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Old February 3rd, 2007, 06:08 AM   #16
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After checking nVidia's latest driver list, apparently there is considerable support for HDV playback, various video decode acceleration and deinterlacing in WindowsXP .

http://www.nvidia.com/page/purevideo_support.html

I tried the latest drivers on my dual GeForce 6200 card system (yeah, I have one in AGP and one in PCI for separate monitor color profiles on each DVI connector) , and they killed the machine for any WMV file playback. Freaky.

So, I guess I do need a better graphics card. If I upgrade to a ~$200 7-series nVidia card on my primary monitor, I hope the system doesn't die with a 6200 in the system.
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Old February 7th, 2007, 11:58 PM   #17
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Thanks for the replies,
Every time I check, Apple monitors are just great, far more superior to the other ones that I can test in local electronic stores. (For instance, every 20” to 22” Samsung monitor that is displayed in stores shows less quality images than Apple.) And, I gotta agree with Lindsey, every time you switch the viewing angle colors either change or become completely dark. But as Gints mentioned, it’s very hard to see other pro monitors in stores. I haven’t been able to check 24” Samsung yet…
With NEC however I have few problems; one- pro versions are too pricy, two- most of them usually don’t go above 21”, and three- no wide screen models.(if there are any, I’m sure those are way above my price range)
So, it seems it’s Apple for me, so far…
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Old February 8th, 2007, 12:43 AM   #18
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Hey Victor,

The Apple Cinema models look fantastic, so ultimately you'll be pleased with your purchase. If the best possible colors, accurate calibration and actual screen-to-print matching is more important, you can spend twice as much per square inch with the NEC/Lacie monitors.

NEC does have some widescreen models that were supposed to be shipping in October 2006, but I've read that they just began shipping at the end of January 2007. The NEC 2490 and 2690 monitors have a wider color gamut, which would display more of the NTSC/Adobe RGB color space, of course, at the expense of accurary in the smaller sRGB color space.

Also, check your video card. I'm sad that my BFG nVidia 6200 and 7800 GS cards only go to 1600x1200 for 60 Hz and DVI.

List prices are :
2490WUXi $1450 1920x1200
2690WUXi $1750 1920x1200

http://www.nec-display-olutions.co.u...de-english.pdf
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Old February 12th, 2007, 04:33 AM   #19
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Do you really need any more confusion??

Many interesting comments on the pro's and con's of the Apple 23. The early ones did have a color bleeding problem, but that was fixed in the latter series. I've had mine for just over a year, and swear by it (being great). It's bright, stable, off-center viewing is consistant, price is high, color accuracy is reliable (once set-up properly) although anyone knows to use a calibrated NTSC CRT for broadcast. Low power consumption,.......... the Apple 23 is perfect for my needs, and I wish I ran two! "Another vote for the Apple Victor"
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Old February 12th, 2007, 05:02 AM   #20
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Originally Posted by Sam Jankis

I bought the new Dell 2407 for $650.

I'm sorry.
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