Marco Presi wrote:
However, among all the monitors I have taken in consideration (also LCD) I never found a monitor which allows to modify the RGB offset in order to perform the calibration with argyll. How cirtical is this point?
I'm sure there are various guides on the web to choosing a monitor that would be useful. Any article that explains the different characteristics of the panel technology is probably a good lead (ie. look for LCD + IPS + PVA). The black characteristics of an LCD are pretty much fixed by the nature of the pixels when they are off (blocking light), and the backlight. The black level will change as the backlight level is changed, but one of the things about an LCD is that the color of the black (the black point) is often slightly different to the color of the white point (ie. the "off" state of the pixels is not a neutral filter). A very few displays have a RGB LED backlights, and these permit modifying the white point of the display directly, and this will probably alter the black point as well.
Which are the most critical parameters to take in consideration while choosing a monitor?
In my opinion: Black level Viewing angle Uniformity Stability Dead Pixels Gamut and you need to put screen size and cost in there somewhere :-) There are many other details that will be important for some people: Resolution Brightness DVI, HDCP In monitor LUTs > 8 bit Calibration software & instrument Graeme Gill.