Last week on a rather demanding job, my trusty old transvideo sd monitor failed, the whole screen turned white, several reboots of the camera, decimator and the monitor didn't help. I resorted to use my backup monitor (panasonic sd).
So now I'm looking to make the investment towards a decent, bright HD-monitor. Therefor I've come here to ask some real world experiences towards a selection of monitors. Pricewise I won't be able to afford a transvideo XBL or an XCS TB7, otherwise this whole post would be irrelevant. as it stands now, this is the selection I had in mind.
Cinetronic Gen1 $1530
refurbished Transvideo 6" SBL Classic $2926
The Cinetronic seems to good to be true, especially at that price point, the Transvideo is a refurbished model so it might be less futureproof and the SmallHD seems like the best all-arounder.
I have read numerous amounts of forum posts concerning every monitor I'm considering, and I'm still torn. I've used the Transvideo in the past and I absolutely know it's a very decent monitor, but on paper, both the SmallHD and the Cinetronic seem to beat it.