Display recommendations for Macbook and Xbox 360

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Crispy Hat, Jun 5, 2014.

  1. Crispy Hat macrumors newbie

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    Calgary, Canada
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    Hi everyone,

    I'm a longtime lurker and first time poster looking to get a display for my university dorm room. I'm going to be using it primarily for my Retina Macbook Pro, with the Macbook off to the side as a second display for lots of screen real estate. I'll also be using it on occasion with my Xbox 360, usually with a couple of friends. I was hoping some of you could offer some suggestions of what to get. Here's roughly what I'm looking for:

    Price: Hoping to pay less than $500, but I would be willing to go up to $1000 if I had a really good reason to.

    Resolution: 1920 x 1080, unless it can scale the Xbox output

    Screen size: Probably 24 inch, as I'm afraid the pixel density will be too low if I go higher

    Inputs: Either 1 DisplayPort and 1 HDMI (preferred), or 2 HDMI

    Viewing angle: Good for when multiple people are playing Xbox or if I'm watching a movie from my bed. Maybe an IPS display then?

    Image quality: Quite good, or at least not bad in comparison to the rMBP display. I'm not a professional photographer or anything though.

    Refresh rate/response time: Good enough for casual gaming and general computer use. 30 Hz refresh rate is too low.

    Finally, it must be available in Canada.

    If anyone has a suggestion for what I should buy I would really appreciate it!
     
  2. psingh01 macrumors 65816

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    go look at dell monitors.

    This is what I've had for years: dell 2408wfp and when it was new it cost me about $500. I'm sure it's much cheaper now. There is likely a much newer version too.

    But it has a ton of input ports that I used to connect my PC (DVI), Xbox (component) and PS3(HDMI). I only wish it had built in speakers but I got some nice external ones for games/movies.

    It has a display port input too that I've recently used with my mac (needed a mini display port to display port adapter cable from monoprice).

    Hope this helps.
     

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