Hi everyone, I used to work in the field of Compositing, 3d Animation and Special effects professionally, and although still dabble in it as a hobby I have recently (2 years ago) moved away from that path and I have a few questions in regards to a "good monitor" setup.
What I will be using it (the display) for would be:
-Watching HD Movies / Videos
-Playing PS3/XBOX (when I can afford one or the other!)
-Special Effects and Compositing (simple personal or charity work, the output target for which would be either WEB (youtube, vimeo) or HD TV's (home tv sets).
-Occasional photo re-touch work (again nothing fancy, just simple touch ups or fun semi-pro little projects, posters)
What I have considered so far after some extensive research:
- Dell U2410 (wide gamut h-ips panel) can get it for around 450$
- Dell 2209WA (e-ips, wide gamut) can get it for around 300$
And what I have considered using instead, without much research:
LCD HD TV's in place of Monitors (which are on sale):
- Sharp Aquos 40" 1080p 120Hz LCD HDTV (LC40E77U) 1099$
- Samsung 40" 1080p 120Hz LCD HDTV (LN40B610) 1099$
- Or any 32 - 37" 1080p 120hz display around 600-800$
Please advise or give me your suggestions on what kind of setup would be ideal for me. In terms of a budget, I guess the max I'd like to spend on my display is 1200$ if it can be used for Gaming, movie watching etc. And 450-500$ if it will be PC only usage.
Thanks in advance,
Also if anyone is curious the PC setup I'm looking into is a:
Case: NZXT Lexa Aluminum
Motherboard: ASUS P6T
Ram: 6 Gb 1333 mhz Ram
GPU: ATI 5770 or ATI 5850 (even though I'm usually an Nvidia guy, but DX11 support and hdmi output got me)
PSU: 600 - 650 watt