**** thank you all *****
I just ordered a DELL 2208WFP 22 total cost with tax and shipping: $219
Pretty amazing since the last time I looked at flat screens…
**** for your help ****
The 19 inch CRT Sony monitor that I got from Matt is on the way out; bad flickering problems when it starts up; and some other nasty things. It’s pretty ancient and huge for the display size.
I don’t need anything huge. I don’t watch videos on it. I don’t need speakers. I just need something that I can calibrate to give me a good idea of what my b&w prints will look like. The Sony CRT has been excellent at this. And I don’t have much desk space.
Or, if not a suggestion, a place that has reviews for photographers re: flat screens.
So any suggestions for a flat screen that will work with my PC and later when I go for the Apple tower?
Will my one-eye calibration work with a flat screen LCD?
And thanks again for all your advice and help. I’m moving along quickly now. I did end up buying one of the LaCie 1TB drives, which I have to say seems to be better built than the WD and One-Touch drives I had been using, and has a zillion inputs that will work with the Mac stuff when I get it.
Happy New Year –
And my New Year’s Resolution: TRAVEL. That’s my goal for this year. Get out of the city. Period. I can do it now because there are people around to watch the cat; and I’ll end up with some phone that gets e-mail and I web-browsing, and I can keep in touch with the business through that. Probably an i-phone.
* * * UPDATE * * *
It is now January 12th. The flat screen hasn’t shipped yet. I got a note from Dell saying there was delay and that it wouldn’t be shipped until the 17th or so. And of course I could cancel the order if I wanted to. But I’ll let it ride.