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Display advice (22 and 24 inch)
show user profile  9krausec
Looking to get another display. Was going to get 22 inch or 24 inch LCD and I am at a loss since I do not have much experience with displays.

I've always ran Samsung, but the last 2 I got (same model) had major issues. One had to be repaired and another developed a green film on the screen and was "out of warranty" after talking to samsung for 2 hours over the phone.

Would anyone here recommend any specific display? I have noticed that my LCD has super black blacks and great whites as were my LCD LED has washed out blacks (whites seem fine).

Looking for something of decent quality and don't know what I'm doing. Personal reconciliations welcomed.

Thank you.

- Portfolio-

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9/10/2012 4:09:41 AM (last edit: 9/10/2012 4:09:41 AM)
show user profile  donvella

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9/10/2012 5:47:49 AM (last edit: 9/10/2012 5:47:49 AM)
show user profile  jareu
my two BX22500 Samsung SyncMasters have served me extremely well. both are 21.5 inch. I wouldn't mine getting 24's but I'm pretty happy, I have a 34 inch samsung in the lounge too, have never had any problems and both colour and contrast looks fantastic.

He who says it cannot be done is interrupting the man doing it.

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9/10/2012 8:11:36 AM (last edit: 9/10/2012 8:11:36 AM)
show user profile  donvella
Jareu, check your samsungs for light leak. I have two nice 24" samsungs and a beaut panasonic lcd, all have light bleed. Only monitors ive come accross without it were the really expensive Dell Ultrasharps (you can view them perfect from 180 degree, also the color doesnt shift as you move your head above/below the monitor.

Open photoshop, paint it all black, do full screen. If you see white light around the edges, its cheap.

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9/10/2012 8:49:21 AM (last edit: 9/10/2012 8:49:36 AM)
show user profile  9krausec
@Jareu- Yeah, I almost thing my experience with samsung was a fluke (bad batch or whatever). Both of them were SyncMaster SA350s.

Honestly, I probably wouldn't of noticed a difference if the monitors were side by side, but I did and since then I couldn't shake it.

@Donvella- Looks pretty tight. A serious contender to this..

I love asus products, but I keep hearing that they have shit costumer support which I know dell is usually really good about.

I'll compare the two at work more today, thanks for the links and keep 'em coming if you have more recommendations.

- Portfolio-

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9/10/2012 2:05:17 PM (last edit: 9/10/2012 2:05:17 PM)
show user profile  Mr_Stabby
LG IPS235V-BN is probably the most bang for your buck, its kinda slow and the backlight is shit (well to be fair its no worse than its TN panel brothers in the same price range) but unlike most other screens around its price it has 24bpp color and nice viewing angles.

If you want a bigger screen then either a) starting from around €300 are 32" screens with the same shit backlight and resolution b) starting from around €800 are 2560x1600 30" screens with much better contrast and speed and whatnot c) You can take a gamble and get a knockoff version of option B from asian market for around €400 which are pretty great quality but have no warranty and their QA is questionable so dont be suprised to get stuck with annoying dead pixels

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9/10/2012 2:23:43 PM (last edit: 9/10/2012 2:23:43 PM)
show user profile  reeves1984
I have one of these fellas, mine is 2 years old and cost about £50 more than it does now. Pretty much every studio I've worked in has them, and they're worth it.

I'm out of the loop, but 22" used to have a strange resolution, and not as high (per inch ?) as 24" 's did.

Simon Reeves - VFX Artist & Blog
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9/10/2012 3:12:48 PM (last edit: 9/10/2012 3:15:24 PM)
show user profile  9krausec
Thanks for the replies.. All this eye candy! I think the screen that I am going to take into most serious consideration is the dell that donvella (as well as that LG that MR.S) posted (because of the price). That is at the high end of my budget right now.

I was looking at the 24 inch apple displays and they look amazing (but for 1k.. I don't think so).

