Probably Already Covered: LCD vs CRT

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by Major Malfunction, Dec 2, 2003.

  1. My aging monitor is showing signs of terminal problems and I will be
    replacing it. I have a nice (in my opinion) CRT monitor picked out, but I'd
    love to reclaim come precious physical desk space and get a LCD monitor.
    Since I know little about them, other than that is what sales people are
    pushing on you these days, I thought I'd get some feedback from the group on
    them.

    Are LCD monitors up to the task of photoediting and other serious graphics
    work? I've seen them touted primarily as space saving devices and superb for
    text, but little mention of their graphics capabilities or comparison with
    CRT monitors on that score.
     
    Major Malfunction, Dec 2, 2003
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    Hecate Guest

    In a word, no. Not if you want proper colour correction. One exception
    is if you buy colour corrected TFT screens aimed at graphic workers.
    You'll them from companies like Eizo. You'll usually pay a premium
    amounting to something like 75-100% of the price of a non-specialist
    TFT.
     
    Hecate, Dec 3, 2003
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  3. Thanks for the info. This reinforces my opinion, LCD monitors just aren't
    there yet in terms of quality display.
     
    Major Malfunction, Dec 3, 2003
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    Bill Jackson Guest


    Well, I've used laptops (IBM and HP/Compaq), and never had any trouble with them.

    Bill
     
    Bill Jackson, Dec 3, 2003
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  5. Just wondering, Bill, if you've ever viewed the same image on your laptop
    and a CRT monitor? Whenever I have, the laptop never compares. I was hoping
    that with the advances in LCD technology, I'd be able to regain some desk
    real estate by replacing my monitor with a LCD display, but from what I've
    seen they are still overly pricey for any given size. When I added color
    control to my requirements, the LCD prices jumped even higher.

    I am looking at getting a 19" CRT monitor from LaCie that has a street price
    of around US$310. Compare this to the US$1,300 - US$1,500 price for
    comparable control in a 19" LCD display from LaCie or Eizo. I just can't
    justify the expense right now. I did look at some high end consumer LCD
    displays, but even in the store, the displays were all unsharp. These still
    came in at 2x - 2.5x the price of the LaCie CRT. Even that is a premium
    over, for example, a high end ViewSonic CRT. The consumer CRTs fell short on
    the color control, so I'm scratching them. Three hundred buck, while still
    in the premium range, I can afford. . . and have enough left over in my
    budget for a Wacom Graphics Tablet.
     
    Major Malfunction, Dec 3, 2003
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    Hecate Guest

    I assume that you're not someone who needs proper colour correction
    for printing/CMYK workflows then.
     
    Hecate, Dec 3, 2003
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  7. Now, now, Hecate, be nice. Remember YMMV ;-{)
     
    Major Malfunction, Dec 4, 2003
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    Hecate Guest

    LOL! Sorry, but I was being serious. It just came out sharper than I
    meant :)
     
    Hecate, Dec 5, 2003
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  9. For the good advice you've given me in the recent past, you're forgiven :-{)
     
    Major Malfunction, Dec 6, 2003
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