Optimal Resolution for 20" Cinema?

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  1. Cooknn macrumors 68020

    Cooknn

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    I broke down and ordered the 20" Apple Cinema Display for my forthcoming G5 - but Apple's policy for dead pixels scared me and I bought it from Best Buy on-line. Should look good!

    Q: For picture clarity what is the optimal resolution for the 20" Apple Cinema?

    I know with other brands such as Viewsonic, there is a substantial difference in clarity between 1280x1024 which is the suggested resolution for their 17" LCD and any other resolution you might try. Just want to make sure I get the most out of my new hardware. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    It's an LCD so it looks best in its native resolution.
    So 1680x1050 it is. Not a very common resolution is it?
     
  3. Cooknn thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Heh. No, but that's a hell of a lot of pixels! Should look good :D
     
  4. jrv3034 macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, you want to keep it at 1680x1050 all the time. I've played with it a lot at CompUSA, and changing the resolution on it just makes it look blurry. It's a beautiful display, but unlike CRTs, you really need to keep it at it's native resolution to get a good image.
     

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