Monitor choice 24 or 27 for editing and movies?

PantelisMor

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Hi Guys.

I am thinking to buy a new monitor. Main i want for editing in LR and second for watching movies. I want to mention when i watch movies, i am 2,5 meter far from my pc.

My current monitor is the LG L204WT-SF

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824005085

Do you believe that i have to change monitor independence of the Screen Size ??

Second i have seen some models and i want to hear your opinion about these:

ViewSonic VX2770SMH-LED 27-Inch SuperClear IPS LED Monitor
http://www.amazon.com/ViewSonic-VX2770SMH-LED-27-Inch-SuperClear-Frameless/dp/B008RM23ZI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1411713964&sr=8-1&keywords=ViewSonic+VX2770SMH-LED+27-Inch+SuperClear+IPS+LED+Monitor

Dell UltraSharp U2414H
http://www.amazon.com/Dell-UltraSharp-U2414H-23-8-Monitor/dp/B00GTV05XG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1411714361&sr=8-1&keywords=U2414H
A LOT OF GOOD REVIEWS

ASUS PA248Q 24-Inch
http://www.amazon.com/PA248Q-24-Inch-LED-Lit-Professional-Graphics/dp/B008DWH00K/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1411714450&sr=8-2&keywords=ASUS+PA238Q

ASUS PB278Q 27
http://www.amazon.com/PB278Q-27-Inch-LED-lit-Professional-Graphics/dp/B009C3M7H0/ref=pd_sim_pc_6?ie=UTF8&refRID=1HGDB4JDB7T40ATKWQ6F
EXPENSIVE.

I am thinking to pay maximum 300.00 Euro

Thx a lot...
 

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For me, quality would be of primary importance, so a better 24" IPS panel (e.g. the Dell) would trump a cheaper, slightly larger. I currently have a 23" Apple cinema display, and would love a 30" dell, but will likely get a 27" dell.
 

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I have a pair of the 1900*1200 Dell IPS screens
http://www.amazon.com/Dell-U2412M-UltraSharp-monitor-DisplayPort/dp/B00L07H0HS/ref=sr_1_19?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1411817024&sr=1-19&keywords=dell+24+inch
With the Dells you do need to watch exactly what model you are ordering

An IPS panel is mandatory (in my opinion) for photo work, the viewsonic is shown as IPS so seems to be good value. ultimately any screen used for photos should be calibrated and I would personally highly recommend that both screens you buy be the same make/model.
 

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I ended up going with the ASUS PA249Q 24-Inch, which I find is a great upgrade from my 2011. 11" macbook air. Colors are fantastic, calibration is pretty easy. The only issue I have seems to be a laptop one, I get screen flicker really bad sometimes, which is apparently a know issue with the older macbook airs
 

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If you go for a 27" monitor, I'd personally stay far away from anything that is a 1080P display. I don't think that 1080P is high enough resolution for such a large screen size. I got an HP 27" 2560 x 1440 IPS monitor on sale (refurbished) and have been very happy with it.It would be similar to the ASUS monitor you link to, but was much less expensive.
 

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I bought a 27 inch monitor from Korea, Crossover, I think (I'm on holiday now, can't check). Excellent value, was about 300€. 2560 x 1440 IPS.
 

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I have a pair of the 1900*1200 Dell IPS screens
http://www.amazon.com/Dell-U2412M-UltraSharp-monitor-DisplayPort/dp/B00L07H0HS/ref=sr_1_19?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1411817024&sr=1-19&keywords=dell+24+inch
With the Dells you do need to watch exactly what model you are ordering

An IPS panel is mandatory (in my opinion) for photo work, the viewsonic is shown as IPS so seems to be good value. ultimately any screen used for photos should be calibrated and I would personally highly recommend that both screens you buy be the same make/model.


This is exactly what I got and very happy with it. IPS panel and 16:10 ratio, instead of 16:9.

The aspect ratio won't matter for watching movies, but the extra pixels could be useful for photo editing.
 

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It really depends on your viewing distance and resolution you'll be watching/viewing.

Look at this chart:
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(From: http://www.engadget.com/2006/12/09/1080p-charted-viewing-distance-to-screen-size/)

If you're less than 5 feet from your monitor (typically the case if you're at a desk) anything about 22 inches and bigger, up to 1440p, should be fine. I have a 23 inch Asus PA238 and working in Premiere with a lot of small windows it's fine, but when watching full screen I have to roll back a bit to really 'see' it all. Having said that, I want a 27 inch. The extra screen size (especially with >1080p resolution) would be nice.
 

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If you go for a 27" monitor, I'd personally stay far away from anything that is a 1080P display. I don't think that 1080P is high enough resolution for such a large screen size. I got an HP 27" 2560 x 1440 IPS monitor on sale (refurbished) and have been very happy with it.It would be similar to the ASUS monitor you link to, but was much less expensive.
Agree strongly with this sentiment. 27" and 2560x1440 is an excellent combination. 27" at 1080p is not a useful upgrade.
 

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It really depends on your viewing distance and resolution you'll be watching/viewing.

Look at this chart:
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(From: http://www.engadget.com/2006/12/09/1080p-charted-viewing-distance-to-screen-size/)

If you're less than 5 feet from your monitor (typically the case if you're at a desk) anything about 22 inches and bigger, up to 1440p, should be fine. I have a 23 inch Asus PA238 and working in Premiere with a lot of small windows it's fine, but when watching full screen I have to roll back a bit to really 'see' it all. Having said that, I want a 27 inch. The extra screen size (especially with >1080p resolution) would be nice.
It is my personal opinion that this chart is garbage and should be ignored completely in all situations.

ALL situations. F*** this chart.

I'll just borrow what I wrote on DPR last week:
Okay, let's start with normal viewing distances. It's true that there are "optimum viewing distance" recommendations, however this is not how real people's houses work. What normal people do, I've found, is arrange their furniture based on what makes sense physically in their house, then buy a TV that is as large as possible given other constraints (physical and financial). What that distance works out to be depends on your house, but I'd say maybe 8 feet on the low end, 16 on the high end. My comment is primarily with respect to the lower end of that. Call it 8-12 feet. I have no contention with these numbers, though I suspect that most people's screens are not "optimum". Most people are not trying to build home cinemas.

Now there's also a recommendation of what resolution is needed for a certain size screen and viewing distance. Here is a summary of the typical recommendation there: http://www.engadget.com/2006/12/09/1080p-charted-viewing-distance-to-screen-size/

It's these numbers that I disagree with, and it's my contention that these numbers are derived from fundamental misunderstandings of how human vision works. The numbers come from determining that humans can resolve X lines of resolution within 1 arc-second of our visual range, then multiply that number through how many arc-seconds the screen occupies and what the resolution comes out to. This is not at all how human vision works, and furthermore I'll argue that people will consistently prefer a (true) 4K image at 10 feet on a 60"+ screen even if they don't know why. (Note that the chart claims this isn't even close enough to see full 1080p. BS!) The reasoning comes down to metrics of quality that are affected by resolution but not a simple X lines per arc-second. Edge aliasing, contrast, fine pattern rendering, gradation, image noise, etc are all visible very differently in 4K even though they don't follow a simple "resolution of the human eye" formula.
I was talking about TVs and 4K footage in that case, but the basic idea is the same: the people who did that chart don't understand how human vision works.
 

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That article is also from 2006..so yeah, it's a little outdated. But that doesn't change the fact that at close distances (like a computer monitor) size, in relation to resolution/'quality,' doesn't matter that much.
 

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