Published on 5th May 2010 by
Originally Posted by julianmartin how on earth has no HDMI gone by unmentioned?
Originally Posted by PicarroAnd please. As stated in the first reply. Could you review some decently priced monitors? I am not about to spend 1k pounds on a simple monitor.
Originally Posted by CombatusWe'll certainly consider looking at some cheaper monitors but to be honest the results are usually very similar ie lacklustre TN panel with often poor build quality.
Originally Posted by FreQ
Cheap monitor reviews might be useful (it's what most people buy) but I'd like to see more 30" reviews. Lots of us now have 24" monitors (LP2475w) and I'm already thinking about upgrading to a bigger screen and ditching the TV altogether. Saying that, I hope manufacturers start releasing more big screens.
Originally Posted by FreQbut I'd like to see more 30" reviews
Originally Posted by julianmartinI know you haven't reviewed it yet. Since when was the U2710 a pro screen then or even being at all relevant as it is so much bigger and rammed with multimedia inputs? It is exactly the same tech as the U2410 too right?
And if that is the argument, why have you compared it to the HP LP2475w? How is that a valid competitor if the U2410 is not?
If it is a pro screen (and I'm not saying it isn't) surely a mention on colour accuracy was pretty important, especially to actually justify why it has a better panel than either the Dell or HP offerings that are mentioned? All that review gives is a worded assurance and a use of the rather subjective Lagom blacks test...
I realise HDMI is a multimedia styled interface but it still deserves a mention when both the other monitors mentioned in this review have it and more.
Originally Posted by rickysio Images that look fine on a TN panel looks like crap on this!
Originally Posted by cybergenicsQuote:Originally Posted by rickysio Images that look fine on a TN panel looks like crap on this!
Only when you use a decent monitor do you start to realise how many people are taking rather low quality photos on often, very expensive cameras.
Originally Posted by PinoThanks for the review, but I'm somewhat disappointed I'm afraid...
I'm currently looking to upgrade my monitor setup. Mainly for amateur photography and I do parttime webdesign en video edit jobs.
The NEC PA241W is on the top of my list. Mainly because this line (as the successor of the x90 line) should do extremely well concerning color accuracy and image quality and according to the first other reviews it delivers.
Second reason is that is has a programmable LUT which means that you can do full hardware calibration which is saved in the monitor itself instead of in color profiles for the OS or the LUT of the video card. Anyone who works with both color-managed and non-color managed applications on one system knows how annoying the difference can be.
Third very important reason is the 14bit 3D LUT which enables very accurate producing both sRGB as well as Adobe RGB color spaces. This is something few other monitors offer. Those things combined this thing is almost cheap compared to the Eizos it competes with.
I'm not trying the promote this display here, but when I start reading a review about this type of monitor I expect and hope such features to be discussed and/or critized. These are the things of interest for people who are shopping for this type of display and worth paying this kind of money instead of for instance the HP LP2575 (which as I gather from reviews is very, very good value, but still wide gamut only, no hw calibration and poor color accuracy out of the box).
It's like reading a review about a Porsche 911 and stating that it can go 250km/h just like a Golf GTI can. Or saying that it's low value for money because the 911 is not very suitable for pulling a caravan when you want to go on holiday....Even when the review were written in a travellers magazine, and even when the statements are correct, such comparisons simply are not very informative to the reader....
Just my final thoughts...
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