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Old 11-05-2007, 06:54 AM
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Apple Cinema HD Displays??

Hi does anyone have any experience of Apple Cinema HD Displays?
Do they give accurate colour when calibrated?

Or are the laCie 319 Gen 2 or NEC Spectraview 1990 better options?
Does any have experience of these displays?

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Old 11-05-2007, 08:51 AM
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Re: Apple Cinema HD Displays??

I have a 20" Apple Cinema Display and love it. Bright, easy on the eyes and easy to calibrate.
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Old 11-05-2007, 09:51 AM
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Re: Apple Cinema HD Displays??

i've had a lot of trouble with the apples at work, i use eizo for home.

for graphic design purposes, they're ok, but if you need critical color, they tend to shift easily. I also had a problem with burn-ins. Anything i had on my screen for more than a couple of minutes, like an open folder would show ghosted traces of it...very annoying. also get a bit of purple fringe on the borders.

but for regular design work, they're fine.
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Old 11-05-2007, 10:04 AM
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Re: Apple Cinema HD Displays??

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i've had a lot of trouble with the apples at work, i use eizo for home.

for graphic design purposes, they're ok, but if you need critical color, they tend to shift easily. I also had a problem with burn-ins. Anything i had on my screen for more than a couple of minutes, like an open folder would show ghosted traces of it...very annoying. also get a bit of purple fringe on the borders.

but for regular design work, they're fine.
What Eizo do you use? Are only the really hi end one good for critical color work?
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Old 11-05-2007, 10:19 AM
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Re: Apple Cinema HD Displays??

i have a lower end model at home, but the ColorEdge CG211 seems to be popular among most people i know with them, affordable for home use.

would like to upgrade to the 30" model. gotta read more about it.

mine has a high contrast ratio that i don't like that much, but color has given me no problems, and no complaints from clients, so far. it's just a little too brigh and sharp for print representation, but once you get used to it, you can calibrate it to work.
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Old 11-05-2007, 10:27 AM
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Re: Apple Cinema HD Displays??

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i have a lower end model at home, but the ColorEdge CG211 seems to be popular among most people i know with them, affordable for home use.

would like to upgrade to the 30" model. gotta read more about it.

mine has a high contrast ratio that i don't like that much, but color has given me no problems, and no complaints from clients, so far. it's just a little too brigh and sharp for print representation, but once you get used to it, you can calibrate it to work.
ColorEdge CG211 looks nice but its around $3000 can you recommend any lower end Eizo's or are that not up to color critical work?
Thanks again
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Old 11-05-2007, 10:47 AM
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Re: Apple Cinema HD Displays??

like i said, i use the lower end 21", so it's def. not at the same standard as the CG models, only have 10bit calibration and very high cotrast ratio...i needed to spend some cash before taxes one year and just couldn't afford the extra 1500 for the 210-211 at the time. i also needed something quick for a bunch of work coming in and the apple had to go!

but i have no problems with it. viewing angle aint the best, but then again i'm not jumping around while i retouch.

i like it. but will upgrade eventually to something CG as i m starting to work from home a lot more.

maybe send chris T. a PM, he knows alot more about the calibration specs than i do. I'm fairly new to it. I just have it setup to represent print work.

--we just got a 30" swop certified soft proofing booth here at the job, calibration is good for 24 hours. but they have it setup on a 30" apple....would like to see how this works out.
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Old 11-05-2007, 10:54 AM
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Re: Apple Cinema HD Displays??

I have Apple 30" calibrated with eyeone. This is the best solution i think.
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Old 11-05-2007, 02:46 PM
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Re: Apple Cinema HD Displays??

kodak sent out a memo that the 23" apple monitors had a cast problem and to avoid them, kodak uses the apple 30" for their Virtual Proofing system...
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Old 11-06-2007, 05:43 PM
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Re: Apple Cinema HD Displays??

Best value is an Apple 20" with a cheap side monitor for toolboxes. Yeah, it ain't the greatest, but none of these things last forever, and it's pretty damn good with regular calibration.
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