Monitors other than dell

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  1. Pili macrumors regular

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    Was just wondering if there are any other monitors besides the dell that of are higher quality (along the lines of the ACD or greater) but offer similar input connections like component video, svideo, etc.

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  2. SpankyPenzaanz macrumors 6502a

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    samsung's multimedia line - my 17" from 4 years ago has vga, component, svideo composite and apparently when my x360 is connected with a vga cable it runs at 1080i but i run it to 720p
     
  3. ero87 macrumors 65816

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  4. rogersmj macrumors 68020

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    A little reading-challenged, are we?

    This lack of flexibility is the biggest thing that sort of makes the ACD a rip-off, in my opinion. If for some reason you don't want to go Dell, I'd say Samsung or possibly Viewsonic are your top choices for quality, although I haven't found many monitors to have the plethora of connections like the Dells do. We also know for a fact that the Dell 20" and 30" use the same panels as the Apple 20" and 30".
     
  5. ero87 macrumors 65816

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    ohh i thought ACDs had those features! slap me for not doing research, my bad :(
     
  6. fivetoadsloth macrumors 65816

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    yeah viewsonic and samsung are pretty much the only other two, and as he said they wont have as many connections. Good luck though
     
  7. balamw Moderator

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    Depending on the size you want, you could buy a Samsung HDTV like the LN-S1951W which is a 19" widescreen 1440x900 display with a good number of inputs...

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  8. Neonguy macrumors 6502

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    There isn't a lot of monitor out there that beat ACD in colors accuracy and sharpness, but Eizo Monitor is top of the line. Their colors accuracy is greater then Apple and have a zero dead pixel policy. They are expensive but their monitor are superior then many others. Other then that, I think Samsung follow very closely maybe even better then Apple in some parts. Apple input I think are rather somewhat useless. I find the firewire to be useful, but all this is on your Mac Pro already.
     
  9. balamw Moderator

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    I wonder if iTV might change this, and the ACD might get additional inputs...

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