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Old 10-30-2002, 10:45 PM
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New monitor choice

I have recently made the mistake of buying one of the new Viewsonic A90f monitors. The reason I call it a mistake is that I should have looked at the specs real close. It does advertise as an exceptionally bright monitor, which should have been a warning. It is too bright and I cannot get a good profile using Optical. I cannot bring the brightness setting down to the required setting in the precission calibration mode. I have since noticed several of the monitor makers with the same advertisement as being bright.

Does anyone have knowledge of the currently available CRT monitors which one would be the best for photoshop work and be suitable for use with Colorvision's Optical and Spyder? I want at least a 19" CRT monitor. Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 10-31-2002, 12:29 AM
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A Mitsubishi 2060U is on my list for Santa Claus.
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Old 10-31-2002, 01:35 AM
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How much do you want to spend?

I'm currently looking at an "after-lease" Mitsubishi 2040U on eBay for around $300. I've seen nothing but good reviews on the Mitsubishi monitors. I know this one is used, but since I'm really waiting for a viable LCD monitor for graphics work, I'm hoping the used Mitsubishi will get me through till one's available. And, I don't really have the $$ right now for a NEW 2060U, since it appears that I'm in the market for a new system.

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Old 10-31-2002, 02:46 AM
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Sony Trinitrons are great monitors. I have had two and they have both been fantastic. I wouldn't get anything else.
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Old 10-31-2002, 10:58 AM
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I second the sony trinitron monitors. I use a dual monitor system with two 15" monitors.

I tried working with a 19" and after working with the two monitors found there just wasn't enough space on my screen for all the windows I had got used to being open.
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Old 10-31-2002, 11:26 AM
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Thanks for the ideas and input. I guess this narrows it down between the Mitsubishi and the Sony. I'll do more detailed analysis this time, I certainly don't want to get what I need this time. My wife will be glad to get my Viewsonic. She currently has my 7 year old Mitsubishi 17" which has a weak green gun.

Anyone have any first hand knowledge with one of these new monitors and Optical?
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Old 10-31-2002, 12:00 PM
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Is any one bothered by the line(s) which show on the trinitron and diamondtron tubes?

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Old 10-31-2002, 01:05 PM
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The lines on my Sony don't bother me, I got used to them in a day or two. I didn't know Diamondtron had lines (thought it was a different technology).
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Old 10-31-2002, 01:53 PM
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I have a Viewsonic 17" with the lines. When I first plugged it in, it was very noticeable. After a couple of hours, it didn't bother me, and now I don't even think about them.

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Old 10-31-2002, 04:19 PM
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Smile Sony

I current ly have a Sony GDM 500 PS AND I LOVE IT !

It has a wonderfull max res or 2048 x 1536, but i keep it at 1600 x 1200. The lines only bother me when i sit to close to the monitor (6") so if i see'em i know to back up

It is a tad pricy, but if you have the cash or find a deal i highly recomend it.
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