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I have to buy monitor today, is this a good one?

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Old 12-29-2007, 02:38 PM
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Re: I have to buy monitor today, is this a good on

Hi Murray


VP930b

Ok, I am REALLY loosing my mind, I searched all over the place and now I find it, I think the cyber gods are in cahoots to drive me into la la land. Is this the one you recommend then? If so, I am going to buy it and go and have a stiff Martini LOL LOL
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Old 12-29-2007, 02:57 PM
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I think you will be pleased with it.
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Old 12-29-2007, 03:35 PM
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I think you will be pleased with it.
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doesnt the samsung i quoted have better stats for a lower price? Screens are confusing the shit out of me... I was going to get a viewsonic and the guy at the store told me I was better off with the samsung.
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Old 12-29-2007, 04:02 PM
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Re: I have to buy monitor today, is this a good on

Enkay, Not all viewsonics are suitable for graphics - but the VP series are. The Samsung may be just as good but I have not tested it. Unfortunately the summary spec sheets don't tell you some of the things you really want to know:
- Can it be calibrated?
- Does it come with Calibration S/W?
- Can you adj the color temperature and if so over what range?
- How accurate are the colors?
I will look around to see if I can find any reviews from graphics community
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Old 12-29-2007, 05:25 PM
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Thanks, I would appreciate that as I'm currently quite lost as to which monitor will give me the best value for what I need with the budget I have... Just bought a new camera so the screen budget went down the drain for now haha. I saw a good review for the 19in version of that samsung on a photography website but I have no clue what their credibility is. The viewsonic you suggest seems quite nice as well. I also hear dell makes good monitors. Too much options!
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Old 12-29-2007, 06:34 PM
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doesnt the samsung i quoted have better stats for a lower price? Screens are confusing the shit out of me... I was going to get a viewsonic and the guy at the store told me I was better off with the samsung.
The Samsung 206BW is based around a TN panel which only supports 6-bits of color depth/channel. It fakes 8-bits with hardware dithering. This speeds up the panel's response, but does so at the cost of color accuracy. Great for games; NOT recommended for photographic work.
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Old 12-29-2007, 06:36 PM
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The Samsung 206BW is based around a TN panel which only supports 6-bits of color depth/channel. It fakes 8-bits with hardware dithering. This speeds up the panel's response, but does so at the cost of color accuracy. Great for games; NOT recommended for photographic work.
Haha well that's good to know!

Which one would you recommand then?

Is there also any way to find out about those "hidden" things because on the specs sheet it just says 8 bit depth...

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Old 12-29-2007, 07:11 PM
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Re: I have to buy monitor today, is this a good on

I'm out of date in the LCD market (which changes almost hourly!), but there's a nice technical thread about the underpinnings in this hardforum thread.

Essentially, you do NOT want TN technology. IPS or S-IPS technology are theoretically best, but the PVA and S-PVA are likely as good in real life. (Samsung's T-series of displays use PVA or S-PVA, for example, and are quite good.)

You can get a fairly current listing of what technology is used for a given display using the tftcentral panelsearch--or just enter IPS and see which models use that IPS or S-IPS technology in their panels.
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I just calibrated for the first time the Samsung 216BW. It looks the same as my old Envision (color wise).
"Beware...no tilt with the stand" for the Samsung.
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