LCD monitor with uniform brightness at fixed view point?

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by peter, Apr 11, 2005.

  1. peter

    peter Guest

    I have a 17" dell LCD monitor and it doesn't seem very ideal for photo
    editing/viewing because viewing the monitor from a different angle yield
    different brightness. In fact, the top of the screen is usually darker than
    the bottom of the screen. The only way to compensate is to put the monitor
    below eye level and look down on it. However, I don't like this perspective.

    If I buy a new LCD monitor, how can I pick one without this problem?
    Although the specification usually state the viewing angle range, what I
    really need to know is how uniform brightness is in all area of the screen
    at a normal view point (a view point has different view angle to different
    part of the screen). Any suggestions?
     
    peter, Apr 11, 2005
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  2. peter

    SamSez Guest

    I'm amazed to hear that. I'm sitting in front of a year old NEC 17" that has
    exactly the same positional brightness and color tone issues that the OP
    described. In fact, I have never seen a desktop LCD that doesn't suffer from
    this 'feature'. For that reason, I still maintain a 21" Sony tube monitor for
    serious photo work.

    Just a glance at the site the other responder posted:

    http://www.techmind.org/lcd/colour.html

    and the 'top to bottom' LCD shift problem just plain jumps out.
     
    SamSez, Apr 12, 2005
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  3. peter

    SamSez Guest

    you can honestly say that, centered on the page, and less than 2 feet away from
    the screen, all the gray columns [left, center, right] are identical [without
    moving your head], top to bottom?
     
    SamSez, Apr 13, 2005
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