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    NEC Multisync EA261WM

    Hi, Not sure the place to post this but as you need one for PP!!!
    Thinking of buying an NEC Multisync EA261WM screen does anyone have any views on this model please?
    Thanks

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    Re: NEC Multisync EA261WM

    Hi, Ok maybe noone has this model but anyone got views on NEC monitors overall please

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    Re: NEC Multisync EA261WM

    Hang on. I have a Nec Multisync LCD 1980FXI. (4 years old) I have been too busy to reply at the moment but am interested because it needs replacing. NEC have a good reputation but there are other good monitors I want to look at.

    Will reply when I get a bit more time

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    Re: NEC Multisync EA261WM

    Thanks for above I have not taken the plunge just yet but did ask on another forum and the reply is ahown below maybe also halp others.


    Here's what I don't like about it...

    1. it uses a "TN" tft LCD panel; a better quality image editing and viewing monitor will use either an "IPS" tft LCD panel or a "PVA" tft LCD panel. TN's are usually found in budget gaming and entertainment monitors.

    About TFT LCD panels....
    http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/articles...chnologies.htm

    The problem with TN panels is that at off angles (ex: the angle between your eye looking at the centre point and the left or right edge of the screen) will show a noticeable in gamma or color. Here's some examples:

    TN tft panel
    (per TFT Central BenQ XL2410T review http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews.htm )
    http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/images/b...ing_angles.jpg

    IPS tft panel
    (per TFT Central NEC EA232w review http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews.htm )
    http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/images/n...ing_angles.jpg


    2. the size (25.5 inches) in conjunction with the TN panel - the larger the panel the further away you have to sit to minimize the gamma/color shift due the TN panel

    3. could be bad or good - the resolution of 1920x1200 will provide a large pixel size that if you sit close will possibly be noticeable, or.... will provide a larger font for better readability if there are eyesight issues. Most font size issues are better handled by the OS settings.

    ****************

    This monitor has a sRGB gamut which works great for most people. Almost all off site printing services request that images be supplied in the sRGB color space and online web sites such as Smugmug, Flickr, Zenfolio, etc ask for sRGB images only.

    If you are using Photoshop or Lightroom and have your own high end multi-ink printer, and prefer to work in the AdobeRGB space either with JPEG's captured in camera with the AdobeRGB setting or via RAW files extracted to the AdobeRGB space, it may be better to consider a "wide gamut" monitor such as the NEC PA241w or PA271w, Dell's U2410, the new ASUS PA246Q, or others.

    FYI... Lightroom's native working space is ProPhotoRGB and in the current version this cannot be changed.

    Gamut.... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Colorspace.png


    I'm not sure of your rationale for wanting a monitor of this size. There is a trend to using smaller dual monitors where with certain editing software, you use one monitor for viewing the image and the other for holding tools and tool menus. This can provide effectively more working space for less $$$ than a single large monitor.

    Current IPS tft panel sRGB monitors much desired by photo hobbyists are...

    *Dell U2211H*
    ... 21.5" 1920x1080
    ... 6bit + A-FRC


    *Dell U2311H*
    ... 23" 1920x1080
    ... 6bit + A-FRC


    *HP ZR22w*
    ... 21.5" 1920x1080
    ... 6bit + A-FRC


    *NEC EA231WMi*
    ... 23" 1920x1080
    ... CCFL back light
    ... possibly true 8bit


    *NEC EA232WMi*
    ... 23" 1920x1080
    ... W-LED back light
    ... 6bit + A-FRC


    *Viewsonic VP2365WB*
    ... 23" 1920x1080
    ... 6bit + A-FRC


    *HP ZR24w*
    ... 24" 1920x1200
    ... true 8bit


    The next generation of TFT panels are just around the corner and it appears that they are all moving to a 16:9 ratio 1920x1080 resolution.

    Here's some review sites you can browse....

    http://www.prad.de/en/monitore/reviews.html
    http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/
    http://www.flatpanelshd.com/reviews.php

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    Re: NEC Multisync EA261WM

    Here's one that overcomes all the limitations of the TN panels mentioned above ...

    http://www.eizo.com/global/products/...03w/index.html

    And here's a link to it on the B&H Site ...

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

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    Re: NEC Multisync EA261WM

    Quote Originally Posted by Colin Southern View Post
    Here's one that overcomes all the limitations of the TN panels mentioned above ...

    http://www.eizo.com/global/products/...03w/index.html

    And here's a link to it on the B&H Site ...

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...idescreen.html
    Hi, Colin so far this year I have amassed the grand total of 137 Euros in tips after 3 months so got three more months of the season left and all things being equal I should have around 274 Euros in tips so groval to the wife gets me if I'm very very lucky 500 Euros sell my old 350D 120 Euros, my Sigma EF-500 DG Super flash 80 Euros total to spend on a new monitor approx 974 Euros
    so anyone selling a used Eizo ColorEdge CG303W cheap

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    Re: NEC Multisync EA261WM

    Hi Russell.
    I use the NEC Multisync LCD 2490WUXi2
    Very happy with the results. The colours and contrast on the screen are very close to the printed results.
    To calibrate I use Spectraview Profiler software together with the Spider2 hardware.
    Probably Eizo is better but the price is also higher.
    The site prad.de has lots of reviews, also worth to have a look on.

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    Re: NEC Multisync EA261WM

    I know this is a little off the original topic but I've been thinking of buying a NEC Multisync EA261WM. It's a bit smaller than the EA261WM and cheaper, has anyone any comments on this model?

    Cheers
    Nigel.
    Last edited by Squidgy; 4th July 2011 at 05:53 PM. Reason: add signature

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    Re: NEC Multisync EA261WM

    Quote Originally Posted by Squidgy View Post
    I know this is a little off the original topic but I've been thinking of buying a NEC Multisync EA261WM. It's a bit smaller than the EA261WM and cheaper, has anyone any comments on this model?

    Cheers
    Nigel.
    Nigel, want to check what you wish to buy

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    Re: NEC Multisync EA261WM

    Hi, Sorry to bring this to the top again but I noticed Hans used Spectraview Profiler software along with the spyder 2, I use Spyder 3 Elite and rather than spalsh out more money on NEC Puck/Software was wondering if anyone else uses the combination of Spyder and other software for calibration on an NEC monitor and your thoughts on the results.
    Oh yes I bought the NEC MULTISYNC PA231W as from many web pages of reading it seemed to be VFM, arrives next week I hope.
    Thanks
    Russ

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    Re: NEC Multisync EA261WM

    Hey Russ, let me know what you think of it when you have used it for a week or so. I would be very interested as I need a new quality monitor soon. Also, would you PM me what you paid and where you got it from. Thanks.

    Cheers
    Nigel.

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