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#1 Jonathan Bowerbank

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Posted 04 April 2008 - 04:50 PM

Looking into getting a 22" LCD cinema display monitor for my G5. Any recommendations out there, preferably in the sub-$300 category?

I've looked at a couple of the ones at Best Buy and Circuit City, but still can't decide.

I use a separate monitor for color correction, so it doesn't have to be a high end one, just something that looks nice.
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#2 A. Whitehouse

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Posted 06 April 2008 - 03:03 AM

Save up and get a 24' as all 22's, as far as I know, are TN panels which are good for gaming but poor for video and color rendition. Generally I like the Samsung and Dell panels, don't bother wasting money on an Apple display as the are very overpriced. A good monitor is something which can last you through several upgrades so its a safer investment than most computer equipment. If you need cheap but capable 22 Ive always thought the Chimei screens were alright, I really don't like Acer. Its surprising how often different brands have exactly the same panel in them. Hope this helps.
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#3 Jonathan Bowerbank

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Posted 06 April 2008 - 03:16 AM

Thanks. They were giving away some cheap Canon photo printer with the 22" Samsung at Fry's, so I went ahead and got it.

It's way bigger than what I'm used to, can't imagine having a 24" on my dinky workstation. 22" will do nicely though, and it looks quite good. I'm happy with it.
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#4 Paul Bruening

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Posted 06 April 2008 - 10:55 AM

I needed 16, 2K monitors for my eight workstations. LCDs were totally out of budget. So, I started snatching 2K CRTs off of Ebay. I snagged eight in one lot for only $100.00. I still had to drive up to St. Louis to bring them home. That added some bucks to the cost. The point is: If you don't mind old technology and all the LUT and DAZ tweaking that you'll have to do, 2K CRTs are going for dead-cheap right now. And, damn, they look really good. A lively and vibrant picture. With an SLI mobo you could run 4, 2K monitors off each workstation... if you just really had to, that is.

Just a thought.
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