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  • How do Eizo lower end monitors compared with high end ones?

    How do Eizo lower end monitors like the Eizo S1931 SH - SlimEdge compared with high end ones?
    Do you get accurate colour when they are calibrated?
    Are the higher end ones worth over double the cost in terms of quailty?

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    Re: How do Eizo lower end monitors compared with high end ones?

    i can tell you about my experience with the coloredge CG vs the coloredge CE series (though i think theyre both considered higher end)...
    i believe the price difference is something like $1000
    we started out with the CE series (the lower end) and right off the bat therre were MAJOR viewing angle issues, to the point where i was almost unable to work (now this was not just a bad monitor, we had 4 or 5)
    we upgraded to the CG series and well, theyve been great, no viewing angle issues, no distortion, great color managment, very consistant color (day-to-day as well as side-to-side). I've been using them for about 6 months now, and while they're probably the best LCD's i've worked on, I find that it's never "close enough".
    but if it means anything, we also use one of the CG's for our softproofing station... swop certified blah blah blah.
    hope that helps
    Last edited by krisdaloo; 09-25-2007, 10:35 AM.


    • #3
      Re: How do Eizo lower end monitors compared with high end ones?

      Thanks for the advice thats great! At the moment I have a CTR monitor am not sure if I should move over to LCD what do you think?


      • #4
        Re: How do Eizo lower end monitors compared with high end ones?

        I've always heard that CRT reproduce better color than LCD... however, my color guy tells me it's a matter of environment.
        If you're on a CRT, you need to be in a cave, any ambient light throws it off. LCD's on the other hand, are ideal for environments that are not perfect (not to mention it saves a ton of desk space), infact they should have some ambient light (im unsure of the exact luminance) to be at their best.
        I'm in a pretty high-end shop and we're all LCD. In the end though, all that matters it what comes out of our proofers, and I make my adjustments accordingly. If it were up to me, i would just want a monitor that doesn't have any major consistancy issues, and the apple LCD's do the job for the most part (there are a few instances where i've seen weird color shapes appear on the monitors, but as far as i know, our vendor has been good about replacing them), that's what i use when i retouch at home.


        • #5
          Re: How do Eizo lower end monitors compared with high end ones?

          I just bought a 24" Coloredge CE, and I love it. My old lcd monitor was unworkable with viewing angles. I don't know if they updated the 24" ce series or if I have a good one but the viewing angle is great until you get to about a 45 deg. angle then it fades off and about 80deg is not good (not bad but you wouldnt want a client looking from there) I looked at the apple cinemas and wasn't impressed for the money. Both the CE and CG series are hardware calibrated so the graphics card isn't changing the color, I dont think the lower end eizo's have that.


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