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Subject: [Leica] Mark, your new NEC screen
From: mark at (Mark Rabiner)
Date: Wed, 01 Feb 2012 18:59:13 -0500

Thanks for the tip Richard. If it keeps going like its going I'm going to
for sure have to do that next month with my next check. The manual controls
are opaque. There are dozens of paramiters not mentioned in any
documentation as to what they might possibly mean or do. And I did download
the manual. Which pretty much says "hook up the wires and good luck".
Its the Nec E231W monitor 23 inch.
Which I'm now lowering two inches as my Neck is starting to go.
Its an LCD with a LED backlight. So its perhaps some kind of hybrid?
I never did get it straight which was better LCD or LED anyway. Maybe both
is better.
I do like the look shape and and size of the thing.
And so far I still like the way the word "NEC" looks.

It was pretty much dead out of the water till I clicked "mirror".
Which does not mean left to right instead of right to left as a photographer
might think.
HULU movies now look pretty darned good but no way can I use it for a
photograph I crutch every morning and put up on my  LUG gallery. I still
have to use my macbook pro 13" built in for that.
Until I get a flash of lucidity in the monitor set up department.
Cross your fingers for me.
In front of your back.
And think happy thoughts.

Mark R.

> From: Richard Man <richard at>
> Reply-To: Leica Users Group <lug at>
> Date: Wed, 1 Feb 2012 14:35:36 -0800
> To: Leica Users Group <lug at>
> Subject: [Leica] Mark, your new NEC screen
> Mark, now that you have a real screen, you should calibrate it. At the
> minimum, go through the free Colorsync management set up on your Mac to get
> it more right. The best is if you purchase one of the those spider thingie
> for $100-$150 and use something like X-Rite for calibration.
> X-Rite is one of the best brands, and I have heard very good things about
> Color Munki. You want to check them out.
> On Wed, Feb 1, 2012 at 10:23 AM, Mark Rabiner <mark at> 
> wrote:
>> Another paranoid view which I like to take is they want your money for
>> "insurance" just like the mob wants it for "protection" and if you give it
>> to them you get your package if you don't you don't.
>> So I always insure. Its money they feel like they are entitled to.
>> Also as you're insured they do have to give you that money if your gear
>> disappears. The rest is less mystery. Nothing mysteriously disappears.
>> I type this my first lug message with a 23inch NEC screen.
>> Instead of the 13 inch built into my laptop.
>> I am now a real man. I have a flatscreen.
>> Though my ego boundaries have not quite expanded to the 23 inches yet.
>> I'm a big overwhelmed - getting it looking right is going to be a long 
>> haul
>> I have a feeling.
>> It took me an hour to find the "mirror" button in my prefs so I have
>> something on it other than my screen background pic.
>> Right now this looks blue and washed out. But the HULU video I just
>> summoned
>> up looks much better than before.
>> Any tips? O I forgot this is supposed to be about main getting stolen.
>> --
>> Mark R.
>>> From: Peter Cheyne <geordiepete211 at>
>>> Reply-To: Leica Users Group <lug at>
>>> Date: Thu, 2 Feb 2012 03:15:38 +0900
>>> To: Leica Users Group <lug at>
>>> Subject: [Leica]  Insure your parcels from UK Post Office!
>>> Yes, Ric,
>>> something like that!
>>> I'm loath to buy a new 35/1.2, because it shouldn't have been stolen
>>> or "lost".  However, I probably will end up replacing it.
>>> The postal rule that parcels must have a label declaring the package's
>>> value is just an advertisement that encourages either deceit on the
>>> sender's part, or theft for the tempted.
>>> Best wishes,
>>> Peter
>>> _______________________________________________
>>> Leica Users Group.
>>> See for more information
>> _______________________________________________
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> -- 
> // richard <>
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