Results 1 to 10 of 10
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    14
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Seeking Monitor Advice

    Three weeks ago I bought a LaCie 19" monitor...I was REALLY excited because it was a great deal on a monitor reputed to have very accurate color reproduction. Lately I've begun to do my homework on color management, because I want to be in a position to print stuff I draw without the colors going silly on me, so I was just THRILLED about it.

    Unfortunately the monitor I bought was defective so I had to ship it back for repairs (had to pay my own shipping too, hmph!). And then the replacement was defective too! And monitors are not fun to ship around, as you can imagine. So I'm not really interested in playing the russian roulette of "will the third be defective too?".

    Can anyone recommend to me which monitors out there, NOT in the 4-digit prices, are reputed to be good with color reproduction and are generally good for digital painting?

    TIA!
    Jerelyn Foxeye Parker
    Foxeye Art


  2. Hide this ad by registering as a member
  3. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    821
    Thanks
    38
    Thanked 39 Times in 32 Posts
    If you're talking LCD's, then all of the ones that are good with colors are up there with 4 digits, or very close. If you're talking CRT's then they don't have that problem starting at 200 dollars.

  4. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    YUL = MONTREAL !
    Posts
    3,534
    Thanks
    276
    Thanked 129 Times in 88 Posts
    Looks like you'Re an unlucky shopper ! Who are you getting your LaCie from ? Personally, I love em. Samsungs and Viewsonics do the job, but most businesses I know that do online/print design stick to LaCies.. But you can order the best monitor in the world ; if it's handled like shit, you'll end up with it.

  5. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    1
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    <-- Fox's husband here

    We ordered the monitor directly from LaCie, so no third parties were involved at any step. LaCie was the one handling the repair and FedExing, too, so I think it was a decent assesment of LaCie's quality.

    From what I gather those LaCie electron IVs are built around Mitsubishi Diamondtron CRT. Scuttlebutt has it that the 19" ones are re-branded NEC-Mitsubishi Diamond Pro 930SB monitors, so we're eyeing them right now instead. Do you have any experience with these monitors?

    Maybe Lacie monitors have some custom tweaks over the Mitsubishi ones, like Barco monitors do if I understand correctly, but we're not inclined to play russian roulette a LaCie that may or may not last long even if it wasn't faulty out of the box..

  6. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    821
    Thanks
    38
    Thanked 39 Times in 32 Posts
    I asked around, here's what people told me;
    If you're looking to buy an lcd, EIZO Coloredge, IIYAMA, and higher-grade BenQ models wil do the job.
    If you're looking for crt, Barco, NEC, Mitsubishi, IIYAMA are the top choices, Barco being the most expensive as far as i know. crts are dying out, might as well go for an lcd.

  7. #6
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    CA
    Posts
    282
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    I've been using a Mitsubishi Diamond Pro 2070SB for about a year and a half now and no problems. I got it shipped from Dell.

  8. #7
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Castrop-Rauxel, Germany
    Posts
    1,133
    Thanks
    30
    Thanked 15 Times in 11 Posts
    We´ve been working here with the NEC FE2111 in connection with an EyeOne calibrator and this solution is working fine for low to middlegrade prepress-work costing about 600 Euro for the monitor and 300 Euro for the calibrator. Other firms I know that are using LaCies haven´t got experienced any probs - maybe you´re just unlucky or the other guys are lucky

    I personallly still prefer CRT monitors for prepress work. Good LCD ones (like the new Barco) are still unfortunately too highpriced and the more or less normal ones really don´t convince me. I suppose it´s just a matter of time that the LCD´s are getting better.

    Fipse
    (who´s hugging his Barco monitor)
    <Insert witty remark here>

  9. #8
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    14
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    I think I will be going with Mitsubishi or NEC then. Thank you everyone! I'll be so relieved when this saga is at an end. Heavy monitors are not fun things to be swapping around!
    Jerelyn Foxeye Parker
    Foxeye Art

  10. #9
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    CT, USA
    Posts
    172
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Just to seal the deal, all we use here in the design studio is Mitsubishi/NEC and at home. The Mitsubishi 2070SB is a great monitor and at 22" should be large enough to cram palettes in, unless you have a second "palette" monitor.

  11. #10
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    CA
    Posts
    282
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    I spoke too soon. My monitor just died today. I guess I cursed it for saying I had no problems with it.

Similar Threads

  1. Advice needed for new monitor! :)
    By CR Faerber in forum Wacom
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: November 3rd, 2012, 01:25 PM
  2. Advice wanted about buying a monitor.
    By David F. in forum Art Discussions
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: June 10th, 2009, 05:48 AM
  3. Need a larger monitor, advice?
    By HAJiME in forum Art Discussions
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: September 10th, 2008, 04:42 PM
  4. Seeking some advice
    By Fictive in forum Art Critique Center
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: June 19th, 2008, 03:36 AM

Members who have read this thread: 0

There are no members to list at the moment.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Designed by The Coldest Water, we build the coldest best water bottles, ice packs and best pillows.