jorge1812
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My Screen/Monitor Giving Up

Thu Dec 24, 2009 10:55 am

Hello.

Unfortunately my beloved and well used Samsung SyncMaster 959NF CRT is coming slowly to an end with the anti reflexion coat separating from the screen.

What could be a good replacement? I saw a lot of Screens but no TFT I saw had the quality of my CRT. What will I have to look at? I need the quality for editing pictures because I don't play a lot of games and the other things for which I use the PC are basics like Internet and Office programs.

I read here that the Apple Cine Displays are fine but a quick look for the affordable ones revealed that they are no good for Photo editing.

What screens use the Screeners? AFAIK they got Dell displays.

Hope you can help me with a direction as I'm totally lost at the moment.

Thanks and merry christmas.

georg
 
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RE: My Screen/Monitor Giving Up

Thu Dec 24, 2009 11:59 am



Quoting Jorge1812 (Thread starter):
AFAIK they got Dell displays

Supposedly yes, but don't get one of those...
 
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RE: My Screen/Monitor Giving Up

Thu Dec 24, 2009 12:33 pm



Quoting Jorge1812 (Thread starter):
I read here that the Apple Cine Displays are fine but a quick look for the affordable ones revealed that they are no good for Photo editing.

They are poor for it. And my old A1081 has gone dull - plus it has a dead pixel, which it had right from the word go.

Eizo's CG range is the best, but you pay for it.  Sad If you want top quality, you may have to go with them.
 
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RE: My Screen/Monitor Giving Up

Thu Dec 24, 2009 5:24 pm

I think it's the Dell 2209WA monitor that is e-IPS and got great reviews.

My samsung syncmaster 997df seems to have a soft spot in the middle, so it's only a matter of time as well.
 
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RE: My Screen/Monitor Giving Up

Thu Dec 24, 2009 7:07 pm

Georg,

try the search function....this has been discussed many times in the past....

EIZO is not a bad choice....expensive but worth it.

V.
 
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RE: My Screen/Monitor Giving Up

Thu Dec 24, 2009 7:15 pm

I don't know what good editing monitors are from a technical aspect, but I can tell you I bought one of the HP High Def monitors earlier this year and I absolutely LOVE it. It has a bright, vivid display with great contrast and color. It has the glossy surface, but not enough to cause issues with reflections. I don't recall the model number and I'm out of town right now so I cannot check. Think iPhone screen but at 22 inches.

When I was shopping for a new monitor I paid attention to all the spec's like contrast ratio, response time etc. This one didn't score the best and was quite a bit cheaper, but to my eyes it looked so much better than some of those other models that were supposedly better. So that's the one I chose.

As far as photo editing, I have had no problems. In fact my acceptance ratio here has climbed steadily to 80% since I started using it. So it must be doing ok.

Hope this helps.  twocents 
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RE: My Screen/Monitor Giving Up

Fri Dec 25, 2009 8:35 pm

Thanks for your hints guys.

Quoting AKE0404AR (Reply 4):
try the search function....this has been discussed many times in the past....

I tried before I started this thread but wasn't very successful - the forum search engine was better in the past.

georg
 
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RE: My Screen/Monitor Giving Up

Fri Dec 25, 2009 8:55 pm

My CRT stopped working a few months ago. I replaced it with
Dell 2408WFP, and I'm very happy with it.

Tim De Groot wrote in one of monitor-related threads that screeners use
Dell 2407. Dell 2408WFP is a later model, an upgrade to Dell 2407. It is also fairly reasonably priced in comparison with other top-end screens.

Hope this helps.

Cheers,
Andrei
 
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RE: My Screen/Monitor Giving Up

Sat Dec 26, 2009 2:18 am



Quoting Jorge1812 (Reply 6):

I tried before I started this thread but wasn't very successful - the forum search engine was better in the past.

georg

Don't bother with the forum search, use a google search of site:www.airliners.net followed by your search term and you might have much better luck.
 
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RE: My Screen/Monitor Giving Up

Sat Dec 26, 2009 6:37 am

At my main residence I use a 30" Apple cinema display. At my "winter" house I have a Dell (latest version) 24". I use both to screen with.

I'm not sure why folks say the Apple display isn't good for editing. It seems to work okay for me  Wink

I will say, the Apple display is roughly 10x the cost of the Dell I bought. It is much more clear and shows up photos with more "flaws" than the Dell. A photo I see as soft on the Apple is sharp on the Dell. It takes some getting used to.

Personally, in the US or Canada, you should be able to get a Dell 24" for $300 or so new, and it will be just fine for photo editing. I'm sure other manufacturers have similarly priced and quality displays. Let's face it - the 30" Apple used to create photos people view on their 17" monitors? It is overkill. My Macbook Pro 17" at 1920 pix wide does just as good a job for everything I can think of creating in photography.

The benefit of the 30" screen is the real estate. I can have many windows and lots of space. Bridge and Aperture browsing windows can have huge icons and still show lots of images to browse through.
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RE: My Screen/Monitor Giving Up

Mon Dec 28, 2009 11:34 am

Now I'm in the need of a new screen - my Apple Cinema Display has started to badly lose brightness , and it seems to display photos softer than they actually are (meaning I upload oversharpened photos that look fine on my PC). In the meantime, I have my PC (with ACD) beside the iMac, so I can quickly compare images. But this isn't very practical in the long run.

Looking at a number of cheap options to start with, and more costly ones later:

Dell:
Dell U2410 24-inch Monitor
Dell 3008WFP 30-inch UltraSharp Monitor

Apple:
Apple LED Cinema Display 24" flat panel (with a DVI to display port adaptor)

NEC:
P221W-BK 22"
NEC SpectraView 221

Eizo:
Eizo ColorEdge CG222W
Eizo Flexscan Premium SX2462W

I'm tempted towards the Eizo displays, but they are so expensive. I wouldn't chance another Apple display, mainly because the warranty is very poor with them. Anyone have experience with the Dell and NEC displays?

This message (http://en.community.dell.com/forums/t/19311117.aspx) makes me very doubtful about the quality control of Dell displays...

Quoting Alevik (Reply 9):
At my main residence I use a 30" Apple cinema display. At my "winter" house I have a Dell (latest version) 24". I use both to screen with.

I thought the screeners were given a standard screen that they must use?

[Edited 2009-12-28 03:37:57 by cpd]
 
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RE: My Screen/Monitor Giving Up

Mon Dec 28, 2009 12:28 pm



Quoting Cpd (Reply 10):
I thought the screeners were given a standard screen that they must use?

Some time ago yes, but not for awhile apparently.
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