About best LED Monitor for Photography and anything else

Started Mar 30, 2013 | Questions thread
NewsyL
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Re: About best LED Monitor for Photography and anything else
In reply to naththo, Mar 30, 2013

naththo wrote:

Brad99 wrote:

In my admittedly limited experience, most banding is not due to the hardware, it's produced by inferior ICM profiles, e.g. the default driver installed OEM ones.  Even good 6 bit panels can have no banding if such an ICM is removed and plain sRGB used.  A good profile should retain the lack of banding.

Hrm I should try that. Thanks for letting me know on that. It is interesting and I am really curious to see what happen when I put that back on tmw. I will let you know outcome.

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naththo, I don't know where you are reading about all these banding issues.  It puzzles me.

I read a handful of monitor reviews every month and have been doing so for several years and banding is seldom a major issue even for most of the 6bit+AFRC (simulated 8bit) monitors which is what you are going to find in monitors under $400 USD with IPS panel s and 95% sRGB coverage.

FYI.... sRGB gamut CCFL back light monitors will typically give you about 96 to 98% coverage of the sRGB space while LED back light monitors will typically give about 94 to 96% coverage of the sRGB space.  There are some new LED back light models that have come into the market in the last 3 months or so that offer about 98 to 99% coverage but I suspect these are outside of your $$ budget range.

You may want to browse the reviews on these two sites to help you focus on what monitor fits into your budget.  Note that these sites custom calibrate their monitors which I believe is essential even for the latest so called "factory calibrated" units.

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http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/

http://www.prad.de/en/monitore/reviews.html

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