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Old February 11th, 2018, 10:15 PM
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Old February 12th, 2018, 09:46 AM
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Hi, Ed,

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My new monitor:

Well, the URL to the picture is probably of record-breaking length! Another societal achievement by Google, the all seeing and all-knowing.

So tell us more about this machine's properties.

With regard to applications not involved in image processing, I have found that is is all too common that they do not in all respects behave properly when the display unit ("monitor") has a resolution in the "UHD" range.

Have you run into any problems in that regard?

In any case, congratulations.

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Old February 12th, 2018, 02:40 PM
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Ed,

Which of all the many Samsung UHD monitors is this and what is the claimed color gamut?

Do you happen to have links to any reviews that guided you, or did you just upgrade your previous Samsung because you were happy?

Does it come with a screen "calibration" spectrophotometer or color meter or you just know from good experience or reviews that the colors are reliable?

My Eizo has a built in "puck" which pops out automatically every so often and recalibrates the colors!

I know folk have been happy with Dell monitors and some folk don't even bother to check profiles.

Frankly, I am often too lazy to move from my 17" MacBook Pro to my desktop and so apart from using a Gretag McBeth color checker to make profiles for any unusual light and lenses, I never change/adjust colors except on a calibrated high end screen in controlled light, as today's cameras are far better than most of our editing skills to try to alter color. Often all we are doing is damaging the good color the camera delivered. Very rarely I might increase the color temp from under 4,800 to at least 5,000 to warm it up

I DO envy that big screen, as it is definitely needed to go through catalogs!

I may get one, myself, just for the pleasure and luxury of being able to keep the catalogs big and open while I edit on a separate profiled Eizo monitor!

Enjoy your new machine!

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Old February 12th, 2018, 04:38 PM
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It is early days - just delivered Friday. I chose this model because it was capable of Chroma 4:4:4. I chose Samsung on the advice of a colleague.

Apparently on Samsung you need to throw it into UHD mode to get Chroma 4:4:4. Once that was toggled, the display of text is mostly artifact free. Images and video look amazing.

I have not calibrated it yet but hope to in the near future. It has already revealed some images in my library that I had been overlooking!

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Old February 12th, 2018, 04:43 PM
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This model is the UN65MU700D. It has the Color Drive Pro, which I think is the designation that says it will do Chroma 4:4:4.

Here is an excellent website that has reviewed this (or similarly equipped) model:
https://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/sa...comparison_681
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Old February 12th, 2018, 04:44 PM
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It is early days - just delivered Friday. I chose this model because it was capable of Chroma 4:4:4. I chose Samsung on the advice of a colleague.

Apparently on Samsung you need to throw it into UHD mode to get Chroma 4:4:4. Once that was toggled, the display of text is mostly artifact free. Images and video look amazing.

I have not calibrated it yet but hope to in the near future. It has already revealed some images in my library that I had been overlooking!

Ed.
All super exciting! Which model did you settle on?

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Old February 12th, 2018, 04:45 PM
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So, yes, its big and bold. But that is not really why I decided to try this route. I have presbyopia, which is to say, I'm over 45.

I bought this monitor so I can spend time in front of my computer programming and not have to wear my glasses. As far as I can tell, I should be able to work without glasses now!
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Old February 12th, 2018, 05:47 PM
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So, yes, its big and bold. But that is not really why I decided to try this route. I have presbyopia, which is to say, I'm over 45.

I bought this monitor so I can spend time in front of my computer programming and not have to wear my glasses. As far as I can tell, I should be able to work without glasses now!
This is all new for me. Even the specs are orientated to how a movie or video could be seen. This monitor is going to work best in dim light. Wear a dark shirt and you will be fine!

Don't change the color balance of your pictures based on this unless it's for printing right before your eyes. If you use a grey card or better a color checker passport card, rely on those for color for preparing that rare picture for actual print.

You are in for loads of fun and joy!

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I am planning on calibrating it - I'll report back on how that goes!
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