NEC PA302W-BK-SV 30" 16:10 IPS Monitor with SpectraView II (Black)

NEC PA302W-BK-SV 30" 16:10 IPS Monitor with SpectraView II (Black)

NEC PA302W-BK-SV 30" 16:10 IPS Monitor with SpectraView II (Black)

B&H # NEPA302WBKSV MFR # PA302W-BK-SV
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Product Highlights

  • In-Plane Switching (IPS) Technology
  • DP, mDP, HDMI, DVI-D, and USB Inputs
  • 2560 x 1600 Native Resolution
  • 1000:1 Contrast Ratio
  • 340 cd/m² Brightness
  • 178°/178° Viewing Angles
  • 6 ms Response Time
  • MultiProfiler Software
  • XtraView+ Technology
  • SpectraView II Color Calibration
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NEC PA302W overview

  • 1Description

The black PA302W-BK-SV 30" 16:10 IPS Monitor with SpectraView II from NEC is an ultimate desktop display for color-critical applications. The innovative GB-R LED backlight provides 99.3% coverage of the Adobe RGB color space while consuming up to 44% less power than comparable CCFL backlights. The monitor is equipped with the SpectraView II color calibration solution. In addition, it utilizes a high-performance AH-IPS LCD panel combined with the SpectraSensor Pro Color Calibration Sensor.

The monitor features the MultiProfiler software that provides complete control over five picture modes, plus the loading of any ICC profile directly into the monitor for optimal color space matching. In addition, it features DisplaySync Pro technology, which allows you to control two computers with a single keyboard and mouse. The monitor also provides wide connectivity options, including both regular and Mini DisplayPort with 10-bit support, 10-bit HDMI, a DVI-D input as well as a USB hub.

SpectraView II calibrates the 14-bit 3D internal programmable lookup tables for precise color.
The monitor provides 99.3% coverage of the AdobeRGB color space.
It features superior screen performance with a 1000:1 contrast ratio, 2560 x 1600 native resolution and 340 cd/m² brightness.
The MultiProfiler software provides complete control over the five picture modes, including the loading of any ICC profile directly into the monitor for optimal color space matching.
DisplaySync Pro allows you to control two computers with a single keyboard and mouse.
The monitor provides wide connectivity options, including both regular and Mini DisplayPort with 10-bit support, 10-bit HDMI, a DVI-D input as well as a USB hub.
The thin-frame monitor features a height-adjustable and quick-release stand with locking base along with tilt and swivel angles.
Ambix4 allows up to three inputs (VGA, DVI-I, and DVI-D) to be connected to a single monitor and enables each of the three signals to be displayed with the press of a button. In addition, Digital Uniformity Compensation reduces screen uniformity errors and compensates for differences in color/grayscale and luminance using new signal processing circuitry.
The XtraView+ technology delivers wide viewing angles of up to 178° horizontally and vertically (up to 89° up, down, left, and right) with less color shift and without any glare, reflection, or distortion.
The AmbiBright technology automatically adjusts the backlight depending on the brightness of ambient lighting conditions. It also enables the monitor to enter the power saving mode whenever the ambient lighting falls below a predetermined value (like when lights are shut off at the end of the day), which can significantly reduce energy consumption.
The auto-adjust feature allows the monitor to be automatically adjusted to optimal image settings when initially turned on.
Multiprofiler Application
A variety of Monitor controls: MultiProler allows you to control the brightness, black level and color gamut directly from the software in addition to many other settings. Changes to settings are made instantly to the monitor.

Picture Mode preset editing: Multiple picture modes can be quickly congured using MultiProler. Choose from the simplicity of built-in sRGB, Adobe RGB, DCI, DICOM, REC-BT709 and High Brightness modes, or load an ICC prole for color matching an existing printer or display. In addition, MultiProler helps you create a completely custom Picture Mode conguration, including controlling the gamma characteristics, color gamut and white point.

