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#395644 - 07/31/13 12:14 PM Computer Monitor Comparison
cb919 Offline
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All,
If you were considering various computer monitors for a particular application, how do you typically go about comparing them to make sure you are getting the one that is best for the application? Since (like our HT monitors) all have various presets, how do you make sure you are comparing apples to apples instead of getting a biased result from poorly to well calibrated monitors? I am thinking you photographers out there will have some advice.

Of course there is a ton of info on the www, but I'd be interested in any real world suggestions and feedback to help me weed through the onslaught of info and web sites.

Also, I have heard a suggestion that side by side comparison is not the way to go, but to approach each monitor individually and record impressions that way. I don't see the logic there, but curious if anybody has experience there as well.

Thanks in advance.
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#395649 - 07/31/13 01:16 PM Re: Computer Monitor Comparison [Re: cb919]
tomtuttle Offline
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I buy the cheap one. But, you know, Excel doesn't give a sh!t.

I'm intrigued by the IPS Monitors at Monoprice but just because I like to buy stuff from them.

I'm sure the geek squad will be along shortly with something that more closely resembles "help".

Cheers, Dan.
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#395652 - 07/31/13 04:28 PM Re: Computer Monitor Comparison [Re: tomtuttle]
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Originally Posted By: tomtuttle
I'm sure the geek squad will be along shortly with something that more closely resembles "help".

Or, CatBrat will be along shortly with something that closely resembles "humor".





J/K, Brian. We loves ya. wink
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#395653 - 07/31/13 04:45 PM Re: Computer Monitor Comparison [Re: tomtuttle]
cb919 Offline
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Tom, your current post count is a cool 7777, savor the moment. Thanks for the help - NOT! grin
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#395654 - 07/31/13 05:25 PM Re: Computer Monitor Comparison [Re: medic8r]
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Originally Posted By: medic8r

Or, CatBrat will be along shortly with something that closely resembles "humor".


Hmmm well at least I'm getting close. Gotta do something to decrease the boredom. (Yawn)

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#395655 - 07/31/13 05:27 PM Re: Computer Monitor Comparison [Re: cb919]
ClubNeon Offline
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I look for:

A wide gamut (several percent greater coverage than NTSC), that's gotten pretty easy with LED back lights.

IPS

16:10 ratio (16:9 is just too short for its width)

Other than that, there's not much to worry about, because there's only an handful of IPS makers, and they're all turning out the same stuff. Those Monoprice ones do look interesting.

Oh, and my next monitor will have to have a DisplayPort input, but I don't have one yet.
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#395660 - 07/31/13 07:39 PM Re: Computer Monitor Comparison [Re: cb919]
fredk Offline
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I'm quite impressed with the Philips IPS display I picked up last year.
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#395665 - 07/31/13 08:53 PM Re: Computer Monitor Comparison [Re: cb919]
Ken.C Offline
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I've been generally happy with Dell Ultrasharps, but if you're doing anything where color matters, you'll need to calibrate them.
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#395671 - 07/31/13 10:07 PM Re: Computer Monitor Comparison [Re: Ken.C]
ClubNeon Offline
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It doesn't matter what monitor you get, $100 or $10,000, if you're doing anything where color matters, you'll need to calibrate it.
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#395672 - 07/31/13 10:08 PM Re: Computer Monitor Comparison [Re: ClubNeon]
ClubNeon Offline
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No, I take that back.

If you're going to be looking at your monitor, calibrate it.
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