Monitor recommendations?

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  1. DrongoPhoto

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    I have a 15" 2.8 GHz MBP. I spend a lot of time using Aperture 3 and FCP and I want a bigger screen. I would buy one of the 27" Apple screens but the glossy surface drives me crazy. Do any of you know of a good anti-glare screen that will suit my needs?

    I found one (NEC LCD2490WUXI2-BK) on another thread but it's smaller than the Apple screen and costs $900.
    Here's a link to it: http://www.necdisplay.com/Products/Prod ... b8823de971

    Anybody have a great idea?

    Thank you.
     
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    Are you sure the NEC has an antiglare screen? Didn't see any reference as such in the literature.
     
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    No I'm not. The person who recommended it said as much. I would call and confirm that before purchasing.

    Good looking out.
     
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    If it's anything like my NEC MultiSync PA241w screen glare won't really be a problem. I don't notice any on my screen. As far as the price, well worth it in my opinion. I had a 27" iMac and this screen blows the apple screen away.
     
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    Wait! Define!

    I don't know a single semi decent glossy screen on the market which doesn't have an antiglare coating on it.

    Matte screens are not anti-glare they simply have a matte finish which diffuses the light. The NEC is a matte screen.

    As for your choice of screen, they are worth every last cent, remember size isn't everything. The apple screen is 27" but is it a larger resolution or not? Because the difference can be made up by moving it 10cm closer to your eyes. I would go for the NEC screen simply because ... I have one, the 26" model, and I wholeheartedly recommend it in every way. The NECs also feature an internal 12bit lookup table and play along very nicely with a whole host of hardware calibrators.
     
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    I want a matte screen. I called it anti-glare because that's what the upgrade on my MBP was called. I guess I don't have my terminology dialed in yet.

    Thanks for the input on the NEC. It keeps coming up as I scour the web for insight. Guess I better start paying attention.
     
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    I use a 24" Eizo ColorEdge. The surface isn't reflective at all, and the color reproduction is great.
     
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    Really? We're talking about high end displays for photography. You're quoting a TN film panel which is by far the worst possible thing you can get for any photographic work. Colours, contrast, tone changes with viewing angles, and heck the display itself can't even display 8bit colours since the technology is fundamentally limited to 6bit.

    Games machine, yeah, office machine you need to stare at for 8 hours a day, errr, photo editing, HELL NO!
     
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    I was expenting this...I knew about the panels. Just that i am color blind and have a hard time distinguishing certain colors. i just deal with it and do my best.
     
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    That doesn't mean you wouldn't get a benefit from an IPS or even a PVA panel.

    With a TN panel you'd be very lucky to have one display smooth gradients without any banding also the tone still changes with viewing angle. This is why you get a lot of threads on this forum saying why do the blacks in photo x look so bad, it didn't look like this when I edited them on my laptop.

    Although if you're colour blind a wide gamut monitor will probably be of little benefit.
     
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    I still have a couple of CRT monitors laying around some where that i know show better colors than some LCD's.
     

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