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    With the coming PC show, i'm thinking of getting an LCD monitor to do editing. I'm not a pro so I don't have a pro's budget. Any of you guys have any recommendations on which monitors are good and give accurate colours? I know calibration is still needed but it would be best if I didn't need to get a calibrator to save costs.

    Also, samsung has a range of new LCD monitors that has an in built monitor calibrator. Anyone has any idea whether is there a difference between their in-built calibrator and those u buy off the shelves?

    Thanks for ur feedbacks in advance!

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    What's your budget limit?

    If your budget is tight, you might consider the Dell 2209wa. I recently bought one and it is the best monitor I've ever owned. For the price, you simply could not do better. Search on Google and read some reviews. Bonus: You can calibrate this monitor with a Spyder2 Express (about $60 on Amazon).
    Last edited by Peano; 10th June 2009 at 11:10 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kai2810 View Post
    HP 24" LP2475w
    A bit scarce and pricey here in SG.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peano View Post
    What's your budget limit?
    actually looking at 20-22" tops. budget about 400. any recommendations?

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    is the 20"-22" inch versions just as good?

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    I am eyeing on this. Promotion last month is $330. Now $389 Arghhhhh
    http://configure.ap.dell.com/dellsto...oc=S142209WASG

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    Quote Originally Posted by dexlab View Post
    actually looking at 20-22" tops. budget about 400. any recommendations?
    recently purchased philips 240pw, really great (ips panel, very good color accuracy) although the price is around 700.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dexlab View Post
    is the 20"-22" inch versions just as good?
    Yep...definitely. At least from what I read from the reviews lah. I never used one because quite ex i think.

    The 22" is about 500 bucks or so. PC show may be selling...I don't know.

    BTW, if you are going to PC show to check let me know hor!! LOL I want to know the price....see if my wallet can take it...

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    I'm not promoting any brands.. Just listing the prices and models.

    Samsung 2233SW 21.5" LCd - $248

    Philips 225B|CB 22" LCD - $333

    Philips 221E1HSB 21.5" LCD - $269

    Philips 220CW9FB 22" LCD - $289

    Philips 220SW9FB 22" LCD - $259

    Philips 220BW9CB 22" LCD - $289
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    Quote Originally Posted by dexlab View Post
    actually looking at 20-22" tops. budget about 400. any recommendations?
    As noted in my earlier post, I can enthusiastically recommend the Dell 2209wa. You can buy that and a calibrator for well under $400.

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    for $400 you could get the Dell 24" Full HD monitor. They are really excellent for their price, the only calibration needed is to turn the brightness down from the factory setting. Highly Recommended!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wildstallion View Post
    for $400 you could get the Dell 24" Full HD monitor. They are really excellent for their price, the only calibration needed is to turn the brightness down from the factory setting. Highly Recommended!
    What model is this? Is this a IPS panel monitor? There is a big difference between IPS panel and TN panel monitor. HD doesn't mean suitable for photo editing work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wildstallion View Post
    the only calibration needed is to turn the brightness down from the factory setting.
    How did you determine this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dexlab View Post
    I know calibration is still needed but it would be best if I didn't need to get a calibrator to save costs.
    Also, samsung has a range of new LCD monitors that has an in built monitor calibrator. Anyone has any idea whether is there a difference between their in-built calibrator and those u buy off the shelves?
    Calibration is always needed because no monitor manufacturer will know what kind of graphics card, cable connection or operating system you will use - but these components will affect the colour reproduction. I haven't seen the results from built-in calibration devices but the basic principles of calibration is that the system is examined from the outside, also considering ambient light conditions (e.g. Spyder3). Such external device can also be used for other monitors (e.g. dual monitor setup).

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    Quote Originally Posted by dexlab View Post
    actually looking at 20-22" tops. budget about 400. any recommendations?
    Bought a Samsung 23.6" full HD wide screen for $398 from Challenger and the sharpness really stunned me. Always thought my shots weren't sharp enough until I got this monitor. Model is SyncMaster 2494HS.

    Its money worth for me IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peano View Post
    As noted in my earlier post, I can enthusiastically recommend the Dell 2209wa. You can buy that and a calibrator for well under $400.
    Thanks for the recommendation on Dell 2209WA. Just ordered online. Think it is a steal at SGP$349, including GST.

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    Quote Originally Posted by southundeep View Post
    Thanks for the recommendation on Dell 2209WA. Just ordered online. Think it is a steal at SGP$349, including GST.
    where did u order it from? couldnt find it on the dell sg website..

    ***oh wait... found it..***

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    Quote Originally Posted by southundeep View Post
    Thanks for the recommendation on Dell 2209WA. Just ordered online. Think it is a steal at SGP$349, including GST.
    hmm..i saw the dell. think the response time is abit slow..6ms. Would like something that can use for gaming too. haha...like 2ms!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dexlab View Post
    hmm..i saw the dell. think the response time is abit slow..6ms. Would like something that can use for gaming too. haha...like 2ms!
    Well, can't have the best of both worlds. IPS panel, unlike TN panel, are known to be slow...

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