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    "Budget" priced good monitor

    As the title says I am looking for a monitor for our use that should be between in price the pro ones like a Eizo and the consumer models sold at places like Future Shop. I cringe at paying more for a monitor than I do for a car so perhaps in the around or under one grand price range.

    It will be hooked up to a Windows box and used for both photo imagery and some video editing. Neither of us are pros nor do we make much monies from our arts at this time but want some thing more accurate and stable than the $200 ones that we currently have. The purpose is to make artwork and my wife purchased an Epson 4880 for that end. And then start some marketing. Colour is of course important and especially as black and white is still to be done mostly in the darkroom.

    Suggestions on makes or models please. We live in a smaller city (61000) and are really 3 hours away from decent stores so it is not just a matter of running out and looking. Thanks for any assistance.

    Ivan

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    Re: "Budget" priced good monitor

    Ivan,

    Lloyd Chambers recommends the NEC Wide Gamut Professional Displays. His most recent article concerns the 27 inch version, http://diglloyd.com/articles/Recomme...playNEC27.html, but they make a 24 as well. I think Guy or Jack (or both) have talked about these here as well.

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    Re: "Budget" priced good monitor

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...idescreen.html

    It's my first "pro" monitor so I can't compare it to other "pro" monitors, but it's quite a step up in just ergonomics and functionality over the iMac I was using before. It rotates vertically, and has a huge range of adjustment for height/tilt. I haven't had a chance to calibrate it yet, but this price includes the hardware and software to do that.

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