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Simple advice on a monitor

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by hermes, Jan 19, 2007.

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  1. hermes

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    Hi.

    I am looking for some advice on a choice of monitor. My wife has recently got back into photography after some years mothering and is editing for a large photographers. I want to surprise her with a really good monitor for editing photo's. I can not go wild but want to make sure I get the best I can afford. I then remembered that I know just the people to ask. Please, any suggestions? Make/Model/Avoid.

    Thanks in advance.
     
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  3. Noyb

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    I would not advise a wide screen for pictures ... or picture editing.
    A monitor with a native 4:3 resolution will be best. These are usually found in the 20" size.

    I love my Samsung 204Bs ... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16824001226
    The 1600x1200 pixel dimensions are a 4:3 Ratio. It can be run at various display settings without distortion.
     
  4. sickcars

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    If you wan the best picture quality etc CRT's are still the best on the market. LCDs have not beaten the good old CRTs yet so keep that in mind But if you do want to get an LCD then Samsung is a very good brand.

    Ciao
     
  5. Rich-M

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    Bologna, I am a retired pro photographer and you couldn't pay me enough to work on a crt monitor these days. Lcd monitors have really taken over for contrast and clarity though to work on photos you do need to deal in the better brands like Samsung and Viewsonic.
     
  6. sickcars

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    Yes you may not like CRTs for whatever reason, but the truth is CRT's are still a bit better then LCD's. I think you should buy an LCD but I'm just saying that CRT's are better but personally If I was to buy a new monitor today I would go LCD but that does not change the fact that CRT's are still better for graphics/pictures etc

    If you still think I’m not telling the truth...because It benefits me to lie in this situation?? here are some links you may want to read.

    http://www.pantherproducts.co.uk/Articles/Monitors/CRT_LCD2.shtml

    http://overclockinghq.com/articles/crt_vs_lcd.php

    http://compreviews.about.com/od/multimedia/a/CRTvsLCD.htm
     
  7. Rich-M

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    OK the first 2 are from 2004? Well we have had some progress since then and the last one is hardly the review of someone who is highly experienced in graphics. Just read it to know that.
     
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    I have to go along with griffinspc on the Dell monitors. I have a 2001FP which is a 20" and it rocks ! I paid around 450 for it a year ago and it's still the best 20" monitor I've seen, and I have seen quite a few. There is some darn good LCD's out there that are less expensive and are a pretty good deal. I also have a Hanns-G 19" that I picked up at Newegg for $ 179.00 and for the money it's a fine monitor. Not in Dell's class but still pretty decent for the money.

    Like most of the folks said here, you really can't go wrong with a Viewsonic or a Samsung either.

    One note- if your running a higher resolution (I'm 1600 x 1200 on the Dell) go with the DVI hook-up if your video card supports it. It does make a noticeable difference.

    Happy shopping !
     
  11. hermes

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    Thanks evryone, i'll work through these suggestions and links. She wants LCD but i've noticed her boss uses CRT. I wasn't aware of that debate.

    Something else I have noticed is the prices are equivalent $ - £ so is it possible to order from the US to the UK or are there compatibility issues?
     
  12. Rich-M

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    I have 2 Dell 17" Lcd that I bought at the Dell outlet for under $250 that are amongst the best monitors I have ever had...1703FP and 1704FP dvi and analog and outstanding
     
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