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New Monitor Suggestions Please

adagio
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New Monitor Suggestions Please

I am looking to replace my aging and slowly deteriorating Dell 22 inch Ultrasharp monitor. My main use, other than for reading the erudite posts on this forum, is photo post processing Lightroom and Photoshop. I do not play games and rarely watch movies so response time not critical. Colour performance is, however, with the ability to properly calibrate. I know of nowhere locally that I can view them so before traveling any distance recommendations of those worth looking at and those to avoid would be most welcome. 23 or 24 inch screens. It is not a question of 'price no object' far from it but I will not 'penny pinch'.
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AndrewLorimer
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Re: New Monitor Suggestions Please

Hi adagio,
I had to buy a new monitor recently. I looked at all of the available ones in PC World. I found one that appealed and I bought it.
It is a Hewlett-Packard (HP) 22 xi IPS Monitor. 54.6cm, 21.5-inch IPS LED Backlit Monitor. It comes with software and documentation. Full HD 1920 x 1080; 10,000,000:1 dynamic contrast; VGA, DVI-D and HDMI connectivity. HP Enhance + resolution. Perhaps HP manufacture even lager size screens.
I am sure you would find the software management of the image important. Though I don't use that myself (I have tried it).
I need a good quality viewing environment and I have just installed a Daylight 6500K ; 1600 Lumens, overhead bulb. Lovely!
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Re: New Monitor Suggestions Please

How about another Dell, like this one?
I'm running an ageing Dell 2405FPW (24";16:9) and it's just the ticket. If it ever goes south then I'll buy another Dell.
Geoff,
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I'd agree, Dell monitors are rather good.  Aria occasionally have some very decent offers.
For lower cost but decent quality I also generally like Benq.
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AndrewLorimer
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Re: New Monitor Suggestions Please

@NedLudd,
Thanks for your link. I made a favourite of the website.
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Razer
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If only these companies would make a 32" one, then I could get a new one without the company I buy it from squealing to the BBC about what I've bought.
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Re: New Monitor Suggestions Please

A few pennies less (currently) http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Monitors+%26+TVs/23+inch/23%22+Dell+UltraSharp+U2312HM+Widescreen+IPS...
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Re: New Monitor Suggestions Please

Looking for a new monitor myself and the Dell U2412M seems to fit the bill, part of the blurb includes.........Cheap TN panel monitors are abundant from £100, but the better IPS panel monitors tend to be well over £300. The Dell 2414M sits in the middle.
It worth looking at the reviews on Amazon & other sites before making a decision but I am very tempted to go for this one.
shalom2010
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I have an Eizo FlexScan SX2462W great for photography - it is wide gamut which you may not want. I paid the full £650 for it, but it's now around £470.
adagio
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Re: New Monitor Suggestions Please

Thanks to you all for taking the trouble to reply and for your suggestions. Another Dell may well be my choice, the one I have has served me well but is now tiring after 8 years or so and of course the technology has moved on substantially.
Razer
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@ Razer
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TV dealers
The Wireless Telegraphy Act of 1967 (as amended) has been repealed, meaning that from 25 June 2013 onwards you no longer need to send us customer name and address details when you sell or rent out TV equipment. This also means your business no longer has to keep sales records to comply with the law on TV Licensing. If you don’t need these records for anything else you can destroy them from 25 June.

From the TV Licensing website.

Fantastic! I'll have to look into that to make sure dealers aren't still complying with a repealed law before I purchase. Cheers for the info.
Pedro
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Re: New Monitor Suggestions Please

Hi
I own one of these iiyama IPS monitors, and I'm extremely happy with it, though I paid a fair bit more than what they are going for these days as I bought it when they 1st came out  Angry
Use it for gaming, photo editing, video screen, you name it. Beats the heck out of my previous lcd screen in terms of sharpness and colour fidelity.
Buy an HDMI lead as well as it comes with DVI and VGA leads only.
Good luck.
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Re: New Monitor Suggestions Please

I thought the only difference between DVI and HDMI was that HDMI can carry audio as well? Didn't know there were any differences between the video streams.