HP dreamcolor display
I’ve had a 24″ HP DreamColor display for some time now and I’ve recently included it in my new Adobe TV rig for creating Adobe Beginner Classes shows. The basic premise of this display is that instead of 16.7 million colors that are possible on a normal LCD, you can see a billion.
At NAB, I was invited to participate in the corporate Adobe and HP meeting and HP took the time to run through a number of exciting things that are coming out including the new Z stations. At the meeting, I was able to meet one of the managers in the DreamColor division. I said to him that while the display was awesome, I was hoping to get it calibrated to see what it really should look like. HP was very kind and I had one on the Monday after NAB.
Well, I just ran the software and calibration routine (with the associated hardware) and all I can say is WOW!
To quote the Incredibles movie – "That was totally wicked!!!" I’ve never seen a display just POP like this one does – the colors are so vibrant and fantastic. The Adobe interfaces look incredibly accurate and clean. There is something intangible about what you’re seeing on the DreamColor, that typing this on my MacBook Pro LCD seems to be faded, dull and insipid in comparison. What’s next is to hook up the DisplayPort from the Quadro CX card on my other HP xw9400 and see what it looks like.
If we can get a video input on this in the future, I believe we’re looking at the future of HD monitoring. Adobe + RED camera + Quadro CX + HP Dreamcolor display = Kickin!