It’s been years since I’ve done any grading but I’m about to jump back in. I’m trying to find a temporary (6 months) monitor to use that is the best I can get for a Mac Mini until I update my system to something much more serious. I’ve been Googling around and getting some general ideas on Monitors but I thought if I asked here maybe people could throw out a few model numbers for me to look at. So far I’ve found these on Google. Thought on them? Any others?
After looking at these for a while it seems that the choice seems to be between the LG and the Dell. They both seem pretty good for the price. I’m down to trying to figure if either or both are able to be calibrated at home. I forgot to mention I’m looking for 27″ too.
I forgot to mention that I also have a LG 32UK550 that I use for my security system. If you can find them, they are all available in multiple screen sizes.
They can all be calibrated. I use a Datacolor SpyderX Elite.
When I said neither is very good for grading, I should have said that I output most of what I do in HDR10. What you see on the $400 to $600 monitors is not what you get after rendering. What I see on the OLED TV when used as a monitor is exactly what I get after rendering.
However, if you are only doing SDR grading, these monitors may work OK for you.
LG 27UK850-W 27″ 4K UHD IPS Monitor with HDR10 with USB Type-C Connectivity
EDIT: Although after looking for a place to buy it I think this may be an older model. Amazon has it for sale from Rocket Computers, which I have never heard of. And Walmart has it for 4 different prices (I don’t get that) that are all in the 800$ range. Which is a bit out of budget. I need to call LG I think.