I hope this isn't too off topic for this forum, but I wasn't sure exactly where it fit. I'm putting together a new editing system and I need a new production monitor. Since I do some color correction, I think CRT is the best choice for an accurate picture. I'm going to be doing a lot more 16:9 HD with this system so I obviously want a monitor with that can display that. The JVC DT-V1710CG with the IF-C01COMG Component/RGB card was recommended to me. That monitor seems nice, and it's auto sensing which is good since I still do SD 4:3 stuff too. My only problem is that the monitor is a 4:3 box.
My first problem with that is that it's a 17" monitor, so the letterboxed 16:9 will be a bit on the small side. I'm used to cutting SD on my current monitor which has a 20" 4:3 monitor.
My second problem is spending over $2K on a 4:3 monitor when 4:3 will eventually be phased out. Granted, that won't be too soon, but it seems smarter for the long run to buy a native 16:9 monitor.
What are your thoughts? What are you using? Keep in mind, this monitor is only for me at the editing desk. The clients have their own monitor.
Also, make sure if you go the Plasma or LCD route that it de-embeds the audio through the HDSDI. We didn't check that, and all our audio is 2-frames off unless we feed it through the monitor separately via analog RCA cables! (?>!!@>$#@$@!)
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