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    Default Inexpensinve HD monitor?

    I know about the 7" lilliput, but I've got a little bit of extra money...
    So far I've bought new rails, new mattebox, now I want a small monitor. My eyesight is getting bad (getting new glasses soon) and I've learned that my biggest issue is keep focus because while it "looks" in focus to me... for some reason its always slightly off.. I'm thinking a bigger monitor will help with that some.

    anything in the 150.00 range?
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    I'm looking at this one.. anything look "odd" or strange about it that I need to be aware of?

    http://www.amazon.com/Lilliput-669gl...7175643&sr=8-6
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    Bought my 619AH for 130$ shipped from a member on DVXuser. Worth the price paid that's for sure. Check on Ebay, there's some package (battery included) for around 200$ with free shipping.
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    Quote Originally Posted by azmyth View Post
    I'm looking at this one.. anything look "odd" or strange about it that I need to be aware of?

    http://www.amazon.com/Lilliput-669gl...7175643&sr=8-6
    Yeah... it's a SD monitor...

    Resolution: 800×480
    Brightness: 450cd
    Contrast: 500:1
    Viewing Angle: 140°/ 120°(H/V)

    You're not going to get an "HD monitor" (displaying a signal with at least 720 vertical lines resolution) under 15 inches for less than $549 (SmallHD 4.3" Monitor) or $899 (SmallHD 5.6" Monitor)

    But for the price the most recent Lilliput version is getting pretty close:

    Lilliput 7" 2011 Version - Resolution 1024×600 (for 5D Mark II 16:9 widescreen support)

    http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=....c0.m270.l1313



    Ruige TL-S701HDA 7″ monitor - Resolution 1024×600 (includes focus peaking, has HDMI in and also HDMI out)

    http://www.coollcd.com/7-hd-field-mo...tls701hda_c869





    Ruige 5″ TL-S500HD Monitor - Resolution 800x480 (includes focus peaking)

    http://www.coollcd.com/5-hd-field-mo...-tls500hd_c854




    Other SD Monitors from coolLCD: http://www.coollcd.com/see_all.html

    (I've ordered from coolLCD before, comes DHL in a week, minor customs charge, great company!)




    You Pay The Price For Small Higher End HD Monitors:

    SmallHD 5.6" Monitor

    http://www.smallhd.com/Products/DP6.html


    SmallHD 4.3" Monitor

    http://www.smallhd.com/Products/DP4.html


    Zacuto 3.2" EVF

    http://www.zacuto.com/zfinderevf


    Also, Manhattan LCD makes some great kits for HD monitors:

    http://www.manhattanlcd.com/category_s/30.htm
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    Sort of false advertising then isn't it? lol

    "HD" is in the title..

    I don't mind as long as I can pull focus. I only need it because my eyesight is getting bad, and I cannot tell whats in focus on such a tiny screen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by azmyth View Post
    I don't mind as long as I can pull focus. I only need it because my eyesight is getting bad, and I cannot tell whats in focus on such a tiny screen.
    Then it will be even harder on a SD screen... it can be done, although debateably with accuracy, with a SD screen, but it's very difficult even for young eyes like mine... you're better off with a 2.75x magnified viewfinder/loupe (with diopter) or invest in a HD screen... seriously that new Lilliput 7" 2011 Version - Resolution 1024×600 (for 5D Mark II 16:9 widescreen support) is VERY close to being HD so I'm certain you won't have any problems achieving critical focus with it... and it's only $250 (Shipped)!

    That or get a more expensive Ruige, SmallHD, or Manhattan LCD with focus peaking.

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    I decided to spend my money on something else this go round. I'm about to get new glasses that will hopefully remedy that. And a Viewfinder/loupe will be less expensive..

    Instead.. I bought a shoulder mount, a new lens, some caps for my lenses that are missing them, adapters, a mini hdmi cable so I can use a 19" HDTV I have as a monitor.
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    if you wanna be 100% sure about getting focus spot-on, just check for a monitor with peaking (I believe the Ruige models have this).

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    Any updates about the items? I also want to get one from COOLLCD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yata View Post
    Any updates about the items?
    Wait until after the NAB show next week: there will likely be lots of new models announced there.

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    So far the Lilliput monitor I'm using is fine. For anything else that requires more precision, my 24inch computer monitor do a good job!
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    I'm also very happy with my Lilliput 669GL.

    I also got one of these Craig 15" monitors
    http://www.hv20.com/showthread.php?3...stic-features!

    ... and it's very nice but the color balance seems better on the Lilliput.


    This battery
    http://www.ebay.com/sch/?_from=R40&_...:MEFSRCHX:SRCH

    ... can run either monitor and lasts a long time.
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    May I point that in the worst case, with some minor DIY skills, I've been able to live with this one.
    But it's not HD. I'm pleased with the results I have with the Lilliput now.
    I DO IT BECAUSE I CAN. I CAN BECAUSE I WANT TO. I WANT TO BECAUSE YOU SAID I COULDN'T.

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