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Re: filmscanners: OT: Monitor Purchase

Personally I like Iiyama (pronounced "eee-yama") monitors. Yet to see a bad
one (or even merely average) and they have a 3 -year ("usually" 24 hour)
swapout policy in the UK. At any particular price point IMHO there's rarely
anything significantly better.

I don't see what the big problem with the lines with AG - they are not
always visible depending on what you are viewing.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Lloyd O'Daniel" <lodaniel@bham.rr.com>
To: <filmscanners@halftone.co.uk>; <epson-inkjet@leben.com>
Sent: Friday, October 19, 2001 11:20 AM
Subject: filmscanners: OT: Monitor Purchase

> I'm thinking of buying a 19" monitor to go along with an aging 17"
> in a 2 monitor setup. The Panasonic would be demoted to the #2 pallette
> display for Pshop. I've read recently on West Coast Imaging's website that
> Aperture Grille displays have been the preferred choice for imaging. I
> understand that Shadow Mask monitors are better for text. WCI mentions
> problems with cloning on SM monitors. What sort of problems?
> My Panaflat is a shadow mask monitor, but has developed an intermittent
> glitch. I don't particularly like AG wire lines on the screen (had that on
> an old NEC 4FG). Also, because of the chance of getting a lemon, I would
> like to buy locally (means CompUSA). The choice of AG monitors there is
> limited. I think the only one is the Viewsonic PF790. They have an
> SM monitor with really good specs for $250 through tommorrow. (Of course,
> want to see it first.)
> My experience with monitors in general (and I've bought in the $600-800
> range previously) is that they die in 3-4 years anyway, which discourages
> from paying a premium.
> How much of a difference is there between AG and SM monitors for Photoshop
> work? This new one will be specifically for Photoshop. I don't want to cut
> corners that I'll miss, but I don't want to blow money either.
> Any comments on the Viewsonic PF790? If I have to mail-order, I'm leaning
> toward getting the Lacie Electron Blue III 19". I understand Lacie is
> offering free shipping for $399. My thinking is that, since their market
> imaging professionals, they will have better QC and a friendlier exchange
> policy should I get a clunker.
> Any advice will be greatly appreciated...
> Lloyd O'Daniel


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