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Old 03-07-2007, 11:32 AM
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LCD leap from CRT: What LCD are YOU using?

After using CRTs since 1977 (yikes! ), I'm about to take the plunge...

Would like to know things like:
* What brand/model, size of LCD are you using?
* Are you using it for:
......... color work only
......... BW and color
(I'm esp. interested in what folks are using who do Black & White work)

* Features/functions you like (or don't like)

* When you replace your current LCD someday, what features/functions will you seek that you don't have now?

* Any other tidbits, pearls of wisdom advice would be appreciated.

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Thanks in advance.

~Danny~
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Old 03-07-2007, 12:03 PM
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Re: LCD leap from CRT: What LCD are YOU using?

Hi Danny,

I've been using a 20 inch Lacie LCD screen for about 3 years now and I would not go back to a CRT for anything.

Christine
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Old 03-07-2007, 12:26 PM
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Re: LCD leap from CRT: What LCD are YOU using?

I've a 22" (21.3) Eizo ((http://www.eizo.com/products/graphic...-n/index.asp)). It's the only thing that would make me ditch my Lacie CRT on the other computer, but mostly for deskspace reasons. I do color and black and white. I miss being able to calibrate using the RGB guns (bars) with the Eizo and the lack of a curve modifier in the Eizo calibration software. Otherwise, the lcd is very nice. No backlight bleed, excellent color and viewing angles and it holds a calibration pretty nicely.

Tom's hardware guide is a good place to get a feeling for what's out there and the prices http://www.tomshardware.com
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Old 03-07-2007, 12:42 PM
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Re: LCD leap from CRT: What LCD are YOU using?

Ant, what gamma setting do you keep your eizo set at?

*or do you have pre-set profiles for different output?
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Old 03-07-2007, 12:49 PM
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Re: LCD leap from CRT: What LCD are YOU using?

I have heard good things about both LaCie and Eizo. As for me, at the moment I have an Intel iMac. The images are very good. At some time in the future I will make a further plunge and get myself a Mac Pro and will be looking at LaCie and Eizo.
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Old 03-07-2007, 01:09 PM
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Re: LCD leap from CRT: What LCD are YOU using?

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Ant, what gamma setting do you keep your eizo set at?

*or do you have pre-set profiles for different output?
5000k and yes, it's profiled for a specific output device (Fuji FinalProof) and two different color spaces depending on the client.
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Old 03-08-2007, 09:13 AM
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Monitor LCD CRT screen size calculator calculate

To avoid doing the math or crafting a spreadsheet based on Sqrt(C^2) = Sqrt((A^2) + (B^2)) to determine screen width and height based on the diagonal measure, check out the calculator here:

http://www.prinds.com/tools/screenDimensions.htm

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What's interesting...

Suppose:
* You have a CRT and the corner to corner (visible) measure is 20"
* You are thinking about upgrading to a 24" diagonal "wide screen" (16:9) LCD

With the LCD one would gain ~ 3" in the horizontal dimension over the CRT, but LOSE ~ .25" in the vertical dimension.

Important for some, but not others. In either event, this kind of thing is good to know before making a buying decision.

Last edited by DannyRaphael; 03-08-2007 at 09:33 AM. Reason: Fix a typo.
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Old 03-12-2007, 04:20 AM
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Re: LCD leap from CRT: What LCD are YOU using?

Decided on an HP L2335, which was discontinued a while back. Found a new one at a good price via eBay.

Features:
* 3-yr warranty
* 20" x 11.3" of viewing area, vs. 16" x 12" on CRT (23" diagonal 16:9 wide screen vs. 20" 4:3).
[I'm OK losing ~3/4" in heigth for a 4" increase in width; more room for Photoshop palettes.]

* S-IPS panel
* Tilt, swivel, height can be adjusted
* Rotate (important to me)
* USB ports (nice, not critical)
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