Editing Monitor?

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  1. AlexColeman

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    I am looking for a good editing monitor to supplement my MBP unibody's screen. It doesn't have to be hugh, but reasonably priced. Thanks.
     
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    Cheap or good... choose one or the other. ;)
     
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    Look for an IPS screen and a calibrator. I believe there was a Dell Ultrasharp 2007FP that fitted this goal nicely. Definitely was the cheapest IPS screen I've ever seen and was still 20".

    IPS screens don't vary colour with viewing angles so it's pretty much a must for any dedicated editing screen.

    Beyond that the sky's the limit. NEC MultiSync LCD2490UXi come with internal lookup table which makes it nice for calibration. The LCD2690WUXi has a wide gamut if you wish to deal with the colour management hell.
     
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    ideal mid - any TOP 24 Dell. will cost you around 500$ + calibration.
    if you're serious about it, check BenQ and Nec web-sites - they got some really Pro monitors. the price is Pro as well.
     
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    I am looking for a reasonable compromise, but I couldn't find the dell, anyone have a link?
     
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    icassell what the hell! I read about this post yesterday and today when I get my computer at work (only been there a week) I end up with this screen on my desk.

    It's quite awesome. Out of the box the only thing I can complain about is pixel walk but that would be the VGA cable to blame (our IT support guys are idiots). Calibration out of the box looks reasonably good, but don't buy into the marketing about the Wide Gamut. The figures are skewed by giving the numbers to a different standard than every other company.

    I was most impressed. No branding, nothing, and even without any calibration :)
     
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    Yeah, the little superset/footnote above the "102%" says

    I assume 92% would be it. That's not too bad, but heck, look at the Dell Studio XPS 16's RGB LED screen... now that's a really nice screen... :drool:
     
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    yea, the 2209WA is the best monitor deal on the planet. i can't believe they still sell them at these prices. i ordered 2 when they were on sale for $199. 1 coworker ordered another 2, and another coworker ordered 4, all based on my assumption that it would perform as well as my 2007WFP =\
    luckily, they are a little better
     
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    Hmmm I can't find a reliable information how the percentage figures relate to each other. My guess is this is marketing fudge, probably like all companies (the words Dynamic Contrast Ratio mean anything to you? :) )

    I did find one post where a person calibrated his screen and claimed the result was bearly a smidgen outside the sRGB spectrum. Again not a downside at all. I'd much rather avoid colour management hell anyway.
     
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    Is that the same as contrast ratio?

    I would have thought 2000:1 was a good contrast ratio, but I don't know... what is a good contrast ratio?
     
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