Reasonable priced 24" wide monitor for CS3/Lightroom

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by Oliver Costich, Jul 17, 2007.

  1. I am using a 4:3 20" Samsung 204T which is very accurate when
    calibrated with the Gretag Eye One. I'd like to get a 24" wide monitor
    so I have more room for the Photoshop menus on the sides and still
    have a good sized image on the screen.

    I see that the Samsung 245BW is around $500. Anyone used this with CS3
    or Lightroom? Any other suggestions for what to look at in this
    configuration? I'd like to stay under about $750 if I can get
    something that can be well calibrated in that price range.
     
    Oliver Costich, Jul 17, 2007
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  2. Oliver Costich

    Roy G Guest


    Hi.

    Why not consider getting a small cheap monitor to use alongside your
    Samsung, just for the tools & palettes.

    With a bit of luck your graphics card may already be capable of running dual
    monitors. Quite a lot of the newer cards can have 1 on the DVI connector and
    another on the Mini D. You would only be able to calibrate your Main one,
    if running Windows, but the colour of the palettes is not critical.

    Roy G
     
    Roy G, Jul 17, 2007
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  3. I don't have the desk space to support that approach. A 24" wide
    monitor is about the same height and 4" wider than my current 20"
     
    Oliver Costich, Jul 17, 2007
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  4. Oliver Costich

    Fishface Guest

    The 245BW is a TN panel, I believe.
    I'm afraid you would be very disappointed.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TFT_LCD#TN_.2B_Film
     
    Fishface, Jul 18, 2007
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  5. Oliver Costich

    Garrett Guest

    Interesting reading, and educational.

    Any recommendations on IPS-type displays that don't cost an arm and a
    leg? Anyone?

    Thanks!


    G
     
    Garrett, Jul 18, 2007
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  6. Oliver Costich, Jul 19, 2007
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