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Old Feb 24, 2008, 9:20 AM   #1
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I have been researching LCD monitors for accurate image adjustments with Photoshop CS3. I would like to find a 21-24" widescreen LCD monitor (S-PVA or S-IPS type (not TN)) for connecting to my laptop as well as a 24-30" widescreen LCD (S-PVA or S-IPS again) as my primary display for my main Windows based PC.

Currently I have the Dell 24" 2405WFP LCD monitor, however after color calibrating the monitor with the Eye One Photo LT and Match 3 software I find it is still too bright (luminance is 160 at a brightness setting of zero on the Dell monitor! The contrast is not adjustable and set at 50%. This makes my blacks look overly bright (lighter) than what prints out on my Epson 7800 printer.

I have even read information about the negatives of "wide gamut" LCD monitors (some say that until the hardware/software supports a wider gamut these monitors actually make image adjustments harder?). This only continues to confuse me as to which monitor(s) I should purchase. Within reason (around $2000 each) I am willing to spend money on the best equipment.

Long story short, if you can give some recommendations (or direct me to an accurate website) on LCD computer monitors for accurate Photoshop CS3 adjustments I would greatly appreciate such information.

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Old Feb 24, 2008, 12:39 PM   #2
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Try http://www.eizo.com/
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Old Feb 25, 2008, 10:14 AM   #3
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Eizo is probably the best coice. I would recommend new graphic card for laptop. I have tried connect may toshiba satellite on 24" Westinghouse and picture is inferior (less sharpness etc) than from desktop PC with nVidia 7200 graphic card.

*I was told there are many such a cards, but I found only one on the web, Willage brand. I have not experienve with that so take my comment about card with reserve. Thanks.
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