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  • External Monitoring Setup

  • Don Unverrich

    March 25, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    I am in the process of updating my external reference and client monitors. I am currently using two PVM 14-L5 (one for reference, and one for client) and the Blackmagic HDlink connected to a 23″ Apple Cinema Display, all connected to Kona LHe. I was planning on getting the FSI 1770W as the reference monitor and a Panasonic TH-42PH20U Plasma as the Client monitor. I wanted to know if I can still use the HDlink and connect it to the Plasma through either the DVI input or HDMI input or is it better to use the component input. I don’t have the budget for a HD-SDI input card for the Plasma right now. Thanks for any help.

  • Bob Zelin

    March 26, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    use the component input – save money, it looks teriffic. And the FSI is amazing. Sell your Blackmagic

    bob Zelin

  • Chad Tingle

    March 28, 2011 at 2:22 am

    Bob,

    I know the FS1 is great bang for the buck but how does it stack up against the Panasonics.

    Chad Tingle
    Producer/Editor

  • Don Unverrich

    March 28, 2011 at 2:39 am

    Thanks for the advice.

  • Bob Zelin

    March 28, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    In my opinion –

    CineTal is #1 (and most expensive)
    FSI is # 2
    TV Logic is # 3
    JVC Verite is # 4
    Panasonic is #5
    Sony is # 9 or 11, or 20 or 40

    There are lots of other monitors on the market, from new brands that I see advertised in the trade magazines, but I don’t know what they look like.

    Ikegami makes a FANTASTIC LCD broadcast monitor that is every bit as good as the JVC, but it is not popular. Plura I think is another brand that is advertising like crazy, but I don’t know the monitor.

    Bob Zelin

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