NEC PA322UHD-BK-SV 31.5" 16:9 UHD IPS 4K Monitor with SpectraViewII

NEC PA322UHD-BK-SV 31.5" 16:9 UHD IPS 4K Monitor with SpectraViewII

NEC PA322UHD-BK-SV 31.5" 16:9 UHD IPS 4K Monitor with SpectraViewII

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Product Highlights

  • In-Plane Switching (IPS) Technology
  • DP / DP-OPS / HDMI / DVI-D Inputs
  • 3840 x 2160 Resolution
  • 1,000:1 Contrast Ratio
  • 350 cd/m² Brightness
  • 176°/176° Viewing Angles
  • 10 ms Response Time
  • 14-Bit Lookup Table
  • OPS Slot for SB-01HC and SB-04HC Cards
  • Optional Cards Add 3G/HD/SD-SDI Input
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NEC PA322UHD Overview

  • 1Description

When color accuracy is a priority the PA322UHD-BK-SV 31.5" 16:9 UHD IPS 4K Monitor with SpectraViewII from NEC has you covered with 99.2% coverage of the Adobe RGB color space and a 14-bit 3D internal programmable lookup table. This enhanced color coverage is backed up by a 3840 x 2160 resolution, 350 cd/m² brightness rating, a 1,000:1 contrast ratio, and a 10 ms response time. This NEC color accurate monitor also comes equipped with a variety of connectors including DisplayPort, DisplayPort OPS, HDMI, and DVI-D inputs making it easy to plug into a variety of computer configurations. Accompanying the input connectors, you can also take advantage of an integrated USB hub allowing you to connect USB compatible peripherals directly to the display.

For enhanced color management, this NEC monitor includes MultiProfiler software. This software allows you to control nearly every aspect of the monitor from adjusting the color output to creating and customizing different custom Picture Mode configurations. You can even configure the display to receive two video signals simultaneously which can be viewed in a picture-in-picture or picture-by-picture format. The integrated USB hub can also be configured using the MultiProfiler software to function as a keyboard, video, mouse, or (KVM) switch.

To further enhance the color accuracy capabilities of this NEC monitor you can use the included SpectraViewII software and custom X-Rite i1 Display Pro-based colorimeter to further tweak the color accuracy settings.

Integrated OPS slot supports the SB-01HC and SB-04HC option cards to give the display 3G-SDI, HD-SDI and SD-SDI input capabilities
Enhanced screen performance with a 1,000:1 contrast ratio, 3840 x 2160 UHD native resolution, and 350 cd/m2 brightness rating
The OPS slot supports the SB-01HC and SB-04HC option cards to give the display 3G-SDI, HD-SDI and SD-SDI input capabilities
The 14-bit 3D internal programmable lookup tables (LUTs) allow for improved calibration
Picture-in-Picture and Picture-by-Picture modes increase productivity by displaying two or four sources simultaneously
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 controls two computers with only one keyboard and mouse
Wide connectivity includes two DisplayPort with 10-bit support, four 10-bit HDMI, two DVI-D inputs as well as a USB hub
The NaViSet Administrator 2 Free software solution greatly eases administration and management of larger display device installations
SpectraViewII software and NEC custom X-Rite i1 Display Pro-based colorimeter included
MultiProfiler Application
A variety of Monitor controls: MultiProfiler 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 configured using MultiProfiler. 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, MultiProfiler helps you create a completely custom Picture Mode configuration, including controlling the gamma characteristics, color gamut and white point.

Picture-in-Picture (PIP) configuration: The PIP modes can be completely configured directly in MultiProfiler, including the PIP mode, the video inputs and the Picture Mode for the second video input. This greatly simplifies the management of multiple computer configurations.

