BenQ FP241W Monitor

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Rokusaburo, Nov 14, 2006.

  1. Rokusaburo macrumors member

    Rokusaburo

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    Hey All,

    I've been looking into 23-24" monitors to buy with my new mac pro and I came across this BenQ beauty (http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/2006/11/07/Benq_FP241W/1.html).

    According to reviews, the FP241W seems to perform a lot better than both the ACD 23" and Dell 2407FPW and has a huge range of inputs. The only disadvantage, it would seem, is the lack of 1:1 pixel mapping, meaning that 16:9 and 4:3 sources would be stretched out to the 16:10 dimensions of the display.

    My question is whether or not this would apply in OSX/Windows when connected via DVI.

    If, for example, I were to play a DVD or watch a video file (16:9 or 4:3) in OSX using DVD Player or QuickTime, would the video be stretched out to 16:10 or not.
     
  2. sblasl macrumors 6502a

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  3. richpjr macrumors 68020

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    I just ordered this monitor today for my MacPro. Since I'll just have it hooked up to my computer the 1:1 scaling isn't a big deal to me.
     
  4. richpjr macrumors 68020

    richpjr

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    I just received the monitor and am letting it warm up for an hour before I calibrate with my Spyder2. Boy is this thing big! I have never used a 24" monitor before and the screen real estate is superb. I'll report on the details after it's calibrated.
     
  5. sblasl macrumors 6502a

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    Enjoy!!

    Look forward to hearing what you think.

    Maybe some pictures, if possible?

     

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