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Offline jlmanatee

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Any new advice for monitor choice?
« on: 2018 February 21 07:29:54 »
I use my 47" Vizio TV as a monitor and do all my image processing in my living room.  I'm considering the purchase of a new 4k-capable TV.  But much of the advice I see indicates that you only get 4k advantages from at least a 65" screen.  That's too big for my situation.  So, before I really get the itch to do this, I was wondering if anyone had any advice.  Searching the forum, the only advice I see is from 2014. 

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Re: Any new advice for monitor choice?
« Reply #1 on: 2018 February 21 13:45:48 »

If this helps, I have a Dell 16'' 4K laptop and it ''definately'' makes a world of difference in the sharpness and color vibrancy.



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Re: Any new advice for monitor choice?
« Reply #2 on: 2018 February 22 07:33:12 »
Hello there,
    It really doesn't matter how big or what '*K' a screen is, if your using Pixinsight or any other Pro editing package and you want accurate colours etc then
you really need a colour calibrated monitor.

I personally use an Asus ProArt 24" screen (PA248QJ) and a 'ColorMunki Display' to calibrate it. Absolutely beautiful screen, and, unlike 90%
of screens mainly designed for pro image editing, this one has a screen refresh rate of about 8ms so it's also super duper at gaming too which
is another of my hobbies. Some pro monitors refresh rate is 114ms which would completely die when gaming !

Mind you, if your playing in the region of 47" then you're going to need a large mortgage to get a Pro screen at that size if they even exist so that kind of kills
that conversation from the start does it not ?   LOLOL

Anyway, take a look at this site and the links in the replies as it looks like it's right up your street and may help you get your head around the key features you
need to look out for in a UHD TV to make it really useful for image editing:

Remember also, if you find what your looking for in a TV then be aware that your graphics card will also play a big part in what you get on the screen. If
for example you had a TV capable of displaying 100% of the sRGB gamut but your graphics card can only output 70% of it then....You see the point ! Also,
the higher the resolution you output from the graphics card the bigger the possibility that colour accuracy may degrade as a side effect. Spend a bit of time
doing your research and your end result will be more satisfying.

Good Luck with your search

« Last Edit: 2018 February 22 07:52:18 by pscammp »

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Re: Any new advice for monitor choice?
« Reply #3 on: 2018 February 22 07:55:44 »

Let me point out the video requirements from the PixInsight System Requirements page.

Video Hardware
Minimum required display resolution: At least 900 pixels of vertical resolution.
Minimum reasonable display resolution: 1920×1080.
Recommended low-dpi display resolution: 2560×1440.
Recommended high-dpi display resolutions: 3840×2160 (4K) / 5120×2880 (5K) / 7680×4320 (8K).
We strongly recommend a high-end 27-inch or larger LED/LCD panel, or two panels driven by a dual-head video card. For serious image processing, working with large monitors is a real must with PixInsight.

Since version 1.8.4 (released Summer 2015), PixInsight is a fully scalable application supporting high-dpi display resolutions such as Retina displays, 4K, 5K and 8K displays, on all supported operating systems.

Important: We do not guarantee the correct behavior of our graphical user interface on screen resolutions smaller than 1920×1080. Note that this refers to logical resolutions, not physical (for example, a Retina display with 2880×1800 native resolution has 1440×900 logical pixels). The application will run on smaller resolutions, but you may need to perform manual adjustments such as closing control bars and explorer windows, or changing automatic high-dpi screen and font management settings. Even with manual tuning, PixInsight has not been designed specifically to work on very small screens.