im getting a small flat screen for my room and plan to use it as my computer monitor too....my question is, is there anything i need to know about that can screw up in the long run? (considering im using AE, Maya, and Premiere Pro)
so if anyone knows any problems with that please let me know...
ty in advanced!!
well, the only thing I can think of off the bat, is that your colors might not be properly represented, not that your average monitor really ever does that, but i've heard it said that ntsc stands for never the same color.
08 Sep 2007
is it possible the color would be better since it is a tv too?
not likely. The only time its color is really going to help you is if you have a project that you need to have the final output on a tv. Broadcast projects require you to see the end result so you can adjust the color accordingly. But a regular computer monitor will always give you the most accurate color representation. Especially a nice CRT monitor that's been calibrated. I honestly wouldn't worry too much about it though for your home computer. My guess is that you'll be fine with it man. And if you don't like the way things are looking or turning out, then pick up ag a regular monitor. Just know this, your refresh rate will probobly suck, and when you select something in 3d it will flicker. That aalways drives me nutso.
04 Oct 2007
Don't clean it with the same stuff you use to clean your CRT . . . can't stress that enough.
I think for home use LCD's are fine. I mean, realistically you are not doing mission-critical colour-grading on it.
If you are worried about that, you can still pick up Trinitron based CRT's. I have a 19 inch Mitsubishi to double check colours so they are not too blown out or dark (a possibility as LCD's tend to be a bit too bright)