this has been an entertaining thread, and is one that certainly drives everyone crazy. The Sony PVM-20L5/1 may only have 800 lines of resolution, where the Dell 2405FPW, Apple Cinema 23″ and Sony SDM-P234 have the full 1920×1200 HD resolution, but the Sony PVM-20L5/1 LOOKS BETTER AND MORE ACCURATE than any of these FULL RESOLUTION LCD displays. I am dying to see the eCinema, but I have not requested a loaner yet, as I do not know ONE CLIENT that would even consider paying $13,000 for a 23″ display, no matter what it looked like.
With that said, I spend last NAB looking at every alternate waveform/vector scope on the market. I have been a big fan of the Videotek VTM-150 for STANDARD SDI resolution (about $4000) but there are NO good quality CHEAP HD scopes made. The Videotek VTM-420 is about $12,000. The Astro systems HD scope is terrible, and about $9000, and the Hamlet HD scope is worse than the Astro and it’s about $6000. When you think about the “standard companies” like Tektronix and Leader Instruments, their prices are out of control. But if you have no problem spending $15,000 for a HD scope, and $15,000 for the eCinema display (30 grand to monitor your image) – well, you have MUCH RICHER clients than I have.