DisplaySync Pro and USB hub configuration: The integrated USB hub in MultiSync PA Series monitors also can be managed through MultiProfiler 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 MultiProfiler. 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: MultiProfiler automatically generates and updates ICC proles as the color modes are selected or adjusted, reducing the need for a profiling package to prole the monitor.
In the Box
NEC PA322UHD-BK-SV 31.5" 16:9 UHD IPS 4K Monitor with SpectraViewII
  • Power Cable
  • Mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort Cable
  • DisplayPort Cable
  • USB 3.0 A to B Cable
  • Mounting Screws
  • SpectraView II Display Calibration Software
  • SpectraSensor Pro Color Calibration Sensor
  • Limited 4-Year Warranty
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    NEC PA322UHD Specs

    Size 31.5"
    Panel Type IPS-Type LCD
    Touchscreen No
    Resolution 3840 x 2160
    Aspect Ratio 16:9
    Pixels Per Inch (ppi) 140 ppi
    Maximum Brightness 350 cd/m2
    Contrast Ratio 1000:1
    Adaptive Sync Technology None
    Horizontal Frequency 31.5 to 236.7 kHz
    Vertical Frequency 24 to 87 Hz
    Bit Depth / Color Support 8-Bit+FRC (1.07 Billion Colors)
    Look-Up Table 14-Bit
    Color Gamut 99.2% Adobe RGB
    92.4% NTSC
    136.3% sRGB
    Response Time 10 ms
    Viewing Angle Horizontal: 176°
    Vertical: 176°
    Dot Pitch 0.18 x 0.18 mm
    Inputs / Outputs
    Connectivity 2 x USB Input
    3 x USB Type-A Output
    2 x DVI-D
    2 x DisplayPort Input
    4 x HDMI
    Power Consumption 95 W (Typical)
    4.6 W (Standby)
    Operating Temperature 41 to 95°F / 5 to 35°C
    Storage Temperature 14 to 140°F / -10 to 60°C
    Operating Humidity 30 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
    Mounting-Hole Pattern 100 x 100 mm, 200 x 100 mm
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 29.3 x 18.4 x 11.9" / 74.5 x 46.7 x 30.2 mm (With Stand)
    29.3 x 17.4 x 3.9" / 74.5 x 44.1 x 10.0 mm (Without Stand)
    Weight 45.2 lb / 20.5 kg
    31.3 lb / 14.2 kg (Without Stand)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 60.6 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 35.0 x 25.5 x 17.0"

