I have been researching which monitor to purchase and have narrowed it down to these. I work in a Windows environment (although there is a possibility of moving to Apple, I am aware of the Spectraview issues with Mini Display Port). I use a Monico X-Rite for calibration and will be replacing a Trinitron CRT.
The cg222 has been recomended for its accuracy and longevity. The La cie 720 offers a larger gamut, and I am trying to undersrtand if the increased gamut also maintains consistency of color across applications and system if profiles are managed properly. I have found many of the posts very helpful here on Color Forums, but I am still unsure of why one of these monitors might be the best.
The cg222 seems to have a low brightness spec of ~200nit, although in my discussions with people most have felt this is adequate and not an issue. I am also curious who makes the panels used in these models, ie. is the La Cie 720 the same as the Samsung XL? and if so how much of difference in performance can actually be achieved between brands. Why would a Dell, Samsung, or LG not be as good as one of these if they are using the same panel for example.
These monitors present specs with 12 and 14 LUT’s but I assume are 8 bit panels (I hope none are 6bit) and 16 bit processing. I am still trying to get a handle on how this all adds up, ie. 12 or 16 bit processing 14 bit LUT and ouputting on an 8 bit panel.
I’ll start with this and look forward to hearing your thoughts, thanks…