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Getting a new TFT at last. Couple of quick questions


fishiee e2
10 469 3 United Kingdom
12 Dec 2007 5:02PM
I've been saying this for months, but at last I think I have finally found the one I want. I had been all set for a 24" Dell until they replaced the model I was set on with a not so hot new model and so I had to start searching again. Now I thinki I've found the one:

http://shop.colourconfidence.com/product.php?xProd=1918

Don't think I'm gonna get that link working but hopefully someone can follow it.

My question is does anyone have experience of this Eizo S2431 which seems to get very good writeups everywhere I have found it.

Also, I have very few places that actually sell it, but just called these guys and they have it in stock. My only concern is I've never heard of the company before. Never used to bother me in the past but the odd horror story I have read about over the past few years has made me a little cautious of unknown companies. Does anyone have any experience of these guys?

Any feedback would be much appreciated. If all is well I wanna order one today/tomorrow Smile

Cheers

John

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pcheywood 9 1.3k England
12 Dec 2007 5:09PM
Bought my spectrophotometer from them with no problems whatsoever, excellent service and expertise. If your not really in a rush, sign up to the newsletter because they regularly offer free delivery.

Paul.
Henchard 9 2.7k 1 United Kingdom
12 Dec 2007 5:12PM
I've no personal experience but have seen them at major printing exhibitions and think they are well known in the industry.
davidentrican 11 258
12 Dec 2007 5:26PM
I have just bought the Eizo 24" but from Native Digital. Great service - arrived in 2 days despite going for the cheapest delivery option which should of been 5 days.

Loving the monitor - I tried a Sony and was very disappointed with contrast and colour - this is excellent. Last month it was 700, so I'd snap it up at 570 if you have the cash.

Dave
fishiee e2
10 469 3 United Kingdom
12 Dec 2007 6:35PM
Hi,

Thanks for the quick feedback!

I suspected that probably they were an ok company but that they were a bit more specialist company than I normally deal with.

I had thought of Eizo as 1k+ until I found a review of this particular monitor!

Dave - have you found this monitor calibrates ok? I don't have any calibration equipment at present, but the one reason I decided against the HC Dell's was because of the nightmare stories I had read about repeated unsuccessful atempts at calibrating them and lots of returned monitors.

Actually Native Digital was the only other place I found that sold this and the price was the same on their site too today. Hadn't heard of them either!
fishiee e2
10 469 3 United Kingdom
12 Dec 2007 6:41PM
Actually, if anyone could recommend a good kit for monitor and printer calibration to go with this and my R1800 printer that would be handy as I don't really know what's what with these.

I was thinking about something like the new spyder 3 studio? I'm not a pro so don't want to be spending stupid amounts on the setup but at the same time I want something that's pretty decent!
MikeA 9 1.2k England
12 Dec 2007 6:51PM
I bought an Eizo ColorEdge from them. They are a specialist company and regularly attend Focus.

MikeA.
davidentrican 11 258
13 Dec 2007 9:47AM
Both companies seem fine. I found them by looking for UK sellers of Eizo directly from the Eizo website.

I have used Spyder 2 and have calibrated it easlily. I did have to tilt the screen back as far as it would go and make doubly sure the sensor was exactly flat to the screen as the first 2 attempts I ended up with a pink cast.

This was down to the sensor not being exactly flat and not a monitor issue. Now calibrated easily and I've done it twice no probs.

Dave
fishiee e2
10 469 3 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2007 3:25PM
Hm... just stumbled across the NEC 2470WNX which I can get from PC world through work for only 375 which is a very tempting option. Anyone have experience of this monitor for comparison? It seems to get good reviews.
stibnite 7 131 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2007 8:56PM
I've been saying this for months, but at last I think I have finally found the one I want. I had been all set for a 24" Dell until they replaced the model I was set on with a not so hot new model

hhmmmm interested to know which one you mean as I have heard the new high colour version of the 24" is the dog b's. what have you heard different?
fishiee e2
10 469 3 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2007 9:03PM
The HC one is the one I have heard a lot of bad things about. I was all set to get the non-HC version until they replaced it with the HC version and can't find the older one anywhere. Apparently the colours are just freakishly over saturated and can't be calibrated. Just what I have read, not personal experience, but it has put me right off it

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