My screen is about to die and I'm planing to buy a new one. I'm looking for a 27" one, and as I do many things on my computer, the choice is difficult :
- I play recent FPS Games (sometimes, but I really enjoy when I do. I have a killer graphic card for that :-) )
- I play guitar, I do some internet browsing and text editing (very often)
- I do video composing (not really often and as a real beginner)
- I do photography (very often, see bellow)
- I watch DVDs and some DVD rips on my desktop (very often), perhaps blurays in the future
So for those reasons I'm planning to ban TN screens to get an IPS or M/PVA one.
The question : Then... my problem is : what color gamut do I need ? I've read many many and many things about that on the net, and I now need an experienced user feedback.
I'm not a photographer but Photography is a real passion and I like to work for hours on my pictures carefully. I don't hesitate to print some of my best pictures in big formats with a professional printer. But... Do they really need such an effort (see point 1 bellow).
I was planning to get a wide gamut screen. But what I've read make me doubt and leads me to the following conclusions :
It is said that the benefit of a wide gamut screen depends on the type of picture you often do, because the AdobeRGB color space only extends in some directions. It is said that if you mainly do portraits, you really don't need a wide gamut screen for example. that may be my case...
I will have to often switch the screen from AdobeRGB too sRGB color space back and forth for my common uses to display the correct colors, and I guess this will quicly be boring
Will my LaCie Blue Eye Pro work on a wide gamut screen ? I can't find any nfo about this...
Seeing the price of a wide gamut screen and those problems, and knowing that I need a screen that is able to play 3D FPS games, I imagine it would be a good idea to buy a good sRGB screen instead of a wide gamut one, as I'm not a professional photographer, even if I am very exigent on quality.
What do you think about that as an experienced user ?