Since the price drop I am seriously thinking about purchasing this monitor. The only thing that could stop me now is how it performs in standard definition. I shoot in HDV and edit in DVCproHD or ProRes then finish to DVD most of the time. The monitor has been the missing link in my edit system. I was using a Sony wega that I hated so I stopped using it. The component input has this weird faint scrolling purple bar. Getting it fixed probably cost the same as a new one. I had to pull out my SD Sony PVM 8042Q field monitor. Its so small its killing my eyes and I cant see the detail in the shots, but the color and image is money down-converted out of the kona card just way to small. The JVC seems to be a nice fit if the SD image is not going to ahhh. Suck.
I just got one last week. Have mainly been editing HD the passed few days and bang for buck this thing is great. I have run SD through it, and for an HD Monitor it does a great job up-scaling, far better than the average consumer HDTV. You will notice some softening of fine lines, but it is not the ugly blocking you’ll see on a consumer set, more like a slightly feathered edge. It also has a 1:1 Pixel button on the front that you can push to see the finer detail. It does however show SD in full frame (Beyond action safe). When shown full screen there is a selectable safe zone overlay, but not when in 1:1 mode. I keep a consumer CRT on my desk as reference in addition to this monitor.
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