My trusty old Mitsubishi 19" CRT monitor has died and I replaced it with CTX EX951F+ monitor -which, despite calibrating with a Spyder is pretty awful (not consistent colour balance throughout the screen). I'm sending this back and I'm now on the lookout for a 19" monitor (either flatscreen CRT or LCD)for no more than £300.00.
It will be used for manipulating photographs using Photoshop CS2, so it must be pretty good for colour critical work. Can any other digital imagers out there make some recommendations? I do have a preference for CRT as I believe they produce the best quality images, but if you think there is an LCD that will do the trick let me know. As an example, I have heard that the Dell Ultrasharp monitors are very good....?
The 930BF is an excellent monitor but not the best for photo or image editing, being a TN 6 bit panel with 16.2 million colours it has limited viewing angles compared to a MVA or PVA 8 bit panel with 16.8 million colours.
Although it gives viewing angles of 160 degrees in the specs, those are taken at 5% reading. if taken at the normal 10% reading they will be more like 140 degrees. PVA panels have wide viewing angles of 170 degrees in both horizontal and vertical plain and give a viewing experience closer to what a CRT does.