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.
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 #.
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...
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
When used without the Spectraview profiling solution, this is a waste of money.
Michael Balensiefer, Amazon
25 August 2013
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.
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
Great Value compared to Eizo and actually a bit better... for print and web!
5 February 2012
Summary: As a professional photographer and retoucher with an Eizo at the office, when I saw this had similar specs at half the price I jumped. In color managed workspaces working with embedded icc profiles in Photoshop and other programs, you can't tell the difference with the eizo. Incredibly accurate to the true image, matches prints RGB and CMYK.
Summary: Although expensive relative to a "regular" TFT monitor the wide gamut, great viewing angles and consistent color reproduction makes this a must buy for serious photographers that want a color managed workflow.