question about video monitors

Discussion in 'Monitoring' started by MDCodeRed, Sep 24, 2006.

  1. MDCodeRed

    MDCodeRed Guest

    I'm trying to decide on dual video monitors for my home studio. Does anyone have any advise? I found this one on Best Buy.com. Here are the specs. The price is $399... pretty cheap considering other monitors of the same size. Just wondering if anyone can give me a little help.




    Samsung SyncMaster 22" Widescreen Flat-Panel TFT-LCD Monitor

    Model: 225BW



    View high-definition digital photos and video clips on this 22" monitor that features 1680 x 1050 pixel resolution and a flat-panel design that can be easily mounted on your wall (with VESA wall mounting kit, not included).

    Ultrafast 5 ms response time
    700:1 contrast ratio; 280 cd/m² brightness
    1680 x 1050 maximum resolution
     
  2. DIGIT

    DIGIT Guest

    I will offer this:

    WIDE screens provide a smaller viewing because as you know monitors are measured diagnonally. So, your VERTICAL space will be reduced. Personally, I prefer to use 4:3 instead of 16:9.

    Having said that, look at the RESPONSE TIME and make sure it's 8ms or LESS. When you scroll music/waves, etc... a slower response time will make for a very obnoxious viewing, very distracting.

    You can find excellent 19" LCDs with all the necessary specs for less than $200 each if you shop around.

    I only use a wide screen for motion picture playback if I am scoring because it looks good...and it impresses directors :)
     
  3. cfaalm

    cfaalm Active Member

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    Your specs look OK. I would however prefer to buy those in a real store (i.e. not a webstore) because you'll have the chance to see them at work e.g. horizontal scrolling and make sure you have zero dead pixels.

    Most 19" screens will "only" offer a bigger dotpitch over 17" on the same old 1280x1024 pixels.

    My 17" 710Ns have a dotpitch of 0,264 and a comparable 19" like the 920N has 0,294. So the 225BW is in between at a dotpitch of 0,282.

    How far are you from your screens? A big dotpitch will allow a bigger distance and enhance readability.

    I do not agree with DIGIT on the "smaller viewing" remark. Especially if you can flip the screen to vertical view. Besides, 1680 x 1050 is still more display real estate than 1280 x 1024 in any way you look at it. It's just that you don't have the luxury of placing them as far away as you could with a 19", though it is still a bit more than a regular 17".

    You plan to have two of those? :cool:
     
  4. Kev

    Kev Well-Known Member

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    I prefer multiple monitors

    I think it aids workflow and the max-min window is so quick.
    Forever resizing and repositioning a window as programs are launched is a pain and you never seem to be satisfied.

    so if you need more area,
    keep 'em cheap and just get more of 'em

    Triple screens for me
     

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