Used 8" sony production monitor or new 15" JVC studio monitor

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Ty Ford, Dec 15, 2007.

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    Ty Ford Guest

    Thanks to everyone, especially Mike K for holding my hand on this one.

    I found a used 8" Sony color 16:9, 4:3 Production monitor in Portabrace case
    for $500. I have also found that the JVC DVD burner onscreen menus works fine
    on a similar sized monitor.

    The new 15" JVC will be about the same money after shipping.

    I am growing slowly. I like the idea of having a field monitor for my XL2 so
    I don't have to peep through the eyepiece.

    Can I "make do" with the Sony field monitor in the studio at this point?
    Obviously I can see picture. I'm shooting 720 x 480. sometimes 4:3, but more
    often 16:9.

    Should I try to bite the bullet and get both?

    Should I wait for LCD monitors to get better and cheaper?

    Your thoughts?


    Ty Ford

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    Mike Kujbida Guest

    Ty, what's the model # and approximate age of the Sony?

    Mike Kujbida, Dec 15, 2007
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    Dec 15, 2007
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    Probably You are talking about TM-H150 JVC monitor.
    In my opinion Your choise depends on:

    1. Age of Sony
    2. The res You want to get (JVC provides up to 750 tv lines when connected with S-Video, old 8" Sony no more than 400 I guess)
    3. Connectors You need (Sony probably has component, S-vid and composite connectors, new JVC has composite and S, You have to spend 200$ for component imput card)
    4. Battery work for field production (many 8"Sony works in DC, 15"JVC doesn't)

    MaximusPL, Dec 15, 2007
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    Steve King Guest

    For several years I used a Sony 8" field monitor both on location and in the
    studio. Because of the studio layout the monitor was only about 2 1/2 feet
    from my eyeballs. I don't do color balancing here, leaving that to outside
    editors with more skill and better equipment, but as a monitor to check both
    BetaSP and DV tape masters before DVD authoring it served well. That
    monitor, which I bought used, died after a few years --- power supply
    problems. I replaced it with a Sony 13" monitor. I'm now using a small LCD
    screen as a field monitor. It is much easier to tote around;-) (I should
    put that 9" field monitor on EBay as-is. Somebody can surely do the repairs
    or use it for parts.)

    Steve King
    Steve King, Dec 15, 2007
  5. "Steve King" wrote ...
    There is a guy who has apparently created quite a buisiness
    (with several employees and still expanding) buying that kind
    of used video (and other industrial) equipment on eBay, doing
    rather nice refurbishing and re-selling on eBay for a profit.
    I have bought seveal things from him and he is my first-choice
    for video vendors on eBay.
    Richard Crowley, Dec 15, 2007
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    Steve King Guest

    Thanks. I'll check it out. Before the pwr supply failure it worked great
    and had a good picture.

    Steve King, Dec 15, 2007
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    Frank Guest

    On Sat, 15 Dec 2007 07:58:18 -0500, in '',
    The JVC TM-H150CGU is $422.04 through Provantage. UPS Ground shipping
    to your location would be $36.45. Don't know about sales tax.
    Frank, Dec 15, 2007
  8. After every Olynpics year there have been tons of slightly-
    used equipment availble. Even B&H was selling truck-
    loads of monitors, etc. after Atlanta and Salt Lake City
    (and Athens, IIRC?).

    Of course, in the future, this may be a different pattern
    as more internationally-useful digital equipment is used
    (vs NTSC & PAL). And China may consume all the
    Olympic equipment themselves next year.
    Richard Crowley, Dec 15, 2007
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    Ty Ford Guest

    Which LCD monitor, Steve?



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    Ty Ford Guest

    Sony PVM-8041Q, 16:9 switchable, PAL and NTSC, with a Portabrace case

    and I don't know the age.


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    Ty Ford, Dec 16, 2007
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    Mike Kujbida Guest

    That's definitely a decent monitor - sand a good price too.
    The 15" JVC is still a much higher resolution one though so, if that's
    critical to you, go with it, otherwise the Sony will fit your needs.

    Mike Kujbida, Dec 16, 2007
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