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Old July 23rd, 2007, 02:06 PM   #1
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Intensity HDMI Monitor?

I've acquired a Canon HV20 and a Blackmagic Intensity card as well as Premiere Pro CS3 to do some editing. I was thinking I should get an HD monitor to check my output (via HDMI on the Intensity) but am a bit bewildered at the number of options (this is all fairly new to me).

Does anyone have any monitor recommendations? The Benq FP241W seems to be one that people are recommending. Is this the direction I should be going?

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Old July 25th, 2007, 10:31 AM   #2
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I've acquired a Canon HV20 and a Blackmagic Intensity card as well as Premiere Pro CS3 to do some editing. I was thinking I should get an HD monitor to check my output (via HDMI on the Intensity) but am a bit bewildered at the number of options (this is all fairly new to me).

Does anyone have any monitor recommendations? The Benq FP241W seems to be one that people are recommending. Is this the direction I should be going?

- Rick
The Benq is a computer monitor that supports HD resolution and has HDMI - it is a computer monitor first.

I'd recommend a Samsung LCD HDTV - a 23" (maybe stretch for a 26") should keep you in your same size and price range.
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Old July 25th, 2007, 02:16 PM   #3
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The Benq is a computer monitor that supports HD resolution and has HDMI - it is a computer monitor first.

I'd recommend a Samsung LCD HDTV - a 23" (maybe stretch for a 26") should keep you in your same size and price range.
Roy -

Looking at one of my local dealers, there apprears to be a number of 23" Samsung LCD HDTVs. Was there one model in particular that you had in mind?

Also, among the Samsungs that I found, they all have 768 pixels of vertical resolution. If I'm doing 1080i work, should I not be looking for a monitor that can display 1080?

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Old July 26th, 2007, 02:38 AM   #4
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Not sure what your budget is but we use the JVC DTV20L1U with the Intensity...

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...ti_Format.html

If you do any broadcast work (or intend to later) I consider it the best bang for the buck.
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Old July 31st, 2007, 09:36 AM   #5
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Have you thought of looking into either the:
Vizio VX20LHDTV
http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/Vizio...oductDetail.do

or the Phillips 19PFL5422D
http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/Phili...oductDetail.do

as either can be hooked up via HDMI (among others) if needed.

I am actually looking into the Phillips as it has a higher resolution at 1440 x 900 and Supports HDMI: 480i/480p/720p/1080i/1080p and Component: 480i/480p/720p/1080i

as well as having a contrast ratio of 800:1

The only thing that could be a problem with LCD Tv's of this sort is the actual brightness of the monitor. As you will no be able to get it calibrated as close as a production monitor, but should be adequate for most uses where the end user will be watching on a home HDTV. Such as event and live video.
Maybe not so much for an actual coorperate production environment where extremely critical color accuracy is needed and you may be running off several hundred DVD's for distribution.

The most important thing to me is getting away from the computer monitor for critical color correction.
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