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What's the best monitor on the market currently?

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#1 sasha proctor

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Posted 20 June 2017 - 03:34 PM

I've been using my cinetronic gen 2 since they came out. Nothing but issues with it and I'm completely fed up. Time to pitch it in the bin and get a new one. I'd love to hear suggestions from others on monitors they are having success with. I'm leaning toward transvideo.

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#2 Jens Piotrowski SOC

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Posted 20 June 2017 - 07:05 PM

Best package of features and quality in my opinion Transvideo x-sbl 6 or 8 inch. I own one for 2 years, 0 issues.
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#3 Mike McGowan SOC

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 08:10 AM

Small HD DP7 Highbright.  Viewable in the most harsh conditions, super durable, no issues for many years, I own 2.

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#4 Chris Van Campen

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 04:36 PM

I've got the smallHD DP7 HB as well, like it a lot. But a lot of ops are raving about the newest 7" Boland high bright... might be worth a look. 


And I think they discontinued the DP7 anyway.

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#5 sasha proctor

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 03:23 AM

Thanks for the suggestions. My main concern is a good digital level. My back up monitor is a DP7 and I'm not a fan of the level. It kind of wigs out on me and doesn't handle any kind of g force very well.
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#6 Scott Monk

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 09:52 AM

I'm with Jens on the Transvideo 8". Had this one for over a year it's perfect. Also, support from Transvideo has been top-notch; that's VERY important.

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#7 axel ebermann

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 10:14 AM

For built-in level I think Transvideo is pretty much the only choice right now (aka a level that does something for you.

the 'level' on the DP7 is a cruel joke...)

For outside visibility try the Boland. It has a matte screen surface vs. the shiny glass that everybody

else is using. I like that because it reduces glare a lot.

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#8 MarkKaravite


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Posted 13 July 2017 - 10:15 PM

Sasha, if you're looking for a fantastic level, take a look at XCS HD PDL.  It's expensive, but as with every XCS product, it's top notch.

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#9 chris fawcett

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Posted 24 July 2017 - 08:53 AM

I've used Transvideo for 9 years. Given the level of reliability and ruggedness, I wouldn't consider any other monitor. The image is fantastic too. Look at the blacks—they're black. You don't see that too often in super-bright monitors.



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