Viewing Angle on Large LCD's

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by Garrett, Jul 12, 2007.

  1. Garrett

    Garrett Guest

    Hi all.

    I'm in the market to replace my old CRT with a new LCD, something in
    the 24" to 30" range. I do a lot of work in Photoshop.

    Most of the info I've found online seems to suggest that the viewing
    angle data supplied by manufacturers is less than accurate. Most of
    the user reviews I've read are to the effect that people like a wide
    variety of these large LCDs, but the viewing angle is just
    "satisfactory", at best. I haven't found any positive reviews when it
    comes to the viewing angle ratings.

    Does anyone here have a large LCD that excels in this area? Maybe it's
    a pipe dream, but I'd like one where the image doesn't fall apart if
    your head is slightly off center.

    Thanks!


    Garrett
     
    Garrett, Jul 12, 2007
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    tacit Guest

    I have an Apple Cinema Display that is outstanding in brightness,
    contrast, and viewing angle--the best LCD display I've seen yet.
     
    tacit, Jul 12, 2007
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  3. Samsung for me... kk

     
    www.kevinkienlein.com, Jul 12, 2007
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  4. Garrett

    Joel Guest

    How about look at the largest LCD at store near you to see for yourself?
    Here, I often work on detail image (skin-texture) and I have looked at LCD
    screen at many local stores and I can see the dots (screen) are larger and
    more visible than skin-texture. That's one of the reasons I am still using
    old CRT even I really like to go for LCD to free up some desk space.
     
    Joel, Jul 12, 2007
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    Fat Sam Guest

    I've found that LCD screens don't tend to do that anywhere near as much as
    they used to.
    The technology has advanced in recent years to the point where the viewing
    angle is really quite wide.
    I suspect you'd have to buy an extremely cheap or quite old model to suffer
    these effects nowadays.
     
    Fat Sam, Jul 12, 2007
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  6. Garrett

    Voivod Guest

    While I agree the Apple displays look nice their tech specs are falling
    far behind the competition while their price isn't....

    Without looking at names, which one would you be more inclined to buy?

    1) 22", 2 ms response time; 3000:1 contrast ratio; 300 cd/m² brightness
    2) 23", 16 ms response time, 400:1 contrast ratio; 270 cd/m² brightness

    How about if:

    1) Sells for $350
    2) Sells for $900

    Personally, I'd rather buy 2 of #1 and _still_ save $200.
     
    Voivod, Jul 12, 2007
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  7. Higher contrast ratios usually indicate a 'deeper' cell, thus narrower
    viewing angle.
     
    Sir F. A. Rien, Jul 12, 2007
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  8. Garrett

    Voivod Guest

    1) 170° horizontal and 160° vertical viewing angles
    2) 170° viewing angles, horizontal and vertical

    10° less vertical? That's what the tilt feature's for.

    I seriously can't see #2 being worth THAT much more than #1. Oh yeah, #1
    also comes with a three year warranty while Apple *cough* #2 gives but
    one. Sight unseen I wouldn't even consider the Apple display and in
    person it'd have to completely blow the others away (which I doubt it
    can) for me to... no, scratch that, there's no way in hell I could
    justify spending $550 more for an inch more real estate and the Apple
    name. No monitor is that good.
     
    Voivod, Jul 12, 2007
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    SpaceGirl Guest

    I love my Apple 30" ACD! In December 06 when we bought it, we compared
    (by viewing) the screens and it seemed the best to me. If I were buying
    now I would look around more, but I do no regret it!

    --

    x theSpaceGirl (miranda)

    http://www.northleithmill.com

    -.-

    Kammy has a new home: http://www.bitesizedjapan.com
     
    SpaceGirl, Jul 12, 2007
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    Bigguy Guest

    Dell Ultrasharp range are good for viewing angle + much more too...

    I'm using a 24" at the mo'

    http://accessories.euro.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=uk&l=en&s=bsd&cs=ukbsdt1&sku=59234

    No change in black level with large head movements.

    Guy
     
    Bigguy, Jul 13, 2007
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  11. I have a 20" Samsung flat panel that I bought because of its specs for
    3000:1 contrast and 2ms response time. I don't know how they measure these
    things, but the display seems to have an annoying flicker or ripple in large
    gray areas. I wonder if this is normal or if I got a defective unit.

     
    Valerie Kolbert, Jul 16, 2007
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  12. A lot has to do with you ... what you've chosen for your display settings.

    Those specifications are merely the BEST that the unit can do. Not what YOU
    have sent it in the way of a signal.


     
    Sir F. A. Rien, Jul 16, 2007
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