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Ivo Burum
Apple Display alternatives
on Sep 11, 2009 at 7:11:33 am

Hi all -the new Apple displays work a treat - but we can't afford them in numbers - can anyone suggest a cheaper 24 inch alternative that will do the job just as well ? Many thanks.


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Rafael Amador
Re: Apple Display alternatives
on Sep 11, 2009 at 10:09:34 am

Last year many people bought the "Dell 2048 WFP Ultrasharp".
Some quality than the Apple but better price.
Now may be something better.
Cheers,
rafael

http://www.nagavideo.com


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walter biscardi
Re: Apple Display alternatives
on Sep 11, 2009 at 12:22:34 pm

[Rafael Amador] "Last year many people bought the "Dell 2048 WFP Ultrasharp". "

The Dells are what we primarily run here, essentially the same as the original Apple displays but much cheaper. Now I will say those new Apple LED displays are just incredible. I am saving up here now to replace at least one monitor in each of our suites with one of those LEDs and then we'll run the Dell as the secondary monitor.



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Rafael Amador
Re: Apple Display alternatives
on Sep 11, 2009 at 12:27:22 pm

Hi walter,
I know that you are always updated about monitors.
What do you think about the HP Dream Color?
Have you tried or had any feedback?
Cheers,
Rafael

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walter biscardi
Re: Apple Display alternatives
on Sep 11, 2009 at 12:43:23 pm

[Rafael Amador] "What do you think about the HP Dream Color?
Have you tried or had any feedback? "


Haven't even seen one. Some folks in the Color forum are trying to use it as a color reference monitor but it was not designed for that. When the time comes, if I can get my hands on one to demo, then I'll let you know.



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Rafael Amador
Re: Apple Display alternatives
on Sep 11, 2009 at 12:50:49 pm

Thanks Walter.
No hurry but I have to start to save for an HD monitor.
Cheers,
rafael

http://www.nagavideo.com


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walter biscardi
Re: Apple Display alternatives
on Sep 11, 2009 at 1:06:41 pm

[Rafael Amador] "Thanks Walter.
No hurry but I have to start to save for an HD monitor. "


I won't be using for that if I were to purchase it and I don't recommend those either. They were designed for animation and 3D work, not video playback. The cheapest display I recommend are the Panasonic Pro Plasma series, around $900 for the 42" model.

If you want accurate color for grading, then the FSI 1760W model.



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Jeremy Garchow
Re: Apple Display alternatives
on Sep 11, 2009 at 1:07:56 pm

I will be getting a DreamColor paired with an AJA HDP2 as a demo to finally replace my trusty HD CRT. I'll let you know how it goes. True 12 bit monitoring for about 3K US. Too good to be true?


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walter biscardi
Re: Apple Display alternatives
on Sep 11, 2009 at 1:15:32 pm

[Jeremy Garchow] "I will be getting a DreamColor paired with an AJA HDP2 as a demo to finally replace my trusty HD CRT. I'll let you know how it goes. True 12 bit monitoring for about 3K US. Too good to be true?"

Be sure to look over the very LONG thread in the Color forum regarding the setup of that monitor..... Too much for me. I'll stick with the FSI's that come all set up and ready to go out of the box.



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Jeremy Garchow
Re: Apple Display alternatives
on Sep 11, 2009 at 1:39:56 pm

I've read it. I haven't purchased it yet.


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walter biscardi
Re: Apple Display alternatives
on Sep 11, 2009 at 1:58:01 pm

[Jeremy Garchow] "I've read it. I haven't purchased it yet."

Just heard from my VAR that he will hopefully have one very soon and if he does, he'll bring it out here to look at. I'll give you a shout if / when it's here.



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Jeremy Garchow
Re: Apple Display alternatives
on Sep 11, 2009 at 2:08:44 pm

I am getting a demo unit, along with an HDP2. Should be here today or Monday.

I will look at the FSIs as well, but since we go through the effort of shoot/post in 10 bit, I'd like to check a true 10 bit monitor first. What the dreamcolor doesn't have is all the bells and whistles of scopes, tc, audio, etc etc. I will miss that should I choose the dreamcolor, but I will have to weigh the options of that vs 10bit.


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walter biscardi
Re: Apple Display alternatives
on Sep 11, 2009 at 2:15:46 pm

[Jeremy Garchow] "I will look at the FSIs as well, but since we go through the effort of shoot/post in 10 bit, I'd like to check a true 10 bit monitor first."

Yeah our next set of monitors in a few years will be true 10bit, but right now I didn't want to spend the extra money since the processing on these panels is 10bit anyway. We don't see any banding on these monitors and they are displaying really nice picture.

I figure in a few years FSI will have some nice 10bit panels in a good price range. The Dreamcolors look interesting and I'll be interested to see what you think once you have a chance to play with them.




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Rafael Amador
Re: Apple Display alternatives
on Sep 13, 2009 at 12:28:18 pm

This one looks good:
http://pro.jvc.com/prof/attributes/features.jsp?model_id=MDL101857
Is also 10b.
rafael

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