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Melaka
3rd December 2008, 07:30 PM
I'm thinking of upgrading my LCD monitor from a 19" to a 22". Should I go for normal or widescreen? The latter appears to have a 4:3 ratio and I wonder if it would be better for viewing four thirds pix. Has anyone any experience please?

Ian
3rd December 2008, 07:41 PM
I'm thinking of upgrading my LCD monitor from a 19" to a 22". Should I go for normal or widescreen? The latter appears to have a 4:3 ratio and I wonder if it would be better for viewing four thirds pix. Has anyone any experience please?

Wide screen definitely. For a start the standard aspect ratio screens are mainly old stock. I don't think they are actually made any more.

Wide screen is 16:9, the standard aspect ratio is 4:3. What's cool with wide screen is that you have more width so you can fit more windows usefully side by side.

You can now get 24 inch 1920x1200 screen like this (I've got this one):

http://www.dabs.com/productview.aspx?Quicklinx=50C4&CategorySelectedId=11109&PageMode=1&NavigationKey=11109,49810000

..for just 170.

Most 22 inch screens are only 1680 x 1050 resolution.

Ian

froeng
3rd December 2008, 08:57 PM
This one should be interesting:

http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/hp_lp2475w.htm

it's an IPS panel, which means it should have extraordinarilly good viewing angles and colour reproduction.

Regards

Frank

pasterw
4th December 2008, 04:29 PM
This one should be interesting:

http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/hp_lp2475w.htm

it's an IPS panel, which means it should have extraordinarilly good viewing angles and colour reproduction.

Regards

Frank

Hi Frank,

Interesting screen. What sort of panel is best suited for photographic work, i.e. in terms of contrast, gamut, etc?

Regards,
Wolfgang

jucca
4th December 2008, 08:05 PM
This one should be interesting:

http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/hp_lp2475w.htm

it's an IPS panel, which means it should have extraordinarilly good viewing angles and colour reproduction.

Regards

Frank

Exactly what I wanted too to sugest. This one with nice price for IPS panel is really best buy

Jim Ford
4th December 2008, 09:03 PM
Hi Frank,

Interesting screen. What sort of panel is best suited for photographic work, i.e. in terms of contrast, gamut, etc?


... and most importantly of all - what's the best price you've seen?

Jim

Jim Ford
4th December 2008, 09:09 PM
You can now get 24 inch 1920x1200 screen like this (I've got this one):

http://www.dabs.com/productview.aspx?Quicklinx=50C4&CategorySelectedId=11109&PageMode=1&NavigationKey=11109,49810000


It says "LCD TFT". Surely it's either 'Liquid Crystal Display' or 'Thin Film Transistor' - it can't be both.

Jim

froeng
4th December 2008, 09:13 PM
Wolfgang,

IPS is considered to be the best solution for digital imaging. If you have ever seen the colour stability you wouldn't want anything else!

This one is wide gamut, meaning that it can display almost all the colours your camera will be able to capture.

Regards

Frank

DerekW
5th December 2008, 09:56 AM
Do a quick check on eBay for Dell 2408 etc screens - there was a glut of over stock available this week - they appear to have a good reputation.