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« Reply #20 on: April 30, 2007, 09:00:54 AM »
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I have a macbook pro laptop

Can I set up my system so my primary monitor is in landscape mode while the secondary displays in portrait mode? That would be very usefull for me.
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« Reply #21 on: April 30, 2007, 11:59:22 AM »
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I have a macbook pro laptop

Can I set up my system so my primary monitor is in landscape mode while the secondary displays in portrait mode? That would be very usefull for me.
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Yes, you can. Well at least in Windows mode you can. Now can someone please tell me how I can get it back to normal
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« Reply #22 on: April 30, 2007, 01:53:26 PM »
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I know that Matrox makes a DVI splitter/etc.. that takes your DVI port and makes you able to tether 2 1900x1200 LCDs at full res.. so 3800x1200

But to have one portrait and one landscape.. thats tricky

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« Reply #23 on: May 01, 2007, 06:21:29 AM »
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How the Spectraview differs...

I have the 26" and its brilliant.  The Spectraview version includes

1) The hood (still waiting for mine to arrive), monitor also has the hood attachment magnetic strips ready for it.

2) The Spectraview calibration software. This is a version of the highly regarded BasicColor and is easy to use.

3) Hand checked to be in colour tolerance.

4) Guaranteed to have zero dead pixels.

There may be some other differences I'm not fully aware of. Note that on the PC when the machine boots, some loader software sets the profile in the monitor hardware (the colour noticeably changes when this happens).

Seems that its a reasonable package for the extra money.
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« Reply #24 on: May 01, 2007, 07:50:22 AM »
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How the Spectraview differs...

I have the 26" and its brilliant.  The Spectraview version includes

1) The hood (still waiting for mine to arrive), monitor also has the hood attachment magnetic strips ready for it.

2) The Spectraview calibration software. This is a version of the highly regarded BasicColor and is easy to use.

3) Hand checked to be in colour tolerance.

4) Guaranteed to have zero dead pixels.

There may be some other differences I'm not fully aware of. Note that on the PC when the machine boots, some loader software sets the profile in the monitor hardware (the colour noticeably changes when this happens).

Seems that its a reasonable package for the extra money.
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In case it hasn't been explicitly noted before, what is included with the Spectraview version depends on location - in North America you don't get the hood, but do get the puck.
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« Reply #25 on: May 01, 2007, 09:56:25 AM »
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In case it hasn't been explicitly noted before, what is included with the Spectraview version depends on location - in North America you don't get the hood, but do get the puck.
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And in NA, as far as I can tell, you don't get the "hand checked" and "zero dead pixels" either.  

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« Reply #26 on: May 01, 2007, 02:35:49 PM »
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I've put two Dell 2405FPW on my Mac G-5/dual proc 2.7Ghz.
Frankly, I'm disappointed in them.  Very difficult to get a true calibration with them - I'm using the X-Rite Pulse system.  There is a definate lack of ability to adjust contrast and color balances to put the monitor in the right space.

In short, I would not recommend the Dells.  I'll be selling them on eBay once I define what to replace them with.
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« Reply #27 on: May 02, 2007, 12:03:30 AM »
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What is most disappointing about the new lacie is that the vertical resolution is only 1200, the same as the Lacie 321 which I currently have.  So, unless you want to put the monitor in portrait mode (which I wouldn't) you are not gaining anything when working on vertical images (which I do 90% of the time).  All you are getting is more room for your pallets.

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« Reply #28 on: May 02, 2007, 07:23:46 AM »
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That's sort of in the nature of a widescreen monitor though, no?  It's not much larger, if any, in the vertical dimension than your 321.

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« Reply #29 on: May 02, 2007, 08:48:45 AM »
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I'm beginning to realise that there's no monitor which does it all. Perhaps having 2 is the answer. A low-res monitor which is highly colour-accurate for reviewing colour/tonal balance, and another monitor with a high pixel count for general editing work. Ideally the main working monitor would be rotatable between portrait and landscape. The thought of working with a 30" monitor in portrait mode with 2560 pixel height is very enticing.
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« Reply #30 on: May 02, 2007, 10:17:56 AM »
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I don't see why.  Why not a high-res monitor that is highly color accurate, and just use it in portrait mode?  The 2690 would give you 1920 pixels that way.  Wouldn't that be enough?  You can always put your pallettes and whatnot on another screen that doesn't even need to be calibrated.