Picture-in-Picture (PIP) conguration: The PIP modes can be completely congured directly in MultiProler, including the PIP mode, the video inputs and the Picture Mode for the second video input. This greatly simplies the management of multiple computer congurations.

DisplaySync Pro and USB hub conguration: The integrated USB hub in MultiSync PA Series monitors also can be managed through MultiProler to function as a keyboard/ video/mouse (KVM) switch. This feature maps the USB upstream ports to the various display inputs, which is useful for managing controlling computers attached to the display.

Quick print preview: Create a print preview Picture Mode for your printer by loading its ICC prole in MultiProler. The Picture-in-Picture or Picture-by-Picture function can then be used to view the print preview in real-time.

Automatic generation of ICC proles: MultiProler automatically generates and updates ICC proles as the color modes are selected or adjusted, reducing the need for a proling package to prole the monitor.
UPC: 805736048155
In the Box
NEC PA302W-BK-SV 30" 16:10 IPS Monitor with SpectraView II (Black)
  • Power cable
  • DisplayPort Cable
  • Mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort Cable
  • DVI Cable
  • USB Cable
  • Mounting Screws
  • SpectraView II USB Drive
  • Color Calibration Sensor
  • Limited 4-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description

    NEC PA302W specs

    Display
    Size 29.8"
    Panel Type IPS-Type LCD
    Touchscreen No
    Native Resolution 2560 x 1600
    Aspect Ratio 16:10
    Pixels Per Inch (ppi) 101 ppi
    Maximum Brightness 340 cd/m2
    Contrast Ratio 1000:1
    Adaptive Sync Technology None
    Horizontal Frequency 31.5 to 98.7 kHz
    Vertical Frequency 50 to 85 Hz
    Bit Depth / Color Support 8-Bit+FRC (1.07 Billion Colors)
    Look-Up Table 14-Bit
    Color Gamut 99.3% Adobe RGB
    94.8% NTSC
    146.4% sRGB
    Response Time 6 ms
    Viewing Angle Horizontal: 178°
    Vertical: 178°
    Dot Pitch 0.25 x 0.25 mm
    Inputs / Outputs
    Connectivity 2 x USB Input
    3 x USB Type-A Output
    1 x DVI-D
    1 x DisplayPort Input
    1 x Mini DisplayPort
    1 x HDMI
    Power
    Power Consumption 1.4 W (Standby)
    87 W (Typical)
    Environmental
    Operating Temperature 41 to 95°F / 5 to 35°C
    Storage Temperature 14 to 140°F / -10 to 60°C
    Operating Humidity 20 to 80%
    Storage Humidity 10 to 85%
    Operating Altitude 0 to 16,404' / 0 to 5000 m
    Storage Altitude 0 to 40,000' / 0 to 12,192 m
    Certifications RoHS, as per Manufacturer
    Physical
    Height Adjustment 5.9" / 15 cm
    Mounting-Hole Pattern 100 x 100 mm, 200 x 100 mm
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 27.1 x 17.6 x 3.2" / 68.8 x 44.7 x 8.2 mm (Without Stand)
    27.1 x 18.4 x 11.9" / 68.8 x 46.6 x 30.2 mm (With Stand)
    Weight 37.5 lb / 17 kg
    23.6 lb / 10.7 kg (Without Stand)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 51.05 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 32.75 x 24.9 x 16.75"

