutlet.com good selection..
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