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Michael Maddaloni

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Eizo Monitors

PostMon Jul 10, 2017 12:09 am

Hey everyone,

I'm on the fence between ordering the following two monitors which are very close in price. I've read nearly a dozen reviews (mostly all positive) for both displays.


23.8" ColorEdge CG248-4K ($2700) at 4k
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27" ColorEdge CG277 ($2100) at 2560x1440

The $5000 31" 4k Eizo falls outside of my budget, so, that's not an option (although I'd love to hear if the $2500+ higher price is worth it).

I know it's probably subjective, mainly, but I'm reading reviews that keep swaying me to and fro preventing me from making a decision. Considering I'm used to a 30" monitor at 2560x1440, I'm "inclined" to want a physically larger monitor (27") with a smaller resolution vs. a physically smaller monitor (23.8") at 4k. But, my preference in size aside, and putting most if not all of the emphasis on image quality (both photo and video), which monitor would you buy and why?
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Michael Maddaloni

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Re: Eizo Monitors

PostWed Jul 12, 2017 3:42 am

Anyone???
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Erik Wittbusch

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Re: Eizo Monitors

PostWed Jul 12, 2017 5:49 am

Both are last gen. panels.

Have a look at the latest gen. with Panasonic panels. They have deeper blacks.

It's CG247x with external 3D LUT support and CG2420/2730 without.

I'd like not to have scaling involved with video and like the 24" models.
But the 27" models have 16:9 and hence more screen size.
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Re: Eizo Monitors

PostWed Jul 12, 2017 11:43 am

If it's for full screen video preview then both are decent.
If you also plan to use it for some GUI then UHD in 24inch is not good. It's way to small screen for UHD resolution.

If you plan to work mainly with UHD and want 1:1 pixel then go for 24inch model. Problem is that pixels are tiny so for any work which requires "seeing pixel/edges" it's not going to be great.
For mainly HD work I would go for 27inch.
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Re: Eizo Monitors

PostTue Jul 18, 2017 6:53 pm

Thank you both.

One of the driving factors for this was not just the reviews about the image quality for color correcting and photo editing, but the underlying boost that a 10-bit monitor has over an 8-bit monitor, millions more colors recognized, etc. I spent a small fortune on the GeForce GTX 980ti not too long ago, and someone pointed out to me that it will not support 10-bit. Very sad to hear that.

The Quadro line does, however, so, in your opinion(s), will the PNY VCQM4000-PB be a good card to use with this monitor? It was suggested that it supports 10-bit, but I never seem to notice where in the specs it says 10-bit or 8 bit. Is that derived by some other calculation with respect to the memory interface?
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Re: Eizo Monitors

PostTue Jul 18, 2017 9:05 pm

Quadro does 10bit, but only in few software, like Photoshop, Scratch.
Resolve GUI preview on Windows is not 10bit and you need to buy one of the BM cards to have 10bit preview.
I would not spent money on Qaudro if Photoshop is not your main work- buy one of the GTX 10xx. This is waaaaay better spent money when it comes to Resolve. GTX 10xx+ BM card will be still way less than decent Quadro itself, which does not much for Resolve.
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Re: Eizo Monitors

PostSat Oct 21, 2017 6:42 am

Anyone using the CG247X as a grading monitor?

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