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Monitor choice 24 or 27 for editing and movies?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by PantelisMor, Sep 26, 2014.

  1. PantelisMor

    PantelisMor Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 14, 2013
    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


    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

    Dell UltraSharp U2414H

    ASUS PA248Q 24-Inch

    ASUS PB278Q 27

    I am thinking to pay maximum 300.00 Euro

    Thx a lot...
  2. mattia

    mattia Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 3, 2012
    The Netherlands
    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.
  3. PantelisMor

    PantelisMor Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 14, 2013
    Thx a lot my friend..

    Has anybody buy monitor from Korea ?

    A model like this
    http://www.ebay.com/...0 10bit Monitor

    thx a lot..
  4. AussiePhil

    AussiePhil Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jun 1, 2014
    Canberra, ACT, Aust
    I have a pair of the 1900*1200 Dell IPS screens
    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.
  5. barry13

    barry13 Mu-43.com Editor Subscribing Member

    Mar 7, 2014
    Southern California
    Note some of the monitors you're looking at are probably 16:10 aspect ratio, which is far superior for 4:3 image work than 16:9.

  6. mattia

    mattia Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 3, 2012
    The Netherlands
    16:10 is superior for everything except watching movies.
  7. Repp

    Repp Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jan 27, 2011
    Seoul, South Korea
    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
  8. jziegler

    jziegler Mu-43 Veteran

    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.
  9. BigTam

    BigTam Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Mar 19, 2012
    Dortmund, Germany
    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.
  10. HaViet

    HaViet Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 20, 2014
    Hartford, CT

    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.
  11. budeny

    budeny Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 4, 2014
    Boulder, CO
    I have 30" HP ZR30W and never looked back to my Dell 24"..
    They are around $400-$500 used right now, but shipping to EU will be too high
  12. powderbanks

    powderbanks Mu-43 Regular

    Dec 7, 2012
    north carolina
    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.
  13. Promit

    Promit Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 6, 2011
    Baltimore, MD
    Promit Roy
    Agree strongly with this sentiment. 27" and 2560x1440 is an excellent combination. 27" at 1080p is not a useful upgrade.
  14. Promit

    Promit Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 6, 2011
    Baltimore, MD
    Promit Roy
    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:
    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.
  15. powderbanks

    powderbanks Mu-43 Regular

    Dec 7, 2012
    north carolina
    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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