$txt['backtotheindex_enabled'] = 'Enable the Back to the index mod'; $txt['backtotheindex_title'] = 'Title for the Back to the index menu button'; $txt['backtotheindex_href'] = 'Link (URL) for the Back to the index menu button'; $txt['backtotheindex_position'] = 'Position of the Back to the index button'; $txt['backtotheindex_beginofmenu'] = 'At the beginning of the menu (before Home button)'; $txt['backtotheindex_endofmenu'] = 'At the end of the menu (after Logout/Register button)'; $txt['costa_topico_fixo'] = 'Sticky Topics'; $txt['costa_topico_normal'] = 'Normal Topics'; $txt['date_registered'] = 'Join Date'; $txt['display_join_date'] = 'Show join date in topic view:'; $txt['embed'] = 'Insert Embed'; // Begin BoardHover $txt['boardhover'] = 'BoardHover'; $txt['linktree_hover'] = 'Adjust the Linktree settings'; $txt['enable_linktree_hover'] = 'Enable navigation tree hover for all users:'; $txt['disable_linktree_first_page'] = 'Remove navigation tree from front page:'; // End BoardHover // SMFPacks Shoutbox --> $txt['sba_title'] = 'Shoutbox'; $txt['sba_link'] = 'Shoutbox'; $txt['permissiongroup_shoutbox'] = 'Shoutbox'; $txt['permissiongroup_simple_shoutbox'] = 'Shoutbox'; $txt['permissionname_shoutbox_view'] = 'View Shoutbox'; $txt['permissionname_shoutbox_post'] = 'Post messages in Shoutbox'; $txt['permissiongroup_shoutbox_panel'] = 'Shoutbox Moderation Panel'; $txt['permissiongroup_simple_shoutbox_panel'] = 'Shoutbox Moderation Panel'; $txt['permissionname_shoutbox_edit'] = 'Edit messages in Shoutbox'; $txt['permissionname_shoutbox_delete'] = 'Delete messages in Shoutbox'; $txt['permissionname_shoutbox_prune'] = 'Empty Shoutbox'; $txt['permissionname_shoutbox_ban'] = 'Ban users in Shoutbox'; // <-- SMFPacks Shoutbox $txt['socialization_onoff'] = 'Enable socialization button (Facebook, Twitter, and Google+)'; $txt['facebook_like'] = 'Show Facebook Like icon in the first post'; $txt['twitter_tweet'] = 'Show Twitter Tweet icon in the first post'; $txt['googleplus_plusone'] = 'Show Google +1 icon in the first post'; $txt['sd_add'] = 'Share me:'; $txt['sd_social_bookmarks'] = 'Share me';
MyPaint > General Discussion
Buying a new monitor. Help?
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@Grant : I'll give you the same advice Rainart gave to me when I had to buy my first serious monitor: don't go cheap, but try to go for the best choice possible. You'll spend days in front of it, it's basically the way you "connect" to your artworks and so having a good quality monitor is an incredibly valuable fact. Calibrating it with dedicated tools is a must depending on which industry & activities you're into, but you can live without it until a client/project requires it. Read a lot of reviews and understand what's the best monitor you can afford, after few days of efforts you'll become a little expert about the topic and your mind will be more focused on what matters. Talking about technology, Pesho said everything correctly; what matters is what's used in the panel, not the lcd/led thing :)
In case you're curious: in the end I did buy a NEC 2490WUXi2 and it's a beautiful, beautiful monitor. I did change the workstation some times already but the monitor is still here and a dream to work with -- and also to use in general; I also play with this machine and the monitor is behaving wonderfully with all kind of games, even at crazy fps. The panel technology for this monitor is H-IPS A-TW TFT.
I hope it helped, good luck!
It's cool to get such great advice from this community's artists. I had hoped this thread would become informative for others looking to upgrade as I am. And it has!
Currently I am still 'window shopping' until payday, as I don't want to cheap out & be disappointed. Being armed with some knowledge as I am now, will make it easier.
Thank you very much, all of you :)
--- Quote from: rublev1360 on March 02, 2012, 07:57:29 pm ---@Grant : In case you're curious: in the end I did buy a NEC 2490WUXi2 and it's a beautiful, beautiful monitor. I did change the workstation some times already but the monitor is still here and a dream to work with -- and also to use in general; I also play with this machine and the monitor is behaving wonderfully with all kind of games, even at crazy fps. The panel technology for this monitor is H-IPS A-TW TFT.
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That's a very interesting choice - it's older (16:10 ratio), but fancier than my HP ZR2240w which uses the cheaper E-IPS and no A-TW filter. There are some very nice in-depth reviews at TFTcentral here:
In their reviews, they always show some colorimeter results too, which could help with the calibration.
--- Quote from: Pesho on March 02, 2012, 10:30:23 pm ---That's a very interesting choice - it's older (16:10 ratio)
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16:10 is the only widescreen ratio I like, personally. A few companies still release monitors in that size, so it's not completely dead, but it's a shame 16:9 is so widespread. 16:9 might be nice for watching videos, but it feels far too squished vertically.
It's also the ratio used for the active area on modern Wacom tablets - the Intuos 4 and 5 both are 16:10 - so getting a monitor with a matching ratio is ideal. Otherwise you either end up with skewed shapes or accurate lines at the expense of creating a dead zone on part of your tablet.
Completely unrelated: the CAPTCHA this forum has started using is bloody annoying. I keep having to request five or more images before it will give me a legible one.
With 16:10 you get more vertical area, but most companies have decided to adopt 16:9 as the standard because apparently it was cheaper to manufacture... And you're right, i have some 4:3 tablets here and they can get a little weird on a 16:9 monitor.
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