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Giedo

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« on: November 14, 2005, 08:07:13 AM »

In the process of getting a good quality monitor that can be calibrated,  has true to life colours an looks ok in my living room. No need to be bigger than 17 or 19"....
So there is Samsung Syncmaster and the Eizo flexscan and a lot of others, but actually I don't know what I'm choosing from! What does 12ms mean? And is 25 ms better or worse than 12ms? Contrast ratios? DVI?

My budget is around 500. Is that enough to get a decent monitor and makes a real difference compared to the one that I got with my pc?

Thanks, Giedo
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« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2005, 11:50:39 AM »

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In the process of getting a good quality monitor that can be calibrated,  has true to life colours an looks ok in my living room. No need to be bigger than 17 or 19"....
So there is Samsung Syncmaster and the Eizo flexscan and a lot of others, but actually I don't know what I'm choosing from! What does 12ms mean? And is 25 ms better or worse than 12ms? Contrast ratios? DVI?

My budget is around 500. Is that enough to get a decent monitor and makes a real difference compared to the one that I got with my pc?

Thanks, Giedo
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For a real good explanation of what a digital imaging system should do/require/specs..try Microsofts Pixel performance, Creating an Optimized Digital Imaging System. It's on their web site. Granted it is for WinXP but the eqpt requirements are universal.
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« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2005, 01:05:58 PM »

Probably one of the quickest ways to get up to speed on the ins and outs of monitor performance is to read through the articles on Toms Hardware guide. They have become increasingly more sophisticated in their testing methodologies over the last couple of months and it isn't all games related, there is quite a reasonable chunk of testing done on colour performance and aspects of interest to photographers.

Toms Hardware Guide (Displays)

If you do up grade your monitor remember to factor in the cost of calibration tools. It doesn't matter how good the monitor is, until it is calibrated it is not going to show accurate colours or give the best tonal representation.
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« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2005, 09:28:16 AM »

I have found www.hardware.fr to be another excellent information source on screens. Their recent tests have put an emphasis on color accurary. Their reviews are unfortunately only availalble in French as far as I know.

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« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2005, 01:12:07 PM »

Try BeHardware for the english version.
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