Excerpt: The monitor has a low refresh rate of 60Hz. Most have at least 120Hz.<br /><br />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. <br /><br />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.<br /><br />Very well built. Feels durable and sturdy. The stand is very adjustable and should adapt to anyone's needs.
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 IMac<br />My IMac has a built-in monitor, but I really wanted a Monitor with a wider color gamut for working on images in Lightroom<br />It just turned out to be too difficult trying to figure out how to work-around using this fine monitor as an external with my IMac<br />I'm sure if I was running a Mac desktop...
Agnius Griskevicius "It is not soft, it is hy..., Amazon
24 June 2013
Summary: My new monitor just came in, I bought it from another reputable two letter New York photo store that had it for almost $100 less than Amazon. I contemplated a refurbished unit, but $150 was worth to have warranty for additional 3 years. I acquired NEC Spectroview II software as well (available directly from NEC for about $70) and used it with my i1Pro spectrophotometer. After calibration the evenness of display is remarkable compared to "profiled" 27" iMac.
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. <br />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
frustrating at first for a novice user, then quite satisfying
Alfred Viola, Amazon
5 November 2012
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.
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.