I am in the market for a new LCD monitor, and I might need a little advice.
First off, I am mostly a boring programmer. I also sometimes tinker with still graphics, and occasionally watch movies. I don't play games a lot, and those I do play are not fast-moving shooters.
1. I spend a lot of time staring at a screen that doesn't have lots of moving things (although this entirely depends on my caffeine level).
2. I mean I spend *A LOT* of time staring at said screen. This means that color defects, bad image quality and such things will distract and annoy.
3. Since I work with graphics and occasionally web design, that "16.2 million color" trick is out of the question. I need the whole deal.
4. When I do need a quickly moving display, it's usually because I'm watching a movie. I'd prefer it to not be horribly awful for that.
So, from reading a bit about the various panel technologies, it seems that either PVA or S-IPS would be most ideal for my uses. From what I've read around the Web, there are conflicting opinion about the color quality of PVA vs. S-IPS, but it seems everyone agrees that PVA has better contrast, and S-IPS has much better response time. I hear TN+ generally doesn't have stellar colour (which would annoy me), and since I don't play fast games, their fast response time wouldn't be particularly useful for me.
If I go with a S-IPS, it'd probably be a 19" LG1910B. If I go with PVA, it'd probably be the new 17" Samsung SyncMaster 720T (so new I haven't found any reviews or tests of it).
Given the needs described, which panel type would you guys suggest, PVA or S-IPS?