I don't know if "Neoprinter" will read this post, but he seemed to be the qualified expert on color accurate displays. However, I will be pleased if anyone can help me with my question.
I am not a serious photographer. I have a Canon Digital Rebel XTI and am a point and shoot user, but want to get the best quality results I can with that approach. As probably is common, my pictures sit on a hard drive and never get printed. I find that everyone is glued to my slide show screen saver, so I decided about a year ago I wanted to buy a display and frame it on the wall and run a slideshow constantly. I first looked into TVs and DVD players and now am looking at a 30" LCD monitor and probably a Mac to drive it. We keep our photos on my wife's new Macbook. I first looked at the Apple monitor, but then read reviews that gave the Dell 3007WFP and most recently the yet to be shipped Samsung 305T much higher ratings. When I visited the Apple store today, they told me the same thing I have heard a few times - although the other monitors may have better specs, the Apple has much higher "color accuracy."
So, I assume that color accuracy means just that - the colors are more true to life. So, given my intended application is to simply display my photos in a slideshow on the wall and since I won't be probably doing any serious edit work beyond the beginning tools in Apple's iPhoto- will I notice the difference between these displays?
Is the Apple worth the money over the Dell?
Has anyone read enough about the Samsung 305T (suggested retail $2K) to comment on that one?
Having said that, when I bought my last TV years ago, I did notice a big difference between an $8K Pioneer Elite and the other Pioneer or less expensive TVs. I did pay to have the TV's color temperatures set and calibrated. I don't really want to have to a bunch of adjustments to this LCD monitor and from what I have read so far on this forum, it sounds like you can't really adjust the color accuracy well.
Any help is appreciated.