2010 September 2nd, 10:25
Need Recommendation for Replacement of 19" CRT
My trusty Hitachi 19" CRT finally cashed in its chips and the power light flashes but no image ever appears. I need a new monitor that can be calibrated, is green and will not pollute the Chesapeake Bay when I throw it in (kidding, kidding).
I have a Radeon 4650 video card with 2 HDMI outputs. Besides editing with Vegas Pro 9, I would like to monitor video out from the HV40 and watch BD from time to time. I'll also be authoring BDs whenever the people ask me to.
Thanks in advance.
2010 September 5th, 14:50
The NEC LCD3090WQXi-BK is a nice monitor. The only problem it seems is the fact you can't use your HDMI-HDMI cable, but have to use one with HDMI on one and DVI on the other. By the way, does your 4650 really have two HDMI ports, or two DVI ports? Anyway..good luck and enjoy the monitor it should be lovely!
Please...you do not give is a lot to work with. First of all..what is your budget? I take it the monitor I just mentioned is a bit too pricey, but what are you willing to spend on the monitor? Also do you care about the looks of the screen. Do you prefer a glossy screen or not? Should you be able to turn it around in every direction (preferably in a position in which you and your little brother do not have to hold it) or can you live with a load of books supporting the monitor? But also, what screen size are you looking for? 30", 24" or simply as large as you can afford without sacrificing other requirements?
To give you a bit of a start, you might want to consider an IPS screen and dumb the monitor with a TN panel. Also you have a make a decision on the ratio, are you looking for a 16:9 or 16:10 screen? Former is preferred with movies and the latter with editing (or actually that would be my preference). Also think through what you feel like is reasonable in terms of energy consumption. Your LCD wil most likely consume less energy, no matter which one you pick. But if you really care about energy you could look into an LED backlight screen. It does consume less energy (please do not think a LED screen automatically has the better image quality, LED screens could still look crappy) but that should be your objective, not to earn back the difference in price as that difference is more then you'll most probably earn back from the saved energy.
Last edited by BarteS; 2010 September 5th at 14:57.