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Old Dec 5, 2007, 6:20 PM   #1
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I am in a market tobuy a 22" to 24" monitor for post processing my digital pictures but don't know where to post the question? Is this the right forum for it???:?

I have seen LCD monitors in the prices range of $450 to $2,000 for these sizes. Why that much price difference?

Also, CRT or LCD???
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Old Dec 5, 2007, 6:37 PM   #2
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Your thread is fine here.

This subject comes up from time to time, and CRTs are generally regarded as having better quality for image editing. But, I'm sure technology is continue to advance in other display technologies.

Hopefully, we'll have some forum members that can give you some tips on what makes a better display.

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Old Dec 5, 2007, 7:42 PM   #3
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LCD displays are nice for a number of reasons. They are lighter, use less electricity and take up less desk space.

But for brightness, range of colors, andclose viewing, CRTs are a better choice for image editting.

http://ergo.human.cornell.edu/Pub/LCD_vs_CRT_AH.pdflists a number of other factors that suggest that LCD displays are better for other reasons as well, but even they concede that the color is better on CRTs than on an LCDs.

http://www.viewsonic.com/products/desktopdisplays/points out some major reasons to go one way or the other, and since Viewsonic makes both CRTs and LCDs, they can sell you a great monitor which ever way you choose.
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Old Dec 6, 2007, 1:28 AM   #4
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I have just done 3 days of research on this very subject looking for a LCD replacement for my 6yr old CRT.

I found that there are 3 types of LCD technology, TN, VA and IPS, after reading some threads on the subject at dpreview and photonet it appears the only LCD for photography is the IPS which renders the best color management, these moniters cost at least 2 times more than the common TN version.

Good short article explaining the difference:

http://www.lcdresource.com/lcdtech/

"Photo editors will want to stick with the tried-and-true IPS panels. If the price is simply too high for you, VA panels being 8-bit and high-contrast aren't a bad alternative. However, you won't get the natural colors of a quality IPS screen"
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Old Dec 7, 2007, 12:01 AM   #5
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TCav,

Good read and I like LCD for the space saving qualities so i would like to go with a LCD monitor.

Wirraway,

Thanks for the great link but good IPS monitors are very expensive. Looks like I would have to settle for a S-PVA monitor but which one. I have been searching and reading reviews but am still confused.

Any suggestions???
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You may want to check out Dell Outlet. They usually have some pretty good deals on refurbished monitors, PCs, etc. Here is the monitor section:

http://www.dell.com/content/products...l=en&s=dfh

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P.S.

I'd also make sure your PC's graphics adapter and drivers support the native resolution of the display you buy.


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Old Dec 7, 2007, 3:33 PM   #8
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Probably one of the best LCD monitors for image editting:

http://www.eizo.com/
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JimC wrote:
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You may want to check out Dell Outlet. They usually have some pretty good deals on refurbished monitors, PCs, etc. Here is the monitor section:
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Dell has a "Dell Refurbished UltraSharp 2407WFP-HC 24-inch" monitor for $569.00 available. Is that a good price? Do they have any warranty on these units?
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Probably one of the best LCD monitors for image editting:

http://www.eizo.com/
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I went to the link but not sure if I am looking at the right model. Which Eizo model you think is the best one and how much is the price on it?

What monitor do you use?
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I went to the link but not sure if I am looking at the right model. Which Eizo model you think is the best one and how much is the price on it?
IAW the recommendations in Wirraway's link ( http://www.lcdresource.com/lcdtech/ ) I'd pick one of the ones with a viewing angle of 176 degrees or better. (re: "120-170=TN, 176-180=VA/IPS") See http://www.eizo.com/products/comparison/index.asp.

Among their many retailers are CDW and Adorama.

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What monitor do you use?
I use an NEC MultiSync FE990 19" flat screen CRT. It is no longer available, but the current product is the FE992.

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