2nd monitor brightness

Discussion in 'iMac' started by 2macman, Nov 26, 2010.

  1. 2macman macrumors member

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    I have a 27 iMac, and a 22 inch Viewsonic as the second monitor.

    The second monitor is just not bright. I have used another monitor as a second monitor as well. Both are just not bright enough to suit me.

    I have fiddled with the brightness controls, to no avail.

    Is that a generic problem with second monitors?
    They just don't get enough juice or something?
    Would another brand monitor help?
     
  2. NYR99 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm thinking that those monitors just don't get as bright as the iMac. I don't think it's an actual problem though.
     
  3. MacHamster68 macrumors 68040

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    if the two are no ips displays they are likely to be in perfect condition like they are , its the iMac who's even totally dimmed brighter then normal displays at highest settings
     
  4. ulbador macrumors 68000

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    I actually find the iMacs to be too bright. I usually have to turn them down.
     
  5. 2macman thread starter macrumors member

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    LG, Samsun vs Viewsonic

    Thanks. I did not know if it is a mainstream problem that the second monitors just do not get enough electricity or something.

    So, my Viewsonic monitors are about 4 years old.

    Anybody know if a new 27-inch LG or Samsung would look measurably better than the 4-year-old Viewsonic?

    I'm wary of buying a new monitor but getting the same results.
     
  6. NYR99 macrumors 6502a

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    I think a brand new monitor will almost certainly be as bright as the iMac. I have a cheap 6 month old 24" Acer attached to my 24" iMac and it can match the brightness, even at full brightness.

    I do, however, leave the iMac at the lowest brightness setting at all times.
     

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