Which of these 2 LCD would be best?

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by Zul B, Jan 8, 2006.

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    Zul B Guest

    Zul B, Jan 8, 2006
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    ' Guest

    There almost the same spec, Id say go with the samsung as Ive used the
    for years as an IT manager, also Dell use Samsung for there LC


    *Kind Regards

    ', Jan 8, 2006
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    Greg N. Guest

    This Samsung has a 1500:1 contrast ratio, while the NEC is only 700:1.
    there is a chance that, for photo editing, that makes the Samsung beat
    the NEC hands down.

    But you should compare them yourself, if possible. Get yourself a
    grayscale image like this one:
    http://www.tobinphoto.com/images/pics/grayscale.gif , put it on a memory
    stick, carry it into the store and make them display it on the monitor
    you're interested in.

    Then play with the monitor's contrast and brightness controls. If you
    can't adjust the monitor such that all 24 hues are clearly
    distinguishable (especially at the black end), the monitor is not well
    suited for photoedit work.

    Try it. I can promise you you'll be disappointed by 95% of the LCDs you
    find in stores.
    Greg N., Jan 8, 2006
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    Steven Wandy Guest

    Steven Wandy, Jan 8, 2006
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    Dave Guest

    and do you calibrate it in the conventional way (read as Adobe Gamma),

    Dave, Jan 8, 2006
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    Zul B Guest

    Indeed the contrast ratio is the big difference but how about this spec:

    Samsung: 270 cd/m2 brightness

    NEC 400 cd/m2
    Zul B, Jan 9, 2006
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    Greg N. Guest

    I can't really competently comment, because all LCDs I have seen so far
    have been in the 250-300 cd/m² brightness range. But I think I've never
    seen an LCD that had brightness problems, the problems I _did_ see were
    always in the contrast department.

    Again, see for yourself. Find a store, look at the display in action
    and do use the grayscale test image.
    Greg N., Jan 9, 2006
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    Steven Wandy Guest

    Not sure about the NEC but I have a Samsung SyncMaster 213T and am very
    Nope, have the Monaco EZ Color/Optix system with the egg-shaped sensor that
    sits on
    the monitor. Very happy with the results.
    Steven Wandy, Jan 9, 2006
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    Ian Guest

    If you were prepared to go for a 19", I'd recommend the Viewsonic VP930. I
    have one and it works well with Photoshop as well as office applications and
    high speed games.

    Ian, Jan 9, 2006
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    Buntaro Guest

    Buntaro, Jan 25, 2006
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