CRT Studio Display with 12" PB

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  1. macrumors regular

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    Will Apple's 17" CRT Studio Display (not the ADC ones) work with my 12" PB with mini-DVI? Will I need an adapter besides the mini-DVI to VGA adapter? There is no difference between the bondi blue and graphite varieties right? I don't have the display yet, and would like to make sure it works before I acquire one. I want a apple display on a budget, and this will fit the bill if it works. Thanks in advance.

    This is the display I'm talking about:
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  2. macrumors 68040

    Macmaniac

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    If you are going to try to buy one don't bother. You could probably pay a lot less for a new 17in CRT that has better quality picture, and a warranty. If you do want the 17in Apple Studio display it uses VGA, so you just need to get a mini-DVI to VGA adapter.
     
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    cluthz

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    Yeah I have one of these displays on my G4, and it works with my Powerbook, with the vga-adapter that came with my powerbook.
    It only supports 1280x960@75hz, but it was a great display when i was introduced, and its still pretty decent. But don't pay much for it..
     
  4. thread starter macrumors regular

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    What would be an acceptable price? I want a display that will look at home next time my iMac, or next to the PB, with decent picture quality (equal or better than my iMac). I have never used a display with a resolution higher than 1024x768 on a regualr basis, so 1280x960@75hz will probably seem massive to me.
     
  5. macrumors 6502

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    I have that exact same setup, I payed $45 for my monitor and it is in very good condition. . I really recommend it. Oh, and the included (with PB) mini adapter is all you need. The monitor is amazingly crisp and clear, though there have been rumors of iffy quality (but if it has lasted this long you can probably bet that it'll be pretty safe)

    Here are some pics of my setup, I'm sorry for the bad quality, they were taken with a camcorder! I will work on getting better pics tomorrow in daylight.

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  6. macrumors 6502

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    I just took some new pictures that are slightly better, but still not great. Maybe I can borrow a digital camera from a friend, or maybe even *gasp* BUY one!

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    stevehaslip

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    cool that you're getting a new powerbook but have you seen the apple crt displays that they made after that? theyre BEAUTIFUL!
    they also use mitsubishi diamond pro screens i believe. anyway in my opinion they look way cooler than the one you are thinking of!

    Here are some pics.
     

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    joepunk

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    This is just my 2 american dollars worth of opinions

    I would say that those apple studio displays CRT ADC ones are really nice but at my old graphics school we had a bunch of the clear plastic stands break on us. The tech guy had to resort to using some old books to prop them up untill the stands got replaced.

    You can get a ADC CRT for $125 or a blue 17" studio display CRT VGA for $45 at macofalltrades.com
     
  9. thread starter macrumors regular

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    I agree that the ADC screens do look a little cooler, but I do not believe there is a way to connect it to the PB. There are a few few posts on this forum as to why. I believe the ADC CRTs are actually analog and the DVI-ADC adapters convert to digital ADC so there is no way to connect the display to the PB. Anyway even if I could the DVI-ADC adapters run around 100USD and that is about what I am looking to pay for a monitor.

    The pictures look good. Thanks for your replies. I think I will get the display.

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    Peyote

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    I would be very hesitant about buying one of those monitors. As I've said on this forum before, I used to own one and it crapped out after 1.5 years of use...unacceptable in my book. My experience was not a rare one either. Peruse the CRT Cinema Display discussion board at Apple and you will find that a LOT of people had the same problem as me...logic board failure. IMHO, it's just not worth takign the chance on a monitor that has a known defect.
     
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    are you talking about the ADC connector ones that i thought were cool? I have no experience of actually owning one i just used one at college once and have subsequently seen them in many design books.
     
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    The ADC ones had fewer internal problems, people ended up with broken bases and cables in the ADC version.

    The VGA versions had a problem with a wire and a board. Can't remember exactly what it was, but there's a bunch of sites with repair procedures and parts lists.
     
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    QCassidy352

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    I hope that you have a rev. C 12". I was using a rev. B 12" to drive a 20" cinema for a while, and I was disappointed to learn that it did slow down. War 3 became pretty unplayable and even expose was a little choppy... now this crt doesn't have as high resolution, but still pretty high. I think it's just too much to ask of a 32 MB graphics card... if you have a rev. C, it's a moot point, of course!
     
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    Peyote

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    I was referring to the VGA Studio Displays
     

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