CinemaView 24" LCD HD Display

jbyun04

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I think I was rooting through google when I actually found the first mention of the screen on here. Well, I couldn't resist the price so I ordered one.

Comes with 4 usb ports on the back on the screen, a power button (don't really need it as it detects when your Mac wakes and sleeps). The cable coming out of the display has a power cord connecting to a power box (extended.. just makes sense), a mini displayport and the usb connector to power the monitor's usb.

Unfortunately they couldn't include the magsafe power adapter since Apple wouldn't let them.
It's not quite the LED monster Apple has but it's pretty good. It tilts like the Apple display, has a sturdier stand and the display is just as glossy, which is a problem for some people but works fine for me. Also displays at 1920 x 1080 as opposed to their 1920 x 1200. Again, not too big of a deal since this 24" was a big upgrade over the previous Samsung 22" I had.

The price is $499 US and I don't know if their free shipping is still on. They shipped it via FedEx and I didn't pay a dime in duties. Great customer support, I sent them an email about a problem with a power supply and they're sending me a new one, extremely quick response too.

I'm sure most of you that have heard of this are fairly up to speed on it, just thought I'd post my impression of it. Overall, no complaints.

Main uses are for watching video, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Web. The extra screen real estate to the MacBook Pro is a huge boost.

Of course then I realized after a little bit of dedication I could've caught an Apple Cinema Display for $699 off the refurb store :p
But for me on a student budget this is phenomenal.

Check 'em out - http://www.cinemaview.com



 

BigJohno

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Wow that is basically a carbon copy haha. Looks nice though.

How does ur MBP get any air ventilation? I would flip it the other way.
 

Norskman

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Yeah you're basically killing the cooling system in that MacBook. It vents through the plastic hinge area on the back so standing it up like that there's nowhere for the hot air to dissipate.

Have you considered a stand?
 

skorpien

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Beautiful monitor. Just a couple of questions: Does it use an IPS panel and is it LED backlit?
 

Norskman

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Beautiful monitor. Just a couple of questions: Does it use an IPS panel and is it LED backlit?
From another blog post it states it's not LED backlit, but doesn't say anything about whether it's an IPS panel or not. My guess is this is a TN panel, which is why it's $499.

Most likely they're probably hoping there's a market where people want the Apple looking monitor without the quality and price tag.
 

skorpien

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From another blog post it states it's not LED backlit, but doesn't say anything about whether it's an IPS panel or not. My guess is this is a TN panel, which is why it's $499.

Most likely they're probably hoping there's a market where people want the Apple looking monitor without the quality and price tag.
Ah, thanks for the response. Unfortunately it's not for me. My next monitor purchase is going to be an LED IPS panel (as soon as I can afford it :p). But it is a nice looking piece of equipment, and definitely a great budget alternative to the ACD line.
 

jbyun04

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Yeah you're basically killing the cooling system in that MacBook. It vents through the plastic hinge area on the back so standing it up like that there's nowhere for the hot air to dissipate.

Have you considered a stand?
I've looked at a few but they're so expensive haha

I don't have it like that anymore though. It's going back to vert when I can afford either a BookArc or one of those vertical stands off eBay.

As for the panel, it's not LED Backlit, I'm not sure what it is to be honest but I've had it approved from eyes of several different graphic designers and game artists ;)
 

Norskman

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I'm glad it's working for you. That's really all that matters. If you're happy, then you've made a good purchase. It's a nice looking monitor.

I was able to find a post about it, and it appears to be a TN panel, not IPS.

I'm not going to go into the big differences between TN and IPS, but TN panels are considered lower quality panels compared to IPS. This is the primary reason consumer LCD's have become so cheap, and for most people it's not a big deal.

http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/news_archive/17.htm#cinemaview
 

macchiato2009

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from the outside, it seems to be a nice copy of the original ACD

but looking at the specs, this is definitely not worth the price !!!

especially considering how much they sell it

if you don't have the budget for a real ACD, you'd better for a high-end Dell screen rather than buying this....

design is not everything...
 

iWalsh

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Thanks for sharing op. I was really curious about that display. It is nice to get feedback from an actual user. Great pics too. :)
 

jbyun04

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from the outside, it seems to be a nice copy of the original ACD

but looking at the specs, this is definitely not worth the price !!!

especially considering how much they sell it

if you don't have the budget for a real ACD, you'd better for a high-end Dell screen rather than buying this....

design is not everything...
i would've gone dell if i hadn't had so many problems with their stuff in the past.. i'm sure they're much better or i've just had unlucky experiences..

i just wanted an upgrade from my 22" and this works fine. my intent from the beginning was to upgrade to an apple led after i was done school and i figured the display line would be getting a refresh so if that 27" led is for real that's what I'll be getting.
 

Cycom

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$499 for a 24inch without IPS and LED is somewhat high. For $100 more you can get a refurb Apple LED Cinema Display.