    NEC PA302W reviews

    PA302W-BK-SV 30" 16:10 IPS Monitor with SpectraView II (Black) is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 9.
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great gamut, but luminance variations I was surprised by how many of my images benefit from the increased color gamut of this monitor, when I compare them on the NEC vs. my Apple Cinema 30s. Unfortunately, mine has a couple of vertical stripes that are much darker than the rest of the monitor post calibration. I don't know if I just have a bad sample, or if this is to be expected. At this point, I think that either the luminance correction has a problem, or I have a bad sample. The rating that I provided assumes that my sample is typical.
    Date published: 2014-12-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very pleased! I am a professional design artist and my old Apple cinema display died. I have a Eizo 27 from B&H and needed a larger second screen. This is perfect. Hooked right up to my 4GB graphic card and has worked great. Color in Adobe RGB is right on with my large format Epson printer (also from B&H). Happy camper!!
    Date published: 2016-12-15
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from An excellent display. This is my first professional level display. Previously I used high end prosumer displays for years starting with a NEC CRT and up to a Samsung TFT right before this. I've always color calibrated my displays and can tell the difference moving up to this class of display.I love the display and hope to have it for many years to come- but for two things.First, the included stand does not extend high enough. Proper monitor placement requires the user to be sitting straight up with proper posture and looking straight ahead. 20% of the display should be above eye level and 80% below. I'm 5' 11 and the included stand, while definitely sturdy enough, does not work for me.Second, and this may just be me, the black levels are disappointing. When I have a solid black screen displayed the display is a glowing black that is more like a dark gray. With the size of the display I can light my darkened apartment with a black screen well enough to find my way around the rooms. I am use to screens glowing a bit, but this glows more than any other panel I've had or seen. It is not as noticeable when editing photos. (This is post calibration.)I purchased a desk mount so that I could properly position the display. It is next to impossible to find mounts that support the weight. The mount I purchased is supposed to support the weight, but the tilt joint has to be tightened down to the maximum else the display will flop down facing towards the desktop. I do not think there is any positionable mounts for a monitor this size and weight that will work properly. My only other option was to build up the included stand, but that would take up too much desk space. I prefer a post mount clamped on the edge of my desktop.
    Date published: 2014-02-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding Monitor Went from a 10 yr old Dell 24 that worked flawlessly and was still running strong. I just have always wanted a 30 for my photography. As I was unboxing it I almost sent it back for a 27 thinking What have I done? The thing seemed massively unnecessary. Anyway, having to get it out of my system I continued the setup, planning to return it for the more practical 27. (Love B&H!!!) I was shocked at the difference 30 made. Looking at my bird photo's I began to see things I missed beforehand, ie birds in the background with fish in their beaks. The photo's were so much more detailed and the colors true and vibrant. Immediately you know which photo's are the keepers. No need to color check as far as I was concerned. The monitor came attached to the stand which was a big help. It adjusts with great ease. The only difficulty is the monitor cable port, which was in such a tight location it took me 10 minutes of knuckle busting to get it screwed in. The only adjustment I had to make was to turn the brightness down. It was way too bright and hurt my eyes. Easy fix. Although a hefty price, you can see it in the quality. Has a 4 yr warranty. I am so glad I made the purchase since it is something I enjoy and use for hours daily.
    Date published: 2017-02-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Set it and forget it A monitor is a tool. As such it should not draw attention to itself, it should just work properly. I was happy enough with my 7 year old NEC 30 monitor (and hood and Spectraview) that I bought this monitor to replace it. One unexpected bonus is that my 7 year old NEC monitor hood (for a 3090 model monitor) fits this monitor very very well so that I did not need to purchase a new NEC hood for this monitor. I use this monitor for editing photos and highly recommend it.
