Monitor advice


rodcy

Link Posted 08/09/2016 - 19:54
I need a new monitor for my PC. I would like a 32 inch NEC Multisynch but then I would have to give up buying photo ink cartridges and alchohol, both of which seem to be addictive. Suggestions on the cheaper end would be very welcome. I currently have a Dell but it's developed strange patches on either side of the screen so I guess it needs replacing.
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SteveLedger

Link Posted 08/09/2016 - 21:29
Is the Dell still covered by the 3 year wty?
If so, get it replaced. I had the same thing happen to a 24" IPS Dell some years ago, they sent an advance replacement then collected the faulty one a week later.

Mag07

Link Posted 08/09/2016 - 22:12
I have no idea what an NEC Multisynch costs, but the difference between an hd and a 2560 x1440 is just incredible. Well worth giving up an addiction for. In my case, it was ciggies I have a Dell Ultrasharp 2560x1440. Regardless of whether I'm on my laptop or PC, I do all my pic processing on the big screen, unless I am travelling.
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Dingo

Link Posted 09/09/2016 - 00:19
rodcy wrote:
I need a new monitor for my PC. I would like a 32 inch NEC Multisynch but then I would have to give up buying photo ink cartridges and alchohol, both of which seem to be addictive. Suggestions on the cheaper end would be very welcome. I currently have a Dell but it's developed strange patches on either side of the screen so I guess it needs replacing.
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Some very good alternatives can be had to the NEC at far more reasonable prices, and a little research here, can help you choose your next screen.
http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/

I too currently have a Dell and if service is a priority to you in case of failure then Dell should be first choice again, but there are lots of excellent alternatives on the site too. Good luck with your choice

davidwozhere

Link Posted 09/09/2016 - 00:25
If you don't want to spend a fortune, the Philips 227E4LH is a most excellent monitor with comprehensive calibration that ends up spot on. Under 100 from Currys. I have been more than happy with this monitor.
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Last Edited by davidwozhere on 09/09/2016 - 00:26

theonenadeem

Link Posted 09/09/2016 - 16:00
Is there a big difference berween between an ips monitor and a tv with ultra hd , 4k in terms of viewing photos . Reckon i can tolerate the ipad4 with a larger monitor.

johnriley

Link Posted 09/09/2016 - 22:34
I use the Dell IPS monitors and they have a very crisp but gentle-on-the-eye image. Most TV screens are far too contrasty, as to be honest are the Apple displays, detailed though they are.

The optimum is always the tool designed for the job, although we can always manage with less if needs be.
Best regards, John
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