A&P Best Monitor for editing

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  1. aCab

    aCab New Member

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    Im shopping for monitors - what do I look for in a good monitor to edit with?
     
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    colour space, contrast ratio, size
     
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    school me on color space and contrast ratio.
     
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    not the new apple :ugh:
     
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    I'm poor anyways son. And glossy < *
     
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    Best as in the absolute best available, or best in x price range?
     
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    Under $350 for a 24"
    Under $300 for a 22"

    I really want 1920 x 1200
     
  8. hash browns

    hash browns lolcathlon champion OT Supporter

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    you want to buy a pair of samsung 215TW ? 21" 1680x1050 high contrast, high quality panels
     
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    asdfbunk A Member OT Supporter

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    Dell ultrasharp is a bit out of your price range, but personally the best monitors i've ever used.
     
  10. OlafBeserka

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    I have a Dell ultrasharp 24" I love it, dont know if its the best. I actually want to try the HP S-PVA monitor though.
     
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    I still use a pair of Samsung 204T UXGA (1600x1200) 20" - they're a few years old but the S-PVA panel is where it's at IMO. Clients are always pleased with my work (stills and video work both) and they compare very well with my broadcast monitors, calibrate well for prints, etc.

    S-IPS is the other technology to find, stay the hell away from TN-based panels. They may be cheap with high contrast ratios but their color reproduction is garbage.
     
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    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    No Eizo, no care.
     
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    eizo or lacie for best quality
     
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    for his price range, TN is all he's going to get
     
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    if you push the bank a little, the lenovo l220x is $500 and is a s-pva panel and is the only (that i know of) 22" lcd that supports 1920x1200 natively (this resolution is usually only supported by 24" panels). i got this a year ago and really happy with it. plus the base can be adjust by height, viewing angle, and can rotate to portrait.
     
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    i second that vote
     
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    that lenovo is a pretty nice screen. you should probably be able to get it for $350-400ish last time i priced those
     
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    Buy used. There's no TN worth even half a crap vs. a used SPVA/SPIS for color work.
     
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    good luck getting anything other than tn panels on that budget
     

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