BEST LCD for 2008 MAC PRO

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by TyleRomeo, Feb 11, 2008.

  1. macrumors 6502a

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    I'm looking for the best 1920x1200 LCD (23 or 24 inch) that also has an HDMI connector for under a grand. Anyone have their thoughts on their favorite?
     
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    Yeah I just saw that Dell 2408. Nice specs and has HDMI but when is it shipping? I see nothing about it on Dell's site.
     
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    I know that says 2408, but it looks like the '07 model.
     
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    Are you wanting to go from the video card to HDMI?
     
  7. DWS
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    I know. But that's good if you want to add a second monitor later on.
     
  8. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    No my mac pro's 8800GTs DVI ports won't do. I'm getting a blackmagic HDMI card for color monitoring with Final Cut Pro.
     
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    Have you looked at the Matrox MXO?

    I've been looking for a good solution to monitor HD footage and I really like the MXO. It has Colorbars with Blue Only so you can dial in the color and it plays back interlaced footage fairly well. It's not perfect but it's close enough for me and for the price you can't beat it. We did a 17 day HD shoot down in Panama last year and I took my ACD and the Matrox box so we could look at Dailies off of my MacBook Pro. Worked Great and the client was very happy.

    Just be careful about making critial color decisions based on playback off of a consumer set.
     
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    I thought of that but MXO cost a grand by itself. This is for studio use only, I could get a decklink card with HDSDI and comp. for the same price.
     
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    Does anyone have either of the 2208's yet? They don't have HDMI but the one with the webcam has good specs and for $299 it seems like a great price. It's stricly for the MP, so I don't care about HDCP for now.

    I just checked out the specs on my viewsonic lcd's - both are 300:1, one is 30 ms and the larger one is 50ms!!
     
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    the samsung (stated above) is the best you can get for your budget.
     
  14. macrumors 6502

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    just got my NEC LCD 247OWNX AND OMG I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    no hdmi though.. ill just use a hdmi->dvi converter if i need to
     
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    Dell 2208 driver for Mac?

    Is there any way to install a driver for my Dell 2208 onto my Mac ?
     
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    Dell UltraSharp 2709W is fantastic (699.00 at Dell on sale), I don't like the plastic or finger heat buttons but as a monitor, awesome! I have two hooked up to my Mac Pro '08.

    Also has Display Port with HDMI. ;)
     
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    Cinema Display. Get a cheap ACER 1920x1200 1080P 24" LCD with HDMI for the gaming/tv capability. But undoubtedly the Cinema Display is the BEST computer display for graphic, photo, video, design. No other.
     

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