Hi everyone, Happy New Year !
Need your advice again, this time on which monitor to buy.
I'm in the process of replacing my old 17 inch LCD, and has got 2 main choices in mind.
(1) The Dell 2408WFP which is selling at a good discount now. As of today, it sells at $906.01 with 5 years warranty. I guess with the poor economic conditions, Dell is offering this good price even without the PC Show.
(2) The newly launched NEC P221, which seems to be a very good choice too - and I don't mind the slightly smaller size, just 2 inches smaller only. It comes with 3 year warranty, and price is expected to be around $900.
NEC P221W - A New S-PVA 22" Screen-The screen covers 96% of the AdobeRGB colour space, offers a 10-bit internal LUT. The P221W is using the same Samsung S-PVA panel (LTM220M3). Website: http://www.necdisplay.com/Products/P...5-880367d76bfa
The NEC offers 10 bits internal LUT, and this is something which bothers me. You see, I use the Spyder 3 Elite, which does not allow me to calibrate the NEC hardware directly. The ideal solution (from what I've read so far), is to use the NEC SpectraView II calibration kit, which is bundled with NEC's own color sensor. Refer to page 2 of this NEC brochure: http://www.necdisplay.com/cms/docume...chure_1008.pdf
If I choose the NEC P221, and use back my Spyder 3 Elite, will I be able to get accurate results? Or is it necessary to use NEC's native SpectraView II cum their own sensor? I'm concerned about this because I came across some forums which warns about something called "greater colorimetric distance' due to anything higher than 8 bits. It's something like, when calibrating a 10 bits, 12 bits, or higher bits LCD, the results may be less accurate with 3rd party calibration kits like Spyer 3, x-Rite Eye One, etc.. (not sure if this is true )
Frankly, if I can get accurate calibration results on the NEC P221 with my Spyder 3 Elite, I am tempted to go for the NEC, partly because I know they make good quality monitors.
Hope someone can offer sound advice.