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« Reply #31 on: May 02, 2007, 08:14:08 PM »
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I too was really hot to go with something like the 30" Apple. However after discussing this with others and a consultant in color management I went with the Eizo CE240W. I am very happy I did, excellent monitor and the company is very committed to support and service.

I am going to make a comment about LaCie. I did have a LaCie monitor and it was troublefree. But over the last two years in regards to their external drives LaCie has prove themselves to be a less than stellar company in the area of customer support. On many boards and many many times I, and I am not alone, have read and discussed of the failures of their drives and worse, the total lack of response and support from LaCie. They have caused many photographers a great deal of grief. A Google search and a search on many of the forums on the pro boards will confirm this. As such I would urge everyone to stay clear of any LaCie product. LaCie has earned this distinction and it deserves to be shared.
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« Reply #32 on: May 03, 2007, 08:45:14 AM »
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I am going to make a comment about LaCie. I did have a LaCie monitor and it was troublefree. But over the last two years in regards to their external drives LaCie has prove themselves to be a less than stellar company in the area of customer support. On many boards and many many times I, and I am not alone, have read and discussed of the failures of their drives and worse, the total lack of response and support from LaCie. They have caused many photographers a great deal of grief. A Google search and a search on many of the forums on the pro boards will confirm this. As such I would urge everyone to stay clear of any LaCie product. LaCie has earned this distinction and it deserves to be shared.
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I totally agree, and very well put.
avoid LaCie.

not a decent company, at all. take your business elsewhere.
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« Reply #33 on: May 05, 2007, 06:45:32 AM »
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I replaced my Apple Cinema 23" in December. I was considering the 30" but the vendor I talked to, who also sells Apple,  recommended the Eizo 24" for its resolution, color fidelity and on-board calibration software. I use a Monaco Optix with it and everything matches up seamlessly with my printer (HP Z2100). What I see on screen does match my prints, regardless of paper (as long as they are profiled in the printer).
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« Reply #34 on: May 05, 2007, 08:24:50 AM »
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I replaced my Apple Cinema 23" in December. I was considering the 30" but the vendor I talked to, who also sells Apple,  recommended the Eizo 24" for its resolution, color fidelity and on-board calibration software.

Resolution? In what way is 1900x1200 better than 2560x1600? I'm happy to believe that the Eizo gamut is wider but this is the point I have been making already - one has to choose between resolution and gamut. If someone came out with a 30" monitor will full Adobe RGB gamut (without price penalty), it would clean up.
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« Reply #35 on: May 05, 2007, 09:08:20 AM »
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Samsung's upcoming 30" LED-backlit model claims Adobe1998, except it's 4:3 proportioned (fine with me).

http://www.engadget.com/2007/03/15/samsung...0-inch-monitor/
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« Reply #36 on: May 05, 2007, 10:06:51 AM »
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Samsung's upcoming 30" LED-backlit model claims Adobe1998, except it's 4:3 proportioned (fine with me).

http://www.engadget.com/2007/03/15/samsung...0-inch-monitor/
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Wow, 3000:1 contrast ratio, 2560x1600, full Adobe RGB, built-in calibration, around $3K. That's a lot of money but it's also a tool you could enjoy using for at least 10 years.

Would be perfect if it could swivel to portrait mode. Retouching a portrait image with a 2560 pixel high screen would be fantastic.
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« Reply #37 on: May 05, 2007, 10:19:19 AM »
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Where are those figures from, both the resolution and price?  
-It's a 4:3 proportion panel, so it'll be different from Apple's + HP's.  
-I highly doubt it'll cost only $3,000 with B+H selling Eizo 21" CCFL-backlight CG211s at $2900
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« Reply #38 on: May 05, 2007, 10:46:48 AM »
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Where are those figures from, both the resolution and price? 
-It's a 4:3 proportion panel, so it'll be different from Apple's + HP's. 
-I highly doubt it'll cost only $3,000 with B+H selling Eizo 21" CCFL-backlight CG211s at $2900
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Here: [a href=\"http://gadgetmaniac.mail2web.com/2007/03/samsung-xl30-led-monitor/]http://gadgetmaniac.mail2web.com/2007/03/s...30-led-monitor/[/url]

and here: http://www.trustedreviews.com/displays/new...USB-Displays/p1
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« Reply #39 on: May 05, 2007, 11:26:20 AM »
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Thanks for the links.

Here's a post from [H]ard Forums comparing the XL30 with others and speculation of the panel being OEM'ed by Apple, Dell, Eizo + HP:
http://www.hardforum.com/showpost.php?p=10...8&postcount=379

Any info as to when the XL30 will be available?
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