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  • gdame
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    Originally posted by GrassValley_BH View Post
    If my reading of labels on HP boxes is correct, then BenQ and HP are "involved" in LCDs somehow. I like the HPs, so the BenQs can't be that bad. :)
    I am a BenQ Qreseller and their LCD monitors are great! They also make excellant DLP projectors and I find them to be as good as Optima in this department. I have a pair of 21" (4:3) 1600x1200 units on my VelocityHD system. Very well made and offer the best desktop pedistal of any LCD I have seen.

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  • GrassValley_BH
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    Originally posted by LightPrism View Post
    How about these BenQ FP241VW if you go the 2 monitor route? HDMI input !! better than 1080 resolution
    If my reading of labels on HP boxes is correct, then BenQ and HP are "involved" in LCDs somehow. I like the HPs, so the BenQs can't be that bad. :)

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  • skier-hughes
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    I suppose it depends on what crt's you are changing from.
    I've just done some research and just this week went for the Acer P223w monitor, 22" ws.
    Why, price point, above this they shot up in price.
    Size, I can just about fit 2 in where I normally work.
    Moving from 17" crt's they look enormous anyway!!!

    My 8500 card in the video editng pc copes fine with the resolution, but I'm still trying to find a way of getting my office pc to work at the native 1680x1050, but foxchannel who make the mobo have stopped responding to me :( after sending me a vbios update which didn't work. Still for office work a slightly squished screen isn't to bad using it in 1024x768, far bettter than nothing as the one crt gave up. Maybe a cheap graphics card is due, as it uses onboard at present.

    Graham

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  • LightPrism
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    You Dirty Dawwg Dave...

    Brandon - can't even begin to wrap my head around your "home" venue...
    LCD-CRT-LCD - But you're always at least 20 steps ahead of most!

    Me - breakin' out of the Pentium4 - CRT - Storm World ....

    I've come to realize how much time is spent looking at the darn monitors and how far they have come - the color accuracy/tweaking and resolution and motion accuracy of the LCD's have come so far vs. what our customers are viewing on (all over the place)...

    How about these BenQ FP241VW if you go the 2 monitor route? HDMI input !! better than 1080 resolution

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  • STORMDAVE
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    BH, you might like this too: Swordfish:





    :D

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  • GrassValley_BH
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    My desktop at home actually has portrait 18" LCD, 22" CRT, portrait 18" LCD.
    So my desktop is a weird shape (resolution-wise and physically)

    I like having a non-split "middle" of the desktop, so Stormdave's first arrangement with matching portrait+landscape is very appealing to me.

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  • witchdoctor
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    Although in general I'm not a great fan of Gateway, I purchased their 30 " 2560x1600 monitor a few months back and have been very happy with it. All of Edius Broadcast easily fits on it with lots of room for the monitor window. I did need to upgrade my video card to a Radeon x1650 to drive the monitor to full resolution, and I'm only working with single stream video from an HVX-200, but for my purposes this is a great monitor.

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  • redgum
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    Notice none of those monitor shots show a video timeline. Also keep in mind that if you want to develop arthritis of the neck just add more real estate. I've been editing for 20+ years and ended up with 2 x 30" Dells which is far too much on the eyes and the neck unless you sit back with a keyboard on your lap. I got rid of them both and now have 2 x 27" Dells, one to edit on and the other as video monitor.
    The original setup (2 x 30") required two video cards to get full resolution and defeated the purpose if I lowered it. There is a formula for distance to monitor and comfort in long edits and the optometrist worked out that a max of a 27" screen at 1920 x 1200 resolution was spot on.
    I'm real happy with the current setup and I don't have to hang my eyeballs out to dry after short sessions.

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  • Jerry
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    Originally posted by LightPrism View Post
    That would be cool ... any leads?

    Jerry ...

    the 30" Apple Cinema Display is the one we were looking at and YES - hefty $ tag. Are you happy with yours (will be driving it with an nVida 8800GT which should support the resolutions recommendations you provided.
    When I bought it, boy, did I complain about the price tag! But, everytime I use Photoshop with a high end graphic, I am glad about my decision.
    I looked at the Dell and I have also looked at the HP. I did notice a color and detail difference in those as compared to the Apple. It is a personal choice for color and detail vs price that YOU have to make.

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  • gdame
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    Dual 22" wides are the best bang for your dollar 1680 x 1050 each for a 3360 x 1050 desktop for under $500. But if you like to use a lot of layers and tracks in Edius then a pair of 24" 1920 x 1200 would provide you the ultimate in vertical resolution and a whopping 3840 horizontal res. And if you really hate scrolling through tracks than get portrait capable ones as Brandon had mentioned and have a 2400 wide x 1920 desktop. This would be an awesome way to edit!

    Let us know what you choose.

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  • STORMDAVE
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    Originally posted by GrassValley_BH View Post
    Hey Dave, that top pic with the one portrait and one landscape - what size are the two mons? I like how the portrait one is the same height as the landscape one.
    I think the big one is a 30" ACD and the one on the left is 24" (Please correct me)...since my math skills aren't upto task these days, I'll let you figure this one out :|

    Here's another cool setup:








    I would hold off on the ACD, HDCP and HDMI features are on the horizon, so I would bet that the next gen ACD's will have these 2 features included, and you might even see better performance and price drop/inch raise.

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  • SRsupport
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    I was wondering the same. Looks good .

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  • GrassValley_BH
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    Hey Dave, that top pic with the one portrait and one landscape - what size are the two mons? I like how the portrait one is the same height as the landscape one.

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  • STORMDAVE
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    I would go for dual 22" Wide LCD's (Samsungs or LG) or a single 30".

    The 30" ACD has been in my shopping cart for a long time...but you can go for the 30" Dell, it's $1049 right now, I think, compared to the $1,500 price tag on the Apple. They both use Phillips panels (AFAIK). The Apple seems to be much more respected in the graphics community, but if you're not really doing much that requires color precision, then a Dell should suffice. I mean you're probably going to have a professional monitor for previewing anyway, so...

    I don't know why Apple & Dell are not adding Component and HDMI in with these monitors, I think it's time for them to do so. Maybe because 1080p will not fill the whole screen...dunno.

    As far as rotating, I think it's a sweet deal. I rotated one of my 21" Samsungs and put in the After Effects tools in that window, it was a totally different experience.

    Anyway, I would go with a single 30" and add another monitor like Jerry mentioned if you really need more room.

    But remember, dual monitors have much more resolution horizontal resolution than a single 30", so keep that in mind.

    Dual 24"'s is not a bad idea, but I don't think you'd have room for that, a single 30" would be good enough.

    Few setups I found on google:







    Dual 30" ACD's:



    Last edited by STORMDAVE; 02-08-2008, 12:58 AM.

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  • GrassValley_BH
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    My old NEC 1810s have a button, but it seems the newer monitors have sensors for such things.

    Old, but should give you an idea...
    http://news.softpedia.com/news/SyncM...ung-8634.shtml

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