As seen in the [Step 1] Finding the perfect panel! thread, approximately 40% of votes want a panel for “professional use”. The purpose of this poll is to determine why. The question is this: do people want a panel for this use because that is their career, or because to them, “professional” means “the best”?
We can’t have the best. Not in EVERYTHING. Also, “professional” isn’t “the best” - it’s a very specific subset of monitor. So, this poll is to help us gain context into - again, a recurring theme in Eve projects - where we can make compromises, and where we need to focus.
Edit: imagine poll option 2 to read as this:
To me, accuracy is quality. I want my every-day display to be “real” - I don’t appreciate fake, overblown or undersaturated colours, but I’m willing to sacrifice a small amount of colour accuracy if it means improving other critical display metrics.
- I want a professional monitor for actual professional work. “Professional” means colour accuracy and usable brightness at all costs. I do photo/video editing or design as a career, and require what is on display to mirror what is seen in real-life.
- To me, accuracy is quality. I want a professional monitor because I want my every-day display to be “real” - I don’t appreciate fake, overblown or undersaturated colours.
Myself, I’m firmly in the latter camp. Having been party to friends that have monitors with high refresh rates and HDR panels, I have come to realize that these things are far more important than pursuing accuracy to the Nth degree. Especially in a panel that isn’t used as a livelihood. I like accuracy, but if I had to choose between 85% gamut accuracy and 144hz, even 75hz - I’d choose 75hz every single time. The purpose of this poll is entirely to help us gain perspective on what was voted on, and what we all really want!