I’ve glanced through this article, and many others, on my quest to find a good monitor for graphics works. I thought I had perhaps found a monitor - the NEC MultiSync PA271W, but then I read the user comments on this review:
This supposed great (and expensive) monitor uses a fluorescent bulb instead of a rgb-led for backlighting. I’ve read various articles stating that rgb-led is far better than the old flourescent or white lcd for color accuracy in graphics.
“A pro monitor for color professionals? Not with a fluorescent bulb it isn't. Fluorescents have entire parts of the color spectrum missing -- I don't mean low, I mean missing. The gasses in he tbulb produce spikes at their characteristic colors. There is no way to compensate for that or balance it out. You wouldn't view a painting by fluorescent lighting; don't buy an expensive monitor with such lighting.”
But then I read this part of this article:
“Obviously enough, the other aspects of color reproduction do not depend on the type of backlight at all. They are determined by how accurately the monitor is set up, by the monitor’s electronics, the characteristics of the LCD panel, etc.”
So this would seem to suggest that the the use of a flourscent in the NEC makes no difference over a rdb-led if the electronics and software in the NEC are good enough to compensate. So who is right here?
I find is very frustrating to find a monitor. I am using my last two crt monitors and I’d still buy them they still made them, but instead I have to sort through all the false manufacturing claims and fake reviews that are just put on web pages to earn a commission from the sale of a monitor form the review. Hard to believe anything I read.