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Old 09-18-2007, 12:46 PM
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New EIZO 30"

http://www.eizo.com/press/releases/pdf/CG301W_pr.pdf
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Old 09-18-2007, 03:21 PM
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Re: New EIZO 30"

looks like a nice monitor, i wonder how it compares cost wise to the apple 30" display which is the monitor that gets used for the MVP system...
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Old 09-18-2007, 04:08 PM
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Re: New EIZO 30"

I have got to get me one of these!
Thanks for the heads up on this.

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Old 09-18-2007, 04:30 PM
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Re: New EIZO 30"

Im a sceptic about the whole Eizo thing. They seem to have cornered the market recently in high-end monitors, not sure if its justified. Was in a job recently where I was able to compare directly an Eizo with a standard Dell flatscreen, I was able to compare prints directly with the screens both set up with correct softproofing. To be honest the Eizo seemed to have a narrower gamut (too narrow for my liking). The software they provided including the much touted self calibration seemed amateurish, and not easily customisable at all. Maybe I didnt give it a chance, this was only a days work.

Technically what you need is to generate a good profile, and a monitor that can stretch to as mush of of the CMYK gamut as possible (far out Greens and bottom end colours in particular) - to think that an Eizo is giving you a truer representation of print colors is just not the case in my experience. There are other manufacturers making excellent monitors which you can use for high-end colour, in exactly the same way.
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Old 09-18-2007, 04:39 PM
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Re: New EIZO 30"

The Eizo software is fully adjustable with RGBCMY. No other monitor gives you that capability. If you do NOT have the USB 2.0 cable attached to the computer, an Eizo calibration can be off by quite a bit but still "look" good.

Of course I am talking about their hi end monitors. I have seen some people use some of their lower end monitors thinking that they were getting the best.

I have been using one for years and still swear by them. NO other monitor adjusts the greys like the Eizo does also.

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Old 09-18-2007, 06:13 PM
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Ok Chris well I take your word for it, maybe I didnt have enough time to spend, sure the USB was connected though. Can't actually remember which model Eizo it was either.

Main problem I found was that the blacks seemed to be flat and I didnt find a way to boost them. Also the white point needed to be taken pretty far away from the recommended range, and again whatever you did they were just not bright enough - comparing prints on a color controlled light box the whole thing just seemed flat - for Greys maybe, but the extremes were very poorly handled - just my experience. Maybe it was a dodgy model as you have said.
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Old 09-18-2007, 06:44 PM
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Re: New EIZO 30"

Oh man I just ordered my 24" eizo 5 min ago!!! wonder what the price will be.
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Old 09-18-2007, 06:53 PM
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Re: New EIZO 30"

i don't know what the price will be, but i hope it effects the price on the smaller models, maybe knock it down a bit. Doubt it though!

-IT dpmt won't budge on them though, their arguement is why pay 5k for a monitor that soft proofs, that will have to be replaced every 2 years.

I don't really get that, you think it would shift that bad in just 2 years?

they use 30" apples (main monitor) and 20"ers for tools. sucks.
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Old 09-18-2007, 08:06 PM
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I would bet they last longer than two years, they have a 5 yr warranty but not sure what exactly it covers.

Thanks for the heads up too!
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Old 09-18-2007, 08:12 PM
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Re: New EIZO 30"

adam, from what i underastand, they know that they will last a lot longer than 5 years, no problem, but even with calibration and whatnot, they will eventually shift or lose something that won't display the true color that it was originally capable of doing.

i don't get it at all, so i can't even argue with them without any backup!

all i know is that i hate the apples, i've had mine at work replaced a few times. I use eizo at home though, and love it.
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