Display Suggestions for Video??

in Current Mac Hardware edited January 2014
I'm in the market for a new display, 27"+. I'm training in FCP, Motion and LiveType, so I'm not exactly making money at it yet, but hope to some day. So for now I' don't expect top of the line for something under say $1500, but something of descent quality that fits the video bill. I don't game, just either watch or work with video. I work with an Early 2009 Mac Pro 8-core and an ATI 4870 if it matters.

I know that Apples upcoming 27" isn't labeled as Professional, but will that be the best I can do at my dollar?

Since the Apple displays are actually LG would I be better off their?


Where can I get the most bang for my $1500? LG, NEC, other?

Thanks for any help.


  • Reply 1 of 2
    MarvinMarvin Posts: 14,876moderator
    The Dell 27" is now $100 less than Apple's:


    $899 = 2560 x 1440 (has HDMI if you need to playback a Blu-Ray disc on an external player)

    but you might be better off getting two of the following 23" 1080p displays for video:


    $538 = 3840 x 1080

    Apple's displays are far too reflective for video work. On a bright day, you can barely make out any detail in the black areas of footage so you have to shut out the light. The Dell's will work fine regardless and they give very uniform colours.

    Don't spend money where you don't need to under the assumption that more money = better.
  • Reply 2 of 2

    Thanks a bunch for the alternatives and advice. I agree.

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