I am going to replace my aging 19" 4.3 lcd monitor. I also use a Sony Trinitron TV with s-video input to preview my work. After much research I decided to go with an ISP panel. Looking at a Dell u2410 or HP 2475w, both wide gamut monitors. Also considering a 23" NEC that is not wide gamut. I want to do some minor color correction on this monitor. I know this isn't how it's done but I can't afford a pro monitor and/or a crt broadcast monitor. All my work is distributed via DVD and played on modern TV's with overblown colors or on the web. Struggling to understand the wide gamut thing and if I should steer clear of these types of monitors. thanks for your help.
To give you an alternative, that maybe can fit in your budget: Eizo Foris FX 2431, that is far less expensive than professional monitors, but delivers
excellent price/performance. On when used for SD material it shows some weaknesses.
Looks like a nice piece but quite a bit beyond my price range. I'mm looking in the $500-$500 range max. Is a wide gamut monitor detrimental for video editing? They have sRGB and RGB presets.
No. Both the Dell and the HP offer excellent quality in their price range and it is an advantage (in theory) to have a wide gamut monitor. In practice, we are still waiting for tangible benchmarks.