LG E2250V LED - as an external monitor for mbp..to buy or not to?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by XheartcoreboyX, Apr 15, 2010.

  1. XheartcoreboyX macrumors 6502a


    Jul 3, 2007
  2. tkingart macrumors 6502


    Apr 1, 2010
    West Coast
    I did see an LG LED at Best Buy recently (I think it was a 22"), it was very thin, and lightweight (yes, I actually picked it up.) The contrast and colors were amazing. Definitely a good purchase, just remember to pick up a DisplayPort adaptor. I think the contrast was something crazy, like 2 or 5 million : 1. I'd stick to LG and Samsung if you're going for a non-Apple external display. The LG LED was on sale for a very good price if I remember correctly.

    A side note, one time I used a DisplayPort to HDMI adaptor for an external monitor (a 24" Samsung LCD) with my MBP, and it looked terrible! and had TV-centric resolutions. I ended up getting the DisplayPort to DVI (I think DVI-I) make sure to check this, I almost bought the wrong adaptor; the image was MUCH better using DVI than when using HDMI for some reason. Maybe this has changed recently, I don't know. Doesn't hurt to check though.
  3. XheartcoreboyX thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jul 3, 2007
    I got it!

    The 21.5" version, matte finish, i love this screen a lot, i can't believe i used to do PS and FCP on a 13" :D

    I am using the Apple mini display>DVI + DVI>HDMI cables, can't get any better.

    Right now looking for a longer (3m) DVI>HDMI cable for a better placement for the Macbook.

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