Monitor recommendations

Started Feb 14, 2013 | Discussions thread
Desert Cruiser
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Re: Monitor recommendations

Brad99 wrote:

It's not on sale any more but last year I bought a cheap IPS panel Viewsonic VX2336s solely because 2 reviews said it was so close to sRGB they could not improve it with Spyder calibration. Saved a load of dosh as I didn't need a Spyder. All I had to do was turn the brightness down to suit my ambient lighting. The only fault is an uneven backlight which is brighter on the right which is where the Photoshop controls take up space so it doesn't matter much. It has better contrast than most IPS. Some makes I looked at at the same time came pre-calibrated with a certificate saying so but they weren't as close to optimum as the Viewsonic when tested.

I'm not sure IPS panels are the best out there though, my Samsung LE650 TV is colour accurate with some adjustment (there's loads to play with) and has much better contrast than IPS.

Brad this exactly what I ran into, only the brighter part of the screen was at the bottom, now most people probably wouldn't (and it's obvious most doesn't) will not know. But they'll come back here and wonder why some people say their photos are too dark or too bright.  It's easy to check to see if your monitor is affected


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