Best screen for RMB?

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  1. Flunkyturtle macrumors 6502

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    guys can you recommend a decent screen to go alongside my rmb, I'd like a 27 or 32 inch screen and I would like hd quality. As I don't have mini display monitor so it needs to be able to run off hdmi.

    It's purely for watching movies

    For aesthetic purposes only I would like the bezel to be gloss black, and the stand to be silver

    Thank So!
     
  2. Theozz macrumors member

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    If it's just for watching movie, you could plug it to your TV screen if you have one ;)
     
  3. Hook85 macrumors member

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    I had a similar question. You might find this thread useful: http://forums.macrumors.com/threads/rmb-external-display.1907236/
     
  4. Flunkyturtle thread starter macrumors 6502

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  5. Flunkyturtle thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Normally i would agree but i doubt my 42 inch will fit on my desk lol

    It's mainly for my office space
     
  6. Hook85 macrumors member

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    Fab - let me know if it's any good. I haven't purchased one yet, waiting for my iMac to sell on eBay.
     
  7. Flunkyturtle thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Just arrived this morning at my office so i'll upload a pic tonight :)

    I'm not looking for 4k quality but hopefully it's alright.
     
  8. Flunkyturtle thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Not the best pics as the light in my office is awful (currently just a bulb dangling down)

    It's not retina but any means, but i think for 200 quid it's pretty damn good. the white's aren't very white but i think a bit of playing around with the settings will change that.

    If your looking for a decent ish screen for sub 300 quid i say go for it.

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    That is a nice set up! Thanks very much for sharing.

    What's the hub(?) in the first photo?
     
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  12. Hook85 macrumors member

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    Cheers - I'm torn between the hub+ and this: https://hydradock.backerkit.com/hosted_preorders/22940

    Right now I'm using my Airport Extreme with a USB hub to charge my phone and plug my external HDD into. I then access them wirelessly. It's a bit convoluted but it, sort of, works.

    edit: sorry I meant to ask. Do you use the Apple digital multi-port adapter?
     
  13. Flunkyturtle thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That looks like such overkill to me! Like 9 million ports! The only thing missing from the hub+ is hdmi

    And yep, 65 quid but it's worthwhile
     
  14. Hook85 macrumors member

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    It is overkill, but if it beats Hub+ to market, then I might go for it. I'm going to wait to see when they're launched I think and then buy one. I also like the idea of the hydradock being more like a traditional dock, where as the hub+ is more portable. I wouldn't be very likely to take either on the move with me.

    I made a mistake when I ordered my rMB by ordering the USB to USB-c adapter. I should have ordered the £65 one. I might have to pop into the Apple Store on Thursday and pick one up.
     
  15. Angelo95210 macrumors 6502a

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    Guys, get rid of the stand and screw your screens to the wall. It looks so much neater!
     
  16. Flunkyturtle thread starter macrumors 6502

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    plasterboard wall - Barely takes a photo frame without falling out lol
     
  17. Angelo95210 macrumors 6502a

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    If you find the right screws - the ones that split - you might be able to do it. It's really worth it!
     
  18. Flunkyturtle thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I agree i wish we could do it, we used these weird twistyt screws and the shelf fell down, the walls are awful!
     
  19. Hook85 macrumors member

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    Is it really that good? I prefer to be able to adjust the angle of my monitor depending on what I'm doing....
     
  20. Angelo95210 macrumors 6502a

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    It's actually really good because you can put the screen higher so it's better for your position and it leaves your desk free of clutter no stand no cables so it's much more comfortable to work and clean etc. I would not go back!
     

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