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Old 08-12-2010, 10:12 AM
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Re: Which Monitor for Photo Editing 2010

Hi Leroy Brown,

It was just a "heads up" to all as I am looking for a monitor myself.
I am currently working on a PC and I guess the next stage is which
graphics card to buy and so it goes on. . .

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Old 10-15-2010, 02:21 AM
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Re: Which Monitor for Photo Editing 2010

I am looking to upgrade my current dual monitor system which is used for both photographic printing & web images. Ideally, I would like to find a wide gamut monitor for the photographic printing but with a budget of £470. I do not require HD resolutions.

I have narrowed my choice to 2 monitors & would appreciate some comments from users/professionals:
  • NEC MultiSync P221W 22" - sPVA - 1680 x 1050 - 96% adobe RGB - £350
  • Dell UltraSharp 2410 24" - eIPS - 1920 x 1200 - 96% adobe RGB - £460

I already have an EyeOne Display 2 & would like to continue using this device. Of particular interest is colour accuracy & calibration.

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Old 10-15-2010, 07:47 AM
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Re: Which Monitor for Photo Editing 2010

Not sure if 20pictures still want 2 24" or 22" monitors. But I came across the 30" HP ZR30w. Costs $1200.00 CAD best price I think at www.newegg.ca. And while guys like Andrew Rodney says specs like % of sRGB/Adobe RGB aren't important...the HP is supposed to do 100% sRGB and 99% Adobe RGB. Just might buy this one. Was considering the new Dell 30" U3011 too. Runs just under $1600.00 CAD. Cheaper than the 27" NEC Multisync. What do you guys think?
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Old 10-15-2010, 07:59 AM
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Re: Which Monitor for Photo Editing 2010

As I have a restrictive budget, I don't think it realistic for me to be looking beyond 24". Today, I added an HP monitor to my list, which it currently tops:
  • HP LP2475W - 24”- sIPS - 1920 x 1200 - 100% adobe RGB - £450
  • Dell UltraSharp 2410 - 24" - eIPS - 1920 x 1200 - 96% adobe RGB - £460
  • NEC MultiSync P221W - 22" - sPVA - 1680 x 1050 - 96% adobe RGB - £350
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Old 10-15-2010, 09:03 AM
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Re: Which Monitor for Photo Editing 2010

The NEC is clearly in my mind the best option, its a smart monitor! Be sure to get the bundle with the host software for calibration and a supported colorimeter.
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Old 10-15-2010, 09:14 AM
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Re: Which Monitor for Photo Editing 2010

Interesting. Are you basing this on photographic/printing work? I have been told that the SpectraViewII does support the EyeOne Display 2 that I already have.

I was also lead to believe that the software is bundled with the 'monitor only' package.

Being the only PVA screen of the group, I thought it might be older & inferior technology.
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Old 10-15-2010, 09:17 AM
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Re: Which Monitor for Photo Editing 2010

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Interesting. Are you basing this on photographic/printing work? I have been told that the SpectraViewII does support the EyeOne Display 2 that I already have.

I was also lead to believe that the software is bundled with the 'monitor only' package.
Yes, its fantastic for photo and print work because unlike so many other displays, the calibration takes place using the high bit panel and software that supports it, allowing for instance, control over the contrast ratio of the display to better match a print. You can use your existing EyeOne Display-2, just get the $99 software with the display and you’re all set.
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Old 10-15-2010, 10:05 AM
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Re: Which Monitor for Photo Editing 2010

Can you enlighten me to the difference between the Spectraview II calibration software & SpectraView Profiler?
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Old 10-15-2010, 10:52 AM
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Can you enlighten me to the difference between the Spectraview II calibration software & SpectraView Profiler?
SpectraView II is used for calibration with a supported instrument. Profiler is for the newer units that have a “self” calibration option, no instrument necessary. I don’t think the P221W can use Profiler. PA series do.
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Old 10-16-2010, 02:37 AM
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Re: Which Monitor for Photo Editing 2010

I am leaning towards the NEC as it is the only one with Look-Up-Tables. I was alarmed, however, at the test results at: http://www.prad.de/.../en/monitore/r...1w-part13.html which display blue clipping.

I would be interested in Andrew explaining the alleged comment that the % adobeRGB figures are not important.

My choices had been influenced by the instruction that the quality of panel progresses from TN to PVA to IPS, however, I am not that experienced in this field. I currently have a TN panel & have no problem with an angle of view less than 178°.
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