Anyone used new LCDs

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by stuuke, Jul 22, 2004.

  1. macrumors regular

    Apr 19, 2004
    Has anyone got their new Apple LCD or seen one? Any thoughts, color callibration, clarity, response time etc..
  2. thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 19, 2004
  3. macrumors 6502a

    Mar 22, 2004
    Texas, USA
    I don't have any scientific way to test the results so this is all observation. Note I am upgrading from an old 15" ibm flat panel so the differential is large.

    I got my new 23" on tuesday and due to the fact that my G5 isn't shipping yet I hooked it up to my Windows box. I have to say the color, clarity and brightness is amazing. (I had to turn down the brightness.) I am not sure if it is attributed to the widescreen aspect or the resolution or the quality (likely all three), but the feeling i get was in line with the first time i watched an american football game in HD (seeing the grass, feeling like you were actually there). (I've got a wallpaper pic of the colleseum up right now and it looks like I'm looking at the real thing.)

    For viewing angle, anywhere i look at the monitor from its the same. It almost makes it look like a poster on the display (thats how uniform the viewing angle is).

    So far I've played UT2004 and Neverwinter (note again I'm on a Windows machine until my G5 arrives) and it looked good. I wasn't upgrading from a CRT so I can't compare there, but there was no blurring, etc.

    Watching a DVD via windows media player was also good.

    Overall I am very very impressed and pleased with the purchase. I can't imagine what it would be like with the 30". Probably unreal.
  4. thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 19, 2004
  5. macrumors 6502

    Mar 20, 2004
    NYC & Baltimore
    they are amazing. I'm waiting on delivery for my 23" HD, and I got a chance to play arouind with one at the apple store- you should go check them out.
  6. thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 19, 2004
    Has there been any word on how well color callibrated these are? I know there are suppose to be some new LCD's released at the end of the year that match CRT's color gamut but working with photos alot it is a concern.

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