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Old August 13th, 2007, 07:07 PM   #1
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Recommended Monitor - the JVC DT-V20L1U?

I am looking for a monitor for editing for both the JVC HD110 and also with a 1080 HDV camera.

Does anyone have experience with the DT-V20L1U JVC monitor? Is it worth $2000.

What other options might there be (perhaps less money?).

I seem to remember some people recommended a Sony TV of some sort in the past, but I can't find the posts.

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Old August 13th, 2007, 09:21 PM   #2
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These monitors definitely have the most "bang for your buck" when it comes to professional grade monitoring. What I like about them is that you don't have to buy expensive input cards the way you do with CRT broadcast monitors. They already have every input you can think of, including HD-SDI.

The CRT style knobs on the front make it very user friendly.

These monitors could be seen in use all over NAB in April, not just at the JVC booth. The image is really incredible for LCD.

We used the 24" version on set for a film I shot last month. It was very nice, but I still felt like the viewing angle was restricted to about 30 degrees for optimum black levels.
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Old August 14th, 2007, 10:18 AM   #3
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Thank you for the comments.

It seems the 24, not the 20 inch does 1080 resolution.

I do not have SDI.

We are working on a documentary the next couple of years, using the JVC camera as well as a Canon 1080i.

I am thinking it may be worth getting a good monitor to use as we go along, instead of waiting until the end. Is this reasonable? Or is it reasonable to get along with an HD TV for now and use a professional monitor farther down the line?

(There are also a couple of other projects, smaller, that we could use the monitor for.)
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Old August 14th, 2007, 01:39 PM   #4
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We use the 20 inch (without SDI) and I can also say that it is the best bang for the buck. BUT as Tim mentioned- the viewing angle was a bit dissapointing. This is not a good monitor for more than one head. You really need to be directly in front of it which is fine for what we use it for- editing.
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Old August 15th, 2007, 06:18 AM   #5
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Is it usable for SD footage? I read somewhere that SD footage doesn't look that good on the DT-V series.
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