    NEC PA322UHD Reviews

    PA322UHD-BK-SV 31.5- 16:9 UHD IPS 4K Monitor with SpectraViewII is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 10.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful Colors, Tiny Menus Upgrading from a 30 NEC 2500x1600 (LCD3090WQXi) to this monitor was completely painless: plug and play on a late 2013 Mac Pro with D700's running 10.10.3. My monitor from B&H included a mini display port cable. The system font comes out pretty small at default resolution: I guess that's the deal with 4K. You can select various resolution scaling settings in the Display prefs to mitigate this problem, if you are willing to accept that it may perfect performance. I haven't tried the color calibration tools yet. My box arrived with a Spyder 4 colorimeter, not the one shown in the B&H image. I'll update this post when I've tried using it.
    Date published: 2015-04-17
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Zero Customer Support I purchased this monitor last August when NEC offered a free hood with the display. You just had to go through the usual bureaucratic process to get the hood after receiving the display. Never happened. Repeated attempts to get NEC to send the hood have been replied to by big promises to send the hood followed by silence. Never again NEC. I truly regret not having spent more to get the Eizo display. This has been my first, and last NEC display. It's pathetic that a company can supply a pretty good product accompanied by customer service at the bottom of the stack.
    Date published: 2016-05-13
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from And good luck if it breaks... Update: The good: The Quadro M4000 driver issue has been resolved, and that video card now plays nicely with the monitor. And when the monitor works, it is fantastic. But the bad: after three months, my PA322UHD-BK-SV monitor started displaying random colors and needed to be replaced under warranty. Its a four-year warranty, but as many others have noted, good luck with that. The NEC service folks are nice, but I just got my third (yes, third) refurbished replacement monitor. Every single replacement has had noticeable screen flaws, and I suspect that each of these refurbished monitors was returned to NEC for precisely that reason. Getting a new monitor is not an option under their warranty. I feel like their customer service folks are trying to help but that they have no real control over the quality of the replacements. NEC should be very, very ashamed of their warranty. For a flagship product at a premium price, their customers deserve much better.
    Date published: 2017-02-28
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from NEC's Good Short Term, Bad Long Term For full disclosure I'm a commercial photographer and the monitor I'm discussing is for color critical work done by my high-end retoucher (ie we know what we're talking about). I give this 5 Stars for 12 months. After that, it is 100% going to degrade, shift colors side-to-side and burn in the middle. What's better is their warranty is a con. I could post my emails, but the short of it is, my monitor failed to maintain color so it was blue on one side, magenta on the other. I send it in after performing the myriad of tests before they themselves confirm my problem and agree to take care of it under warranty. This is where it gets interesting... I asked to have my monitor fixed. The customer service person said they may just send me a replacement from their reconditioned stock since it's more cost effective. I said I'd rather have mine fixed knowing that the screen panel would have to be replaced and I would be guaranteed the proper fix. They told me I'd probably get a reconditioned regardless of my wishes. I'm currently looking at my third replacement. The first two had color and burning issues as well. Come to find out the geniuses determining the standards of quality was the WAREHOUSE crew, not service technicians. This third monitor I'm currently looking at has a black/blue spot burned into the screen as well as a blue bar burned in at the bottom. This is after they promised me it was a new screen panel! After two other failures! It's all in writing so I've got them legally thankfully but why bother!? Eizo is a better product to begin with so don't waste your money and time here on a garbage product with a garbage warranty with a garbage Quality Control procedure done by warehouse people. Your choice. May seem good short-term but for the money you'll pay the ultimate price when it fails too soon.
    Date published: 2016-02-17
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent monitor, small gripes This is an absolutely fantastic monitor in almost every sense except cost. The colors are the most accurate of any monitor that I have owned. The 4k display is beautiful for photo editing. The spectraview II software does its job very well (mostly, see below), and it is easy to match the accurate colors of this monitor to my prints. Well done NEC. A few gripes: (1) The spectraview II software that comes prepackaged with this display does not recognize or support this monitor. You have to download a more recent version of the software from the NEC website. (3) The spectraview II software is unhappy if the calibration sensor is not plugged in at startup. The software attempts to redetect the display before deciding that it is an unknown display and unable to communicate with any supported display monitors. I can restart the software and manually switch the display configuration to get around this problem, but it's easier to just leave the NEC-branded x-rite calibration sensor plugged into the display. (3) The monitor's luminance is not as uniform as I would like. On a black screen I can see very slight differences between the upper-right quadrant and other quadrants. It's not quite bad enough to warrant a return, but it's close. A high-cost super-premium monitor should not show any variation (hence 4 of 5 stars). (4) The latest drivers of the nvidia quadro M4000 graphics card (windows 10) do not play nicely with this monitor. I have to restart several times before the card and the monitor will shake hands. That's not NEC's fault, but there aren't many choices for good graphics cards that can drive this monitor at 4k and 60hz. So you are stuck with an annoying restart problem. It's the same driver for a lot of the quadro cards, so other quadro cards might (or might not) have the same issue. I'm hopeful this will improve with updated drivers in the near future. All-in-all a superb monitor, and I am happy overall, but be aware of the possible quirks above.
    Date published: 2016-10-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this Monitor I am a landscape photographer and I have been using two Apple 20 in monitors. I knew that I needed to upgrade to a monitor with more resolution but was undecided. When I came across this one I decided to see if it would be compatible with my Apple Mac Pro 5.1 6 core 3.33 Ghz. I read the only review and it was from a Mac user with a similar configuration. That helped me to decide to pull the trigger and purchase one. To put it mildly I love it! First I called B&H and asked some questions. I gave the expert my video card information and after a few seconds he said it was compatible. Thank you very much I'll take one. It arrived a couple of days later in a very large box. It was well packed and looked sweet! I had already done some changes to my desk to accommodate the larger display so within 5 minutes I had this amazing monitor up and running. I now could see things in my photographs that were undetectable with my Apple monitors, amazing actually. I already had a calibration system and after I calibrated the monitor it was flawless! As the first poster mentioned the print on the screen was very small. Enter the accessibility settings. It took awhile to get everything to my liking but now I have it. Also in Photoshop you can increase the size of menus in the interface settings. If you were in doubt about this monitor, cast them aside and go for it, amazing is all I can say.
    Date published: 2015-12-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from No issues after several years I'm surprised by the reviews here. I've had this monitor for almost 2 years now and not a single issue to report. No color burn, no inconsistencies that I've noticed. I am a pro photographer using it for color-critical work. I regularly calibrate. I can't speak to the warranty/company issues, but the hardware has been great.
    Date published: 2017-10-31
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Monitor Available Right Now This was a huge upgrade for me, and one that will hopefully last a very long time. I have used Apple monitors throughout my career, and for the most part they have served me quite well. However, I do a lot of printing, sharing across multiple display platforms and video color grading. The ability to truly see what colors, and resolution, are being presented was the reasoning for getting the NEC monitor. So far, it has proved itself worthy. There are some drawbacks. It's enormous! I think it clocks in at close to 50 pounds with the stand. Some of the ports are useless and require adapters. Display port and upstream USB. Ports that were state of the art, for PC's over five years ago. But, once you get over that the monitor is great! I'm not s color scientist, nor a reviewer, so I'll leave the specs and data to those articles available. From a user standpoint though, this monitor is worth the price, performs well and has all the bells and whistles. Go for it.
    Date published: 2016-02-07
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    Does the SpectraViewII bundle include the i1 display pro sensor or must that be bought separately?
    Asked by: Paul B.
    No, it includes the SpectraSensor Pro Color Calibration Sensor which would be used with the SpectraView software.
    Answered by: James B.
    Date published: 2018-08-25


