Recommended Budget Monitor

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James McDonagh

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Recommended Budget Monitor

PostSun Jun 03, 2018 8:42 pm

Hey guys,

Just asking for some advice on a color-grading monitor with a high refresh rate (120hz and over) that is in the budget range of 400 or so. Any thoughts?

Pavel Lavrov

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Re: Recommended Budget Monitor

PostSun Jun 03, 2018 11:51 pm

What sort of accuracy do you need to have at that budget?

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Bill Hall

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Re: Recommended Budget Monitor

PostTue Jun 05, 2018 1:55 pm

Take a look at the LG 27UD68P-B 27 inch or the Samsung UH750UHD 4K both just under $ 400 US


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Re: Recommended Budget Monitor

PostSat Jun 09, 2018 4:26 am

Really only cheap one that I see that has both high refresh and 'decent' color-- the ASUS MG279Q. It has a locked down sRGB mode which has a Delta E max of 2.7, although a bit bright in that mode (169 cd/m²). After calibration it's Delta E max is 1.2.

Read the review on tftcentral for more info on the color accuracy.

Smash Ashby

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Re: Recommended Budget Monitor

PostTue Jun 12, 2018 12:11 pm

Curious why you need a high refresh rate?

Technically speaking, you should be viewing at the rate of your content, so 24 fps for 24p, 60 fps for 60p etc.
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Andrew Kolakowski

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Re: Recommended Budget Monitor

PostTue Jun 12, 2018 1:19 pm

There is nothing wrong (actually it's good) if monitor can display eg. 24Hz at 72Hz, but overall high refresh rate is 100x less import than monitor ability to support different refresh rates (other than typical 60Hz for most monitors), so you can have 'locked' preview.
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Re: Recommended Budget Monitor

PostWed Jun 13, 2018 6:52 am

I don't think it can be done at this price range.
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