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NEC SpectraView Reference 242 - 24 Inch IPS Colour Accurate Display with Hood

  • NEC SpectraView Reference 242 ips
  • NEC SpectraView Reference 242 colour calibrating
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Product Description

The NEC SpectraView Reference 242 boasts an amazing 99.3% Adobe RGB coverage and has been specifically designed for colour-critical digital image processing and pre-press workflow applications. The new satin finish anti-glare coating delivers a wonderfully sharp, crisp image with deep blacks. Please note this is the full Reference spec model and not the slightly less well specified NEC SpectraView 242. Shipping is free and if you can find a better price give us a call and we'll see if we can beat it.

All the NEC SpectraView Reference models now come with a full 5 year warranty and 6 month pixel defect guarantee. The NEC SpectraView Reference 242 uses one of the latest 10-bit AH-IPS panels with an innovative GB-R LED backlight. It's a great monitor and should be on the shortlist for anyone wanting a colour accurate 24 inch screen. It comes with SpectraView Profiler software for effortless hardware calibration. SpectraView Profiler supports most common colorimeters including the i1 Display Pro.

SpectraView Reference 242 Key Features

  • 24 Inch GB-R LED IPS Panel
  • 99.3% Adobe RGB colour gamut
  • 1920 x 1200 resolution
  • 5 year warranty, 6 month zero pixel defect guarantee. 
  • DVI-D, Display Port, HDMI & D-Sub connections
  • Compatible with Windows 8.1 & Mac OS 10.10 and earlier
  • Comes with DVI, Mini Display Port & Display Port cables
  • Includes SpectraView Profiler software & shading hood

To view the full specification click here.

Ideal For: Professional Photographers, Pre-Press, Pro Video and Designers

For our advice on choosing a monitor go to: Monitor Buying Guide.

Why buy your NEC from Native Digital?  We've been selling NEC screens since 2005 and have a wealth of knowledge and experience. We specialise in high-end monitors and colour calibration equipment for professional users and can advise you on the right equipment to use, and importantly, how to use it. As well as pre-sales advice, we're happy to talk to customers and provide post-sales advice and support as required via the phone, email or our remote support facility.

Don't forget that our news / support / blog website regularly features articles on monitors along with hints, tips and views on calibration and profiling. You can visit the site here: http://nativedigital.co.uk/site/blog

Fully Tested for Colour Accuracy

The SpectraView Reference 242 is based on the MultiSync PA242 but each one has to go through a lot of testing, measurement and very tight quality standards to make the grade. It isn't simply a PA242 with a hood. Each SpectraView is measured for colour and brightness uniformity and any variations are corrected. The gamma curves are all measured and adjusted as well. The firmware is upgraded to allow for full look up table hardware calibration via the included SpectraView Profiler software.

SpectraView Profiler is a version of the excellent BasicColor Display software. It's easy to use with many advanced features - all you need is a compatible colorimeter such as the i1 Display Pro or Spyder4. The hood shades the monitor from overhead or side ambient light and the 5 year warranty and pixel defect warranty give you real peace of mind. The SpectraView Reference 242 is a solid investment in the quality of your images. The better your monitor the better you, are able to accurately retouch.

Zero Defect Pixel Warranty

If the screen has or develops any full pixel or sub pixel fault in the first six months from purchase then NEC will replace or repair the unit under warranty. Pixel defects are very rare in this quality of LCD panel.

Addtional Features

  • Comprehensive 5-Year Warranty.
  • 150 mm height adjustment with 90° portrait rotation.
  • Colour Space Emulation. Each input can be assigned to the 3D LUT (9x9x9) to define a unique colour space, e.g. sRGB, Adobe RGB.
  • Integrated USB HUB (2 up; 3 down). Can be used to attach USB peripherals such as mouse and keyboard. At the same time the 2 up connectors can be assigned to different video inputs.

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  1. Superb piece of kit! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 7th Mar 2014

    This is an excellent monitor, no question.
    I ended up profiling it with my i1 Display Pro (which I already had on my system) as I had a slight difficulty setting up Spectra View (which comes with the monitor).
    I have recently finished a pile of work for print which was proofed by my print house - the proofs were as close a match to the monitor as you can expect.
    So, the whole colour management process works very well and the monitor is clearly extremely accurate. Happy days!
    Thanks to Native Digital.

  2. Amazing Monitor 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 13th Dec 2013

    Monitor arrived in perfect condition and I have to say its probably the best monitor I've ever used. Really happy with it, and the price is very competitive. Thank you Native Digital.