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Old 06-17-2015, 03:17 PM
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Re: Suggestions for a good monitor for retouching

You can't make a mistake here, both NEC and EIZO are good (God damn it I speak Russian and German, some Spanish, but no Italian )

Eizo gives you more accurate color, and 5 year warrantee.
NEC gives you more resolution and bigger display.
For the same amount of cash.

Same money.
NEC=2560x1440, 27", IPS, calibrator.
EIZO=192x1200, 24", IPS, more accurate color(but no calibrator).
Color important=EIZO.
Resolution important=NEC.
NEC=color absolutely good.
EIZO=color absolutely good.

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Another vote for Eizo. The self calibrators are great for retouching.
This is NOT what she is asking. Those monitors are much more expensive.

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Old 06-17-2015, 03:27 PM
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Re: Suggestions for a good monitor for retouching

Both NEC and Eizo will display accurate colour (neither necessarily better) once correctly calibrated and the resulting profile used. Calibration is IMHO a necessity and far from being a gimmick

You should also budget for a display calibration device if looking at models that are not supplied with such.
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Old 06-17-2015, 03:34 PM
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Both NEC and Eizo will display accurate colour (neither necessarily better) once correctly calibrated and the resulting profile used. Calibration is IMHO a necessity and far from being a gimmick

You should also budget for a display calibration device if looking at models that are not supplied with such.
NEC comes with a calibrator.
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Old 06-17-2015, 03:46 PM
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NEC comes with a calibrator.
Not in the UK and by extension the rest of Europe
http://www.nec-display-solutions.com...EA274WMi.xhtml
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Old 06-17-2015, 03:49 PM
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Oh that is just evil(GOOD TO KNOW, ALWAYS MAKE SURE THAT WHAT YOU'RE BUYING IS WHAT YOU WANTED TO BUY). Still, I like the options of more pixels and larger footprint..
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Old 06-17-2015, 04:16 PM
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Re: Suggestions for a good monitor for retouching

Around the 1000 dollar mark the best bang for the buck would be the CS240 which is really bonkers. I have one and absolutely love it, used a lot of displays before and in this price segment this one is the best hands down.

Also, regarding self calibration - remember you still need to calibrate your display using a colorimeter (Spyder, X-Rite etc) first and then it uses a built-in sensor popping up either from the top or bottom of the screen, to cross-reference the readouts with your ICC profile coming from a hardware device. In other words, it is just to keep the calibration consistent in time. Still, it's a cool feature.

Don't know about other countries, but in EU you have to watch whether your display comes with the ColorNavigator suite license. What is odd is that the price is the same - just not every package has the CD shipped in the box.

Also, if you want something cheaper, Eizo CS230 is great, too. I've got mine for around 700 USD or a bit less. I have one at home as I prefer a smaller screen after hours. The catch is that's a 16:9 display compared to its 16:10 bigger brother (240). I prefer the first option since I like to watch movies and tv shows on my screen at night and it doesn't display black bars above and beyond the picture.

On another note, some has mentioned a Cinema Display, well I've used a matte 23" for years, I've bought in 2006 as far as I remember. Yes it doesn't have any hardware calibration or fancy features but it's consistent, neutral and very stable - I've given it to my good friend who's an illustrator and still, after using it eight hours a day no yellow tints, dead pixels and virtually no problems.
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Old 06-17-2015, 04:25 PM
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Around £460 in the UK ($730) CS240 includes Color Navigator 6 software. Seems like a bargain basin Eizo

http://shop.colourconfidence.com/pro...on-lcd-monitor
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Old 06-17-2015, 05:08 PM
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Around £460 in the UK ($730) CS240 includes Color Navigator 6 software. Seems like a bargain basin Eizo

http://shop.colourconfidence.com/pro...on-lcd-monitor
There you go Girl, DONE!
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Old 06-18-2015, 12:33 PM
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Re: Suggestions for a good monitor for retouching

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You can't make a mistake here, both NEC and EIZO Eizo gives you more accurate color, and 5 year warrantee.
NEC gives you more resolution and bigger display.
For the same amount of cash.
In what way, using what testing methodology does the Eizo provide more accurate color than the comparable NEC SpectraView?
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Old 06-18-2015, 01:07 PM
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Re: Suggestions for a good monitor for retouching

Thanks to everyone for the discussions and opinions. It's great! I'm learning a lor of things and all of you are helping me so much in solving the topic! I'll check also the issue about the Italian release of the different models with or without software. What I should say? Thanks again, really.
I'll let you know the final decision of course! ;-)
Silvia
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