Advice on video monitor please

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GlynH
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I am in the process of buying a video monitor to use with a new DVStorm.

I was initially going to go with the Panasonic TM14 that I saw reviewed in the mag but since then I have looked at the JVC TM1700 for £375 (+VAT)and it seems a much better quality monitor to me.

I would however like a monitor that has a second S-Video input - the TM1700 has 2 S-Video sockets but one of those is a pass-thru' - misleading info on the JVC spec sheet.

Does anyone know of a good quality monitor that has a second S-Video connector?

The reason I need a second input is I also want to use the monitor to connect to my Roland S-760 sampler which has RGB/S-Video/Composite out - I have seen the composite display and it is poor. I am hoping the S-Video output on the S-760 will be sharper.

Any ideas on the above or any monitor advice generally? Do people prefer Sony to JVC for instance? Is there a marked difference?

Looking to spend @ £400 mark (+VAT)

Thanks in advance.

Regards,
-=Glyn=-

harlequin
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we use jvc dual s-video input monitors at work on our rt2000's.
supplied by http://www.creativevideo.co.uk , who will have them in stock.
will find code off machines tomorrow morning and post it.

found them in another reply i made ages ago :

JVC tm-1700 tn's

[This message has been edited by sepulcre (edited 22 January 2002).]

Gary MacKenzie

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GlynH
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Hi Sepulcre,

Many thanks for taking the time to reply.

I wonder if that is the same model I mentioned or does the TN stand for something else?

The .pdf file I have here calls it the PN

If we are talking about the same monitor then although it has 2 S-Video sockets is one not a pass-thru'?

Funnily enough I am buying from CVP as well...:)

What are your opinions on the monitor?

Thanks & regards,
-=Glyn=-

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harlequin
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quote:Originally posted by GlynH:
Hi Sepulcre,

Many thanks for taking the time to reply.

I wonder if that is the same model I mentioned or does the TN stand for something else?

The .pdf file I have here calls it the PN

If we are talking about the same monitor then although it has 2 S-Video sockets is one not a pass-thru'?

Funnily enough I am buying from CVP as well...:)

What are your opinions on the monitor?

Thanks & regards,
-=Glyn=-

[This message has been edited by GlynH (edited 22 January 2002).]

i'll have to check tomorrow at work but i certainly thought they were 2x input as there is a choice on the front panel.

considering i don't normally trust/like jvc these monitors have been great.

a definate 2 s-video input monitor is one that i have had now for over 8 years , from panasonic , and no longer made .... those id's i will definately have to look for tomorrow ......but they are 'studio monitors' and therefore a little more expensive.

Gary MacKenzie

sepulce@hotmail.com ( an account only used for forum messages )

Thinkserver TS140 , 750ti Graphics card  & LG 27" uws led backlight , Edius 8

Humax Foxsat HD Pvr / Humax Fox T2 dvbt

GlynH
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Hey this is almost realtime...No rendering...;^)

The TM1700-PN does have two inputs - switchable from the front panel.

It is fitted with 2 composite inputs and 1 S-Video input so you are able to toggle between either.

Unfortunately for me that still means only the one S-Video input :-(

The output looked great and that is the main thing though...price also seemed cheaper than I would have thought at £375.

Thanks & regards,
-=Glyn=-