Dell Ultrasharp Settings

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by saifulmazloum, Jan 30, 2014.

  1. saifulmazloum macrumors newbie

    Dec 24, 2013
    Wanted to ask what settings people are using on their Dell Ultrasharps?

    I bought a U2711 but when it is in wide mode everything looks stretched. I am using a mini display port to dvi cable? Is that where I am making the error?

    I am very pleased with the color profiles though. Any suggestions?

    Thanks again.
  2. blackhand1001 macrumors 68030


    Jan 6, 2009
    Are you using a displayport cable or a dvi cable. I think if you are using dvi you need a dual link adapter (for the resolution) and not the regular adapter. The newer dell monitors usually have full size displayport. See if you can get a mini to full size adapter. Its much cheaper and less buggy than the mini displayport to dual link dvi adapter.
  3. theSeb macrumors 604


    Aug 10, 2010
    Poole, England
    The reason why the display looks stretched is because you're not running the monitor at its full native resolution, since the miniDP to DVI adapter only goes up to 1920x1200. Your monitor's native resolution is 2560x1440. You need to get a miniDP to Display port cable (cheap) or a miniDP to dual link DVI adapter (expensive)
  4. funwithdesign macrumors regular

    Dec 9, 2011
    This monitor has so many inputs there are a few good options.

    The easiest one is just to use the dual link DVI to DVI cable it came with. I assume because you are posting in the Mac Pro forum that your computer has a DVI output.

    As mentioned, the Display port to mini display port cable will also work.
  5. Gav Mack macrumors 68020

    Gav Mack

    Jun 15, 2008
    Sagittarius A*
    I'd just get the mini DP to DP cable, as others have said they are pretty cheap.

    Big fan of the U2711's panel, colours and the semi gloss coat is a winner despite it looking ugly as sin compared to a TB display. Shame Apple have to coat theirs in full gloss coat!
  6. saifulmazloum thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 24, 2013
    Thanks for all the replies. I ordered a minidp to display port adapter as well as a wire to try both. Thanks again. What color profiles are people using? Or did you calibrate your own?

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