I'll read up today at work and compare. I'm just sad that I don't want to go with Asus strictly due to lack of costumer support (from what I've heard). Asus is one of my favorite companies, but I know how touch and go displays can be (especially after Samsung)

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9/10/2012 6:06:34 PM (last edit: 9/10/2012 6:06:34 PM)
show user profile  9krausec
Okay... I did the most responsible thing I could think of and ordered the Dell u2410. Way over budget, but I justify it as an investment. With my spider4 it will be spot on and awesome.

Thanks again for all the help, I learned a boat load about monitors and color. Thank you Reeves too, this monitor came up as being top notch for the price after hours of research. I just hope it doesn't have the green/pink tint that some of the older models are known for.

Hope the ups guy doesn't drop it.


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9/11/2012 5:14:10 PM (last edit: 9/11/2012 5:14:10 PM)
show user profile  zeefusion
Just to throw a spanner in as I am looking for a new monitor too. As well as 3D I do a lot of graphic design work so accurate colour is essential.

I have been looking at this: Hazro HZ27WC 8-Bit 27" LED Widescreen Professional Monitor - Black [HZ27WCNG]

I don't know much about monitors, any one know how it compares to the Dell U2410? Apart from the obvious extra 3 inches :)
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9/11/2012 5:47:34 PM (last edit: 9/11/2012 5:50:02 PM)
show user profile  Mr_Stabby
that dell would be a downgrade - same panel type, less pixels, less size

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9/11/2012 8:06:57 PM (last edit: 9/11/2012 8:06:57 PM)
show user profile  9krausec
Who makes Hazro though? I looked for it on Amazon and unless I punched the wrong numbers in, I couldn't find the screen.

Not saying that it's a bad screen, but I would def go with a known company that has some decent costumer service. The only reason I went with dell over Asus is because I keep on hearing horrible things about their costumer service and I didn't want to get screwed with a dead pixel or something.

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9/11/2012 8:44:08 PM (last edit: 9/11/2012 8:44:08 PM)
show user profile  9krausec
This monitor is pretty much bad ass. I can tell the difference when it is next to the samsung 100%..

Whites are whiter, blacks aren't washed out.. Awesome.

I am not going to calibrate all the screens today and I saw on the Ultrasharp profile options for sRBG and Adobe RGB. I'm thinking Adobe RGB would be the appropriate "profile" (if it technically is a profile considering it's all hardware based as an option and the spider is going to generate a real profile for it)..

Is this right? Adobe RGB profile or sRGB.. I work in LWF with vray.


and thanks very much Reeves, great suggestion. love the 1920x1200. Worthy investment for sure.

- Portfolio-

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9/13/2012 7:35:41 PM (last edit: 9/13/2012 7:36:11 PM)
show user profile  Mr_Stabby
>>Who makes Hazro though?

Hazro makes it :p i've seen their screens on these bigass automated contraptions in factories a few times, don't really know anything else of them. You dont really have to worry about dead pixels when buying from a retailer in the same country as you, none of them would dare to deny you a new screen. Buying one from outside your country (or outside EU if you're in EU) pretty much means you can toss the warranty in the trash though.

EDIT: hmm i just checked hazro's home page, apparently they ship around EU for cheap and their screens are relatively cheap too, might get a few

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9/13/2012 8:23:48 PM (last edit: 9/13/2012 8:26:46 PM)
show user profile  zeefusion
For any one who is interested I have narrowed my choices down to 3 that vary in price. As I am not sure how much I am going to spend yet nor if I would even notice the difference between them. Each have different IPS panel types from what I can figure out.

Dell ultrasharp u2412m - 24" - £209

Asus PA248Q - 24.1" - £356 I chose this over the Dell ultrasharp u2410 as it has better reviews from what I have found and its slightly cheaper.

Hazro hz27wc - 27" - £399

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9/21/2012 1:03:26 PM (last edit: 9/21/2012 1:04:01 PM)
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