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  • Choosing the monitor

    Hello to everyone.

    Just joined this forum because I have some problem choosing the right monitor because a lot of opinions on the Internet can't make the right decision.
    People complain about monitors dirty screen look / grainy and sparkles even on high end monitors.

    My best option in my country is the DELL monitors due to their cost is somewhat the same as in the USA otherwise for the EIZO and the NEC monitors I can't get them here maybe NEC but I need to order it and need to wait for some unreal pricing of the monitor because none here actually buy this high end monitors but If the DELL is really that bad I would have to somehow get NEC.
    Because I want to buy 2 monitors U2711 x 2 costs same as one NEC monitor and that's due to quality control of their products.

    My question and only concern are the 2 following things

    1. Is that the AG Coating is it really that exposed or you can actually only "see" it only when there is sun coming and how bad is that Dirty screen look that even NEC and EIZO seem to have it.

    2. How is the text readability due to the small dot pitch.

    This is a customer review for the 30 inch monitor from the Dell.
    I have read alot of reviews about this monitor and about how people hate the anti-glare coating. It looks like people don't understand what that is designed to do. If you are in a room with glare and you have a monitor with a anti-glare coating instead of seeing the glare you see its dissipated effect and the sparkle on the screen. What this means is you need to adjust the lighting or turn the monitor so that the glare is gone. YOU CAN NOT SEE the anti-glare coating when there is no glare in the room reflecting off the screen.

    If this is true then I don't got problems with the monitor since I can control the light in my room
    I've been banging my head with this issue for a while now and after a lot of time spent reading countless reviews and people whining on the Internet I decided to ask some people who actually have this monitor or know how the monitor actually behaves on daily work flows since I spend more than 8-10 hours per day in front of the PC.

    Some Notes
    I sit 75-80 cm from the monitor also I've read somewhere that
    I spend more than 10-14 hours per day in front of the computer.

    I use the computer for :
    Web Design
    Graphic design
    Photography and Video

    For the calibration I think I would go with the I1Display Pro if anyone has any better choice for that one please also say

    Hopefully some of the cool peeps here will help !

  • #2
    i just got 2 new NEC PA231W monitors at work and LOVE them. no gradation of color from top to bottom of screen and very true color. we got the color calibration software/hardware that NEC sells with it really does make a big difference.

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    • #3
      Sparkle of antireflective (actually diffusive surface texture)

      Actually in some cases you can see the AR coating because it's not really an AR coating (like magnesium fluoride on glass, for instance), it's a quasi-random prismatic texture molded into one of the layers of plastic film on the viewer side of the RGB array and it interacts with the RGB array in such a way that it produces a peculiar moire' effect. I find it intolerable. It must have been developed for TV displays where the viewer is expected to be more than 5 feet or so from the surface.

      Samsung panel based monitors that I have owned, like the Sharp LL-T2020 and the Samsung 305T look like paper but are no longer available. I still use the LL-T2020 that I bought in April 2003 and it is still excellent as of this writing (Nov. 2011).

      (The 305T died of internal board failure and the repair facility fixed that but trashed the panel. Samsung refunded the full cost of the 305T after 3 years along with all shipping, no argument. I wouldn't hesitate a minute to buy from them again but they gave up on big, high res' monitors. )


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