    Date published: 2016-12-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent quality I upgraded from a 24-inch Dell Ultrasharp 2010 model (1920x1200 resolution), which I used for still photo processing as well as everyday use. I have done my research and have had my eye on this monitor for a couple of years. This NEC monitor is visibly superior in brightness uniformity (which I have set to maximum - not the brightness, but the uniformity), contrast, and colour accuracy. The included calibration solution is vastly superior to the Spyder 4 Elite that I had been using, because of the monitor's internal 14-bit LUTs, among other factors. The feature set on this monitor is also superior, although there are a couple fewer ports (USB and SD). USB 2 (instead of 3) is a bit behind the times. This monitor seems to be constructed with impeccable quality. Its ergonomics are good, too. Installation and calibration were easy. Plugged in the DisplayPort cable, and the monitor worked immediately at native resolution on my Windows 10 PC (Intel Z77 chipset with integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000 video - a rather old vintage). Spectraview2 ran without issue, and my Delta E values are 0.4 for both white point and averaged gray scale. Viewing quality would be even higher were my PC to have 10-bit video instead of 8-bit. The monitor comes with a utility to test the bit depth of your video output and demonstrate the advantage of 10-bit if your system supports it. This monitor isn't cheap, but at the reduced price I paid for it, I am thrilled with the value.
    Date published: 2018-01-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tremendous Screens These units represent a replacement and upgrade for earlier screens which suffered from Rain in the Window Syndrome. It's still a bit early to definitively rate the pair of NEC302's I purchased. There are fewer than 50 hours of usage on either. But the ability of the screen itself to keep track of usage hours indicates the level of detail that went into the design. There were some problems with initial set-up, but these were resolved; the areas of trouble were with computer cabling and operator malfunction. The manual helped with the second one.There's a nice, thick, manual, but not in English. That comes on a large sheet of paper with pictures. Easy to understand and use. I have, just a few minutes ago, been reviewing some of the macros I made (5D Mark 2). An image over 25 wide right in front of your nose can be overwhelming. The screen detail WILL improve your shooting, processing, or both. These images will fare quite well with large-scale projection. The on-screen display is the first I've ever had that has been easy to use. It's in the lower corner, and the buttons are right out where you can see them; the display is so clearly labeled that there's no fuss or groping for the right thing. Both these units have been calibrated with the included SpectraView, but messing about with the cables has caused some doubt. The easy answer is to recalibrate, and I shall. The included Factory Uniformity Calibration sheet shows both units fare in the 0-1 class, where 3 is passing. This is subjectively supported via a view in a dark room as well as looking at a few images. In the olden days, connectors were called Input and Output. Here it's Upstream and Downstream. This makes using the USB ports somewhat of a guessing game. The other inputs have names that were non-existant before retirement. I have to check with the neighbors kids to learn what they are. There does seem to be a difference in the reaction of the Display Port compared to the HDMI; the latter does not provide full vertical deflection unless so directed in the setup menu which then distorts the aspect ratio. I shall attempt to find an adaptor to fool the screen into behaving: some sort of go-between from the computer output to the screen Display Port. These units promise a much better grade of editing. The gamut very closely matches Adobe RGB; excessive brightness could be a problem but that's set by the calibrator; the size permits detail to be seen and edited; the whole approach to Get to Work is eased by the expansive view. Physical restrictions of my work space preclude the full use of all the mechanical options, especially the rise and vertical orientation. The only downside I can think of concerns the sturdiness of the work area. These units are HEAVY!! 50+ pounds each requires good support. Sudden descent into your lap is inappropriate.
    Date published: 2014-07-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A top monitor for the pro or the professionally-inclined This is a great monitor, and similar to other top-end NEC 's I have bought for my DisplayPort-equipped machines I expect it to keep imaging perfectly for many years beyond the 4 years warranty. I especially like the 16:10 format, which I much prefer over my PA271W's 16:9 format for editing photos. Another blessing is the ability to configure it for most anything, esp. colour temperature and differing colour gamuts. The illumination is extremely even and it looks the same when viewed at oblique angles, and it is impressive to see the details when photos are displayed using full-screen. The drawbacks are the higher price and the higher electricity consumption (although I like the power-saving feature that turns the monitor off completely after 2 hours of non-use it can be negated if you like). Another gripe is the general lack of, and lack of descriptions of, instructions for all the features and software: even the User Manual (in pdf form on disc) does not describe all of the options in the on-screen display (OSD) controls such as those around the power saver referred-to above. One concern was that my unit came half way around the world shipped 'naked' in it's (large) NEC box, which suffered some wear and tear but fortunately no damage. Overall, I feel privileged to have this monitor.
    Date published: 2017-01-18
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