LCD Monitor, Part II

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Magnusfarce, Mar 6, 2007.

  1. Magnusfarce

    Magnusfarce Guest

    This is a variation on the question I asked a few posts back, but different
    enough to warrant a new post. For a new monitor that I will use to some
    extent to work on digital photos (and some video, too), I'm looking at
    buying the ViewsonicVG2021, a 20 inch with 1400 x 1050 resolution, 500:1
    contrast and 8 ms response time. Probably not 8-bit color for $250. By
    comparison, the NEC Multisync LCD20WMG2 has considerably better specs (1680
    x 1050 resolution, 1600:1 contrast, 470 brightness) and carries a price tag
    about twice the Viewsonic.

    Question: What is the extra money buying me in terms of practical use?
    Will I see a noticeable difference when viewing or editing a higher res
    image off my DSLR? Or are displays like this useful only to higher end
    (pro) users? Thanks in advance for any help.

    - Magnusfarce

    P.S. I noticed that NEC doesn't even list response times for their
    monitors. Is this because they couldn't care less about gaming, and are
    aimed more at graphics?
    Magnusfarce, Mar 6, 2007
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  2. Magnusfarce

    Wayne Guest

    accurate details and color not only rely on the specification.
    do a side by side comparison.


    "Magnusfarce" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > This is a variation on the question I asked a few posts back, but
    > different enough to warrant a new post. For a new monitor that I will use
    > to some extent to work on digital photos (and some video, too), I'm
    > looking at buying the ViewsonicVG2021, a 20 inch with 1400 x 1050
    > resolution, 500:1 contrast and 8 ms response time. Probably not 8-bit
    > color for $250. By comparison, the NEC Multisync LCD20WMG2 has
    > considerably better specs (1680 x 1050 resolution, 1600:1 contrast, 470
    > brightness) and carries a price tag about twice the Viewsonic.
    >
    > Question: What is the extra money buying me in terms of practical use?
    > Will I see a noticeable difference when viewing or editing a higher res
    > image off my DSLR? Or are displays like this useful only to higher end
    > (pro) users? Thanks in advance for any help.
    >
    > - Magnusfarce
    >
    > P.S. I noticed that NEC doesn't even list response times for their
    > monitors. Is this because they couldn't care less about gaming, and are
    > aimed more at graphics?
    >
    >
    Wayne, Mar 7, 2007
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