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Old April 16th, 2005, 08:15 PM   #1
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Which output monitor do you think would be the best choice to use with my NLE system.

Sony PVM-14L1 13-Inch Studio Monitor with 600 Lines, NTSC $449
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=productlist&A=details&Q=&sku=302342&is=REG

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Magnavox 15" HD-Ready LCD TV $349
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=6986112&type=product&productCategoryId=pcmcat31800050026&id=1099389620562

Both would be hooked up via s-video cable to the BOB of a Matrox RT2500 card.

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Old April 16th, 2005, 10:39 PM   #2
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For accuracy to your video, the Sony NTSC monitor will win hands down.

LCD TVs don't give you an accurate idea of what your video will look like on CRTs (which is what most people have). The colors will be off, and it will not show interlacing.

NTSC monitors are built for accuracy and don't have cheats in them like consumer TVs do.
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Old April 16th, 2005, 11:35 PM   #3
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Go with the Sony- but go with teh L5 not the L1. The L5 has true SMPTE phosphors. I own one- it's a great piece.
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Old April 17th, 2005, 07:55 AM   #4
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Tlhanks guys, appreciate the input.

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Adorama
(800) 223-2500
New York, NY

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Texas Media Systems
(512) 440-1400
Austin, TX

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

VideoGuys
(800) 323-2325
Mineola, NY

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