    Will this work natively with the 2016 mac pro. And will I have to use any workarounds to make this PC monitor work with this Mac Pro?
    Asked by: James L.
    Works well with the Mac Pro (Late 2013). The only issue I've encountered is that it's not supported during the boot sequence over DisplayPort/SST, so you'll get a blank screen until it reaches the login screen. Booting with HDMI does work. This can be a nuisance if you use FileVault, because the display won't be available when you are required to enter your disk password. Hopefully this is something Apple will fix with a firmware update at some point.
    Answered by: Craig B.
    Date published: 2018-08-25


    regarding using this on a mac pro: is there a good work-around for the small default text size at 4K resolution?is the scaling sufficiently usable, or are there issues?
    Asked by: Howard X.
    If you have young eyes, 4K is just about usable on a 32 screen. Othwise, you'll have to scale the interface elements up one notch. It's a non-issue. Everything works fine, smooth and sleek on Yosemite. Text is particularly beautiful. The screen shows no shearing effects resulting from some kludgey adaptation combining two HD screens to create one 4K screen. It's easily the best monitor I've ever owned, better even than my 21 SuperMac Trinitron.
    Answered by: JOHN C.
    Date published: 2018-08-25


    I see there's been questions and responses wrt a Mac Pro. I'm trying to figure out if those answers applied to a +2013 Mac Pro. If you have this connected to the latest Mac Pro, please let us know how you connected the monitor. Also any further insight on how easy it was to set up (plug and play?). Which graphics card are you utilizing (AMD D500 or D700)?This will be used primarily for photography.Thank you.
    Asked by: rafael
    I am using this display with my 2013 Mac Pro. My Mac pro is using the AMD FirePro D500 graphics card. And the connection from the display to the computer is via Mini-DisplayPort to DisplayPort cable (supplied). Additionally the display is connected to the computer with a USB cable (supplied) for calibration. It was very easy to set up. And the Spectraview calibration software is working fine.
    Answered by: Stan B.
    Date published: 2018-08-25


    What is the difference between PA322UHD-BK and PA322UHD-BK-2?
    Asked by: JERRY T.
    One difference is that the BK-2 version has a HDMI 2.0 connector which natively supports 4K resolution at 60Hz. The older version would have required using the DisplayPort connection in MST mode which isn't ideal since the monitor appears as multiple displays to the OS.
    Answered by: Denis C.
    Date published: 2018-08-26


    So, this is PA322UHD-BK not PA322UHD-BK-2, right?
    Asked by: JERRY T.
    Everything that is shipping currently is the -2. Including the SpectraView bundles.
    Answered by: Samantha O. NEC Expert
    Date published: 2018-08-25


    What are the audio features for this model ?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    What is the difference with PA322UHD-BK and PA322UHD-BK-2?
    Answered by: JERRY T.
    Date published: 2018-08-25
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