Monitor Recommendation ? Samsung 206BW to the Apple 20" Cinema Display

Discussion in 'Samsung' started by LawrenceT, Nov 3, 2007.

  1. LawrenceT

    LawrenceT Guest

    I'd like to buy a new monitor for my Photoshop work and have visually
    compared the Samsung 206BW to the Apple 20" Cinema Display (side by side
    comparision in a big box retailer)... the Apple seems to be better
    (certainly the design is tres cool) but the expense is daunting... has
    anyone come across a detailed technical evaluation of either monitor ?..
    I'm most concerned with the color fidelity and gamut of the Samsung guessing
    the Apple display is the gold standard (at least for my needs).. many
    thanks.. all help gratefully appreciated...
    LawrenceT, Nov 3, 2007
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    Kinon O'Cann Guest

    Forget brands, to a point. What's important is the type of panel in the
    display. Google "lcd panel types" and read up on the three different panel
    types, and you'll get pointed in the right direction. For photo editing,
    stick to an IPS or S-IPS type of panel since they offer the widest viewing
    angle, and best color and contrast. There's one reasonably priced IPS panel
    out there, too, the HP 2065. It's an IPS panel that really looks great. Not
    a lot of bells and whitles, just a superior image that, when calibrated, is

    I've looked at a few recently, and the best images I've seen are on the Eizo
    and NEC monitors. Really nice stuff, but very high priced. I have an HP at
    work, and it's excellent.
    Kinon O'Cann, Nov 3, 2007
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  3. LawrenceT

    Kinon O'Cann Guest

    I tried that. Trouble is, Samsung makes the panel, but the supporting
    electronics are of Apple design, so direct comparisons aren't always
    possible. In some cases they are, but I don't think this is one of them.
    Kinon O'Cann, Nov 3, 2007

    Read the future of CRT;-0
    Just my 2 cents....
    (I have still a miro 17"CRT because mainly it would be a spentthrift to
    change everything I own with latest technology.I have a new mouse, digital
    camera,camcorder,microwave oven,dvd player, cd player...IMHO, when's the
    time for a new monitor I'll pick a new one from what's available...)
    Tzortzakakis Dimitrios, Nov 4, 2007
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    John Turco Guest

    Rich wrote:

    Hello, Rich:

    We finally agree on something.

    With large-screen TV sets, at least, I think it has something to do
    with both size >and< weight. It must be far harder and somewhat more
    expensive, to manufacture a really huge CRT, than an equivalent LCD
    or other flat panel device -- to say nothing, of how gigantic and
    heavy such a beast would be!

    John Turco <>
    John Turco, Nov 10, 2007
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