BenQ E2200HD LCD Monitor

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  1. diglam macrumors newbie

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    I just purchased a new BENQ LCD monitor. The CD-ROM that it came with contain drivers that are for Windows XP or Vista operating systems. They all contain .exe files.

    I have a 15" MBPro, do I need to find a specific BENQ E2200HD driver to display my BENQ LCD monitor or does my MBPro already have a generic video driver that will work?

    I was looking on the web for a BENQ E2200HD driver that will install on OS X but so far I have been unsuccessful in locating one. Does anyone know where I can find a Apple-friendly-driver that can install on my MBPro?

    My BENQ can take the following video inputs: VGA, DV-I, and HDMI. I have a HDMI cable and a DV-I adapter that can be plugged directly into the BENQ monitor. However I am afraid to attempt plugging in these cables without first installing the BENQ driver. Am I being over-cautious?

    I would appreciate any feedback and technical advice.

    Thanks,
    diglam
     
  2. Krafty macrumors 601

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    Nope. Just hook it up and you should be good to go. My acer came with CD drivers for XP and works flawlessly on my Mini & MacBook.
     
  3. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Macs don't need all those drivers. They just (literally and no pun intended) work.

    Just hook up and watch the monitor come to life.
     
  4. surflordca macrumors 6502a

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    I have a BenQ and it works just the way it should. BTW, I LOVE it. Mine is the 24"hd...
    ;)
     
  5. diglam thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for Responding to me ...

    Yo' Krafty

    i appreciate your :cool: quick response... thanks for confirming

    btw, i like your giraffe costume...
     
  6. diglam thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i appreciate your feedback

    jav6454

    Thank you for the confirmation...now i can rest easy that i won't zap and bust my monitor

    I am :) grateful for your response

    :apple:
     
  7. diglam thread starter macrumors newbie

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    it's good

    surflordca

    it's good to hear from someone who is using the same brand of LCD ....wow I was looking at buying a 24"HD but i did not have the $$

    btw, do u know if HDMI outputs better or DV-I outputs better on the BENQ? Can u suggest which cable I should use to maximize the quality of viewing on my BENQ?

    Thank u kindly for your feedback
    :apple:
     
  8. surflordca macrumors 6502a

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    Well I use the DVI cable mainly because I never had a HDMI cable to try. I like the output so much and am happy with it that I never gave a different output a second thought...
     
  9. Krafty macrumors 601

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    Word :cool:
     
  10. diglam thread starter macrumors newbie

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    My BENQ is alive and running well...Thank u everyone!

    Just like to let you know. I have my BENQ up and running. Everyone's response to my posting was correct,...I did not need to install any additional drivers to make it work on my MBPro laptop. I am using a HDMI cable.

    I like the way I can turn on mirroring and off as I need it to perform my Photoshop editing. I briefly got confused with using 'spaces' in conjunction with displaying applications on my BENQ (in non-mirroring mode)

    Thank you Krafty, surflordca, and jav6454 for your valuable input and encouragement. Your advice helped me get on track quickly and I appreciated that. MacRumours Forum is a fantastic community!

    :apple:Newbie,
    diglam
     
  11. -tWv- macrumors 68000

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    Yes it is. And an HDMI cable should give you the best picture.
     
  12. diglam thread starter macrumors newbie

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    HDMI cable should give you the best picture

    Thank you for the technical confirmation touchdownjesus4 about the use of a HDMI cable.

    How is your Unibody Macbook working out for you?

    :apple:
     
  13. OLNO100 macrumors newbie

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    I got the Benq E2200Hd monitor and i got my first mac today. Its a macbook air 13" low end 2011. I want to connect the air to my monitor but all i got is a blurry low resolution picture on my monitor. Can't fix it :( even if a put the resolution on 1920 x 1080 its still very blurry. It works perfect with my windows computer and there the picture is really good. Please help i am starting to get really disappointing on my first mac :(

    Best regards from Sweden.
     

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