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Old December 1st, 2008, 01:52 PM   #1
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Best 24" monitor for video editing

Hi everyone,

Could anyone recommend me a good 24" monitor for HD editing? I would like to be able to display a 720p/1080i/1080p footage without seeing the image stretched vertically and no input lag. I plan to purchase 2 monitors for a dual screen configuration. Thank you for your advice.
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Old December 1st, 2008, 01:54 PM   #2
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well the 'best' is going to cost some serious money. What budget do you have for this?
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Old December 1st, 2008, 02:00 PM   #3
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$450 for each one which brings me to $900 for both. I can go up to $1000 for both.
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Old December 1st, 2008, 02:38 PM   #4
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Well, not sure about US price but I'm using a 8 month old Dell 2408WFP (and seriously thinking about getting a second one before it gets superceded as I like it so much).

No it's not perfect - but I suspect it's close to your budget. Google some reviews and decide for yourself.

There might be some better options that have appeared since in this price range but I'm a little out of touch on that. Anyone?
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Old December 1st, 2008, 03:16 PM   #5
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I'm with you, Andy -- I have a somewhat older Dell 2405 as my main monitor and use a 20" Vizio HDTV for full screen playback next to it. Love them both.
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Old December 1st, 2008, 03:24 PM   #6
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Hi Andy,

Thanks for your answer. I can't find anywhere if the Dell you mentionned does 1:1 pixel mapping.
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Old December 1st, 2008, 03:51 PM   #7
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Yes it does. It's a menu option. There are lots of links and information you'll want to know (and some you might not want to know) in this thread I had going some time ago.

Dell Ultrasharp 2408WFP Monitor - Mini Review - The Digital Video Information Network
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Old December 2nd, 2008, 10:51 AM   #8
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Thank you very much to you both. I am ordering them today :D
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Old December 2nd, 2008, 11:57 AM   #9
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input lag

Oh, just one last question before pressing the "checkout" button. Did you experience any input lag with the 2408wfp?
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Old December 2nd, 2008, 12:30 PM   #10
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I've had no issues with this lag "issue". I've read others have had issues - but maybe they were gaming people? It's just not been an issue for me, at all. Nothing is perfect but, for me, at the price point this Dell's at, there was nothing anywhere close at the time I bought it and I suspect may still not be. The gaurantee Dell offer is so good (and long!) that if you find any issues just return them. Out of interest, what's the price on these for you at the moment in the USA?
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Old December 2nd, 2008, 01:19 PM   #11
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$517 free shipping each from Dell Small Business
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Old December 2nd, 2008, 05:41 PM   #12
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Thank you very much for all your answers. I ordered them today. As they are out of stock, it will take up to 2 weeks until they are delivered. Meanwhile, I may go to Yellowstone and shoot some animals :)
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Old December 2nd, 2008, 08:37 PM   #13
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Another option

I just got this one at Costco, it seems to be really nice so far....

VIZIO

It's 26 instead of 24 but close in size.....$400 at Costco....

Can't say for sure that it is the best or anything like that. Here's some specs that I copied from Vizo's site
(sorry if that's a no no Chris, I thought that since I attributed it, it may be OK)
You can see that you can tweak the color temperature and calibrate the colors which is nice.

# Supported PC Formats: 1080p (FHD)
# Native Panel Resolution: 1920 x 1200
# Supported PC Resolutions: 640 x 480, 800 x 600, 1024 x 768, 1280 x 1024, 1440 x 900, 1680 x 1050, 1920 x 1200 via VGA/HDMI
# Pixel/Dot Pitch: 0.2865mm (H) x 0.2865mm (V)
# Display Compatibility: FHD (1080p)
# Signal Compatibility: 480i, 480P, 576i, 576p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
# Response Time: 3 ms (typical)
# Colors: 16.7 million
# Brightness: 300 cd/m2 (typical)
# Contrast Ratio: 2000:1 (w/DCR) - Dynamic
# Viewable Angle: 170/ 160 (horizontal and vertical)
# Advanced Power Saving Management
# Color Temperature: 6500K (warm) and 9300K (cool)
# Color Fine Tuning: Independent Red, Green and Blue
# Audio: Built-in 3W x 2
# Lamp (LCD) Life: 50,000 hours
# Power: IEC Connector for direct power line connection
# Voltage Range: 100v~264vac @ 50/60Hz
# Power Consumption: 160W average
# Inputs: 2 HDMI (v1.2a) - 1 rear, 1 side; DVI: 1 rear; VGA: 1 rear; USB 2.0 Upstream: 1 rear; Stereo Audio: 1 rear
# Outputs: 4 USB Down Stream: 3 rear, 1 side; Headphone (Stereo Mini-Jack): 1
# Tilt: -5/+20
# Height Adjust: 0-110mm (4.3")
# Swivel: 120/120

I dunno, just another one to look at. Probably not as good as the Dell, but pretty nice overall.
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Old December 17th, 2008, 03:04 PM   #14
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2408wfp

BTW,

I received my monitors and they are just absolutely awesome! Thank you again for your advice, those monitors are great. And with my GPU, I don't even need a Huey Pro. I can calibrate the screen as I want!

Thx again.
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Old December 17th, 2008, 05:19 PM   #15
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Good news! Now you have all that screen real estate it's time do do some serious editing and produce something stunning for the world to see. Good luck!
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