What's your budget?
Well, Jim, I don't have the budget for a studio HD monitor.
My Dell 2220 was £150. But, I'll consider up to £300. I know it's not a lot, but I'm not looking for something I can grade my shots with.
Hmmm. Here's the problem. In that price range, you're likely to find only computer monitors at that size, and computer monitors don't make the best choices for CC work. You're better off bumping up the budget to get a real production monitor, or bumping up the size to get a real HDTV (preferably plasma).
Hi Jim. Thanks for the reply.
I have a CRT monitor for colour correction, thanks. That's not why I need the 1080 25p monitor. I want an HD monitor so that I have a general idea of how the final image will appear to the average viewer. As I said - it's the hero monitor. I tried the HDTV route - and cyan was none existant and uncorrectable. Someone recommended a computer monitor and, on paper, the Dell spec seemed fine - and its colours are fairly good (cyan a little weak) but it won't handshake with the BM Intensity Pro at 1080 25p.
All I want is a Dell HS2220L equivalent - but one that can handle 25p - and I can't keep buying and returning monitors if they don't work.
Hence the post asking whether anyone had any experience at this end of the market.
I want an HD monitor so that I have a general idea of how the final image will appear to the average viewer.
Ah. In that case, by a Vizio and don't calibrate it.
I can't actually find a Vizio monitor in the UK.
Have you actually hooked one up to a BM Intensity via HDMI and chucked 1080p at it?
I was just making a joke. Vizio is the most popular brand of flat screen TV in America, and chances are that 99% of people who buy one never touch the default calibration. So, if you want to see what the average viewer sees...
I don't have any third-party hardware, so I can't comment on how well they work.