Still, looks nice and I'm glad you like it. :)
 

jbyun04

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$499 for a 24inch without IPS and LED is somewhat high. For $100 more you can get a refurb Apple LED Cinema Display.

Still, looks nice and I'm glad you like it. :)
$699 here in Canada. Regardless.. If that 27" comes out, I'm getting it. If not, i'll have to make a decision between the 24" and the 30"
 

Cycom

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I got mine through Craigslist for $650. New, flawless condition (no dead pixels, uneven backlight, etc) and 2 years of Apple Care left on it. The display is out of this world, and looks sexy as hell when turned off!
 

jbyun04

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I'm glad it's working for you. That's really all that matters. If you're happy, then you've made a good purchase. It's a nice looking monitor.

I was able to find a post about it, and it appears to be a TN panel, not IPS.

I'm not going to go into the big differences between TN and IPS, but TN panels are considered lower quality panels compared to IPS. This is the primary reason consumer LCD's have become so cheap, and for most people it's not a big deal.

http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/news_archive/17.htm#cinemaview
FYI that post is reviewing an old CV24, not to mention the display doesn't look nearly as cheap and horrible as that.

They refreshed the display before it was released and as opposed to releasing it in October 09 like they said they would, it came out February 2010. I emailed them regarding the panel it uses and this is what they said:

Thanks for your question about the CV24 display.

The panel is an 8th generation S-MVA type with 8-bit color depth. And, actually, we don't state the panel type because these days most people outside of the industry, even ones who think they know, don't really understand the relative behaviors of the current gen panel technologies and their variants. For instance, some people loudly state that only IPS panels are good enough for professional graphics use. That was true as recently as two-years ago. But, things change; technology evolves.

Jack
CinemaView Team
info@cinemaview.com
No, it's not backlit LED or an IPS panel but an S-MVA is definitely not a cheap TN panel.
 

ppilone

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I just picked up (this morning) a 24" Cinema Display off the Apple refurb store for $599! I knew I didn't want the 27" since it would look mammoth on my desk, and had to stalk the refurb store for two weeks to catch a 24". As good as the displays are, I felt that the original price ($799) is a little high. I was lucky to finally catch one on the refurb store.

Eagerly waiting for it to be delivered - it'll be a huge step up from only having my MBP to look at.
 

Rideherhard

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I just picked up (this morning) a 24" Cinema Display off the Apple refurb store for $599! I knew I didn't want the 27" since it would look mammoth on my desk, and had to stalk the refurb store for two weeks to catch a 24". As good as the displays are, I felt that the original price ($799) is a little high. I was lucky to finally catch one on the refurb store.

Eagerly waiting for it to be delivered - it'll be a huge step up from only having my MBP to look at.
What? I haven't seen the 24" in the refurbish store?.
 

bronzini

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I just picked up (this morning) a 24" Cinema Display off the Apple refurb store for $599! I knew I didn't want the 27" since it would look mammoth on my desk, and had to stalk the refurb store for two weeks to catch a 24". As good as the displays are, I felt that the original price ($799) is a little high. I was lucky to finally catch one on the refurb store.

Eagerly waiting for it to be delivered - it'll be a huge step up from only having my MBP to look at.
You will love it. I'm in love with mine that I set up a few days ago. WOW is all I can say.
 

ppilone

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What? I haven't seen the 24" in the refurbish store?.
You've got to be vigilante :eek:

I saw them about a week ago and they were gone within an hour. After about a week of constant refreshing I saw them pop up again. I ordered mine around 11:00 AM and they were off the refurb store by noon. Haven't seen them back on there since.

What's even more amazing than that is it shipped/delivered (free) in about 24 hours. I ordered Monday afternoon and it was at my apartment by 2:00 on Tuesday. I unpacked it and love it so far...

until I noticed that the bottom 1/3 of the display is significantly more yellow than the top. The only "test" i could think of was a black background in a dark room. Attached are the results - the bottom right corner is noticeably yellow compared to the other three corners.

Any advice? I'm within walking distance to an Apple store so I'm at least going to head over there tomorrow - show them the picture - and talk about any options I might have.
 

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johnnymg

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You've got to be vigilante :eek:

I saw them about a week ago and they were gone within an hour. After about a week of constant refreshing I saw them pop up again. I ordered mine around 11:00 AM and they were off the refurb store by noon. Haven't seen them back on there since.

What's even more amazing than that is it shipped/delivered (free) in about 24 hours. I ordered Monday afternoon and it was at my apartment by 2:00 on Tuesday. I unpacked it and love it so far...

until I noticed that the bottom 1/3 of the display is significantly more yellow than the top. The only "test" i could think of was a black background in a dark room. Attached are the results - the bottom right corner is noticeably yellow compared to the other three corners.

Any advice? I'm within walking distance to an Apple store so I'm at least going to head over there tomorrow - show them the picture - and talk about any options I might have.
That sounds like an instant return.

FWIW, I used the refurb.me site and signed up for an instant email message when the 24" ACD was available. Just placed the order. :cool:

cheers
JohnG