Excerpt: The monitor has a low refresh rate of 60Hz. Most have at least 120Hz.Customer Service is horrible. Ordered 2 cables. Parts Department ordered a wrong cable. I provided them with the Model # of the monitor and the model # of the cable and they still got the wrong cable. Five calls later, the issue is still not resolved. One sales repreesentative even accused me of giving them the wrong Part #.
Excerpt: This monitor is really nice, with accurate colors. Lots of adjustable options. Easy menu navigation. Not interested in how many USB or HDMI connections, or speakers. All I want is a 'visually accurate' monitor for editing photographs. No frills needed.Very well built. Feels durable and sturdy.
Pros: Accurate colors, Great Picture Quality, Sturdy
Excerpt: Nothing wrong with the Monitor but I ended up returning it because it simply wasn't worth the effort trying to use it on a small workspace while hooked up to my IMacMy IMac has a built-in monitor, but I really wanted a Monitor with a wider color gamut for working on images in LightroomIt just turned out to be too difficult trying to figure out how to work-around using this fine monitor as an external with my IMacI'm sure if I was running a Mac desktop without the...
Excerpt: Bought this monitor to go with my new laptop with photo editing in mind. I'm impressed that the color is very close to calibrated monitor to begin with. The only thing is having trouble updating the software came with the unit, Multiprofiler. It kept having the "update failed" when trying to update to the newest version. I then uninstalled the program.
Pros: Accurate Colors, Easy To Set Up, Sharp Image, Vivid Colors
When used without the Spectraview profiling solution, this is a waste of money.
Michael Balensiefer, Amazon
14 June 2010
Summary: Out-of-the-box profile is suspect. This definitely needs some sort of calibrating device if you are spending the cash (please stay away from SpiderCo). I have since upgraded to the 27" and am looking at the 30" solution, refurbished, on EBay, which sells for 1.8 times what this device does for, new. Great picture, many options. Since SVII costs about $350, you can make that purchase more cost-effective by getting the 27" NEC; which gives you 1.6 times the pixels.
Good for pros, probably more than the average home view needs.
14 June 2010
Summary: Good: Bright, clear colors. Text is sharp and crisp. The 90 rotate feature is very handy for those long text documents. Height, tilt, and turn adjustment for every conceivable viewing need. Colors are true at a VERY wide viewing angle. No tinting or blue/green/pink shift. Video and games are clear without blur or stutter. Some reviewers have pointed to the lack of an HDMI output. Not really an issue.
Summary: Had a rough start, because of the super bright reds & pinks, when looking online, but figured it out. I already had a Spyderpro 4 calibration tool, before buying this monitor, and calibrated the monitor with it. Everything was looking good, except online. I couldn't get the reds & pinks to calm down and it was recommended that I buy the the Spectraviewll software from NEC for $89.00 ( look under support & service - downloads & software - monitor software - click on...
Summary: I bought this about 10 month ago and been performing great. Very solid design, easy to adjust and the colors are great. I alrady have the calibration software and the analyser from a NEC screen I bough 5 years ago (The old screen is still going strong bought the new one to get to a dual monitor setup) so did not have to buy another one. I would highly recommend to get the calibration software if you are interested in color accuracy.
frustrating at first for a novice user, then quite satisfying
Alfred Viola, Amazon
14 June 2010
Summary: EDIT: I just learned that the problems I was encountering are due to the clashing of web content with the expanded color spectrum I was using in settings. This unit is actually quite wonderful. But even more wonderful is the NEC tech support. They have been so patient with me, Steve and Clayton have, and so generous with their time and information.