old apple display worth it?

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  1. Iglio macrumors regular

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    should I buy a 22 inch old apple display for about 150$
     
  2. velocityg4 macrumors 68040

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    Well if you have a G4 to match it with I would go with it for appearance sake. However it uses an ADC connector so you would need a DVI to ADC adapter that will supply power for the Cinema display. Since those old displays get power and video through the one cable.

    For anything other than a Powermac G4 I would just buy a new display. Low end ones are really cheap off of newegg. They will have much better response times and I would imagine color quality would be better just because of how much newer the panels are. Though I can not personally attest to this second supposition.
     
  3. CWallace macrumors 603

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    Don't the G4 video cards have ADC? Both my 867MHz G4 QS and 2x1GHz G4 MDD have ADC connectors on their video cards.
     
  4. velocityg4 macrumors 68040

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    Yes they do. I just was not clear on my meaning in my first sentence. If you have a G4 go for it since the display complements it and it should have an ADC connector.

    Unless of course it has a third party non-ADC video card or predates the Gigabit Ethernet G4 as it was the first to add the 28volt rail to its powersupply. I think the G4 Cube has ADC as well.

    The only other Mac that may have had ADC would possibly be one of the early G4 Powerbooks. But I am feeling too lazy to look it up at the moment:D.
     
  5. skunk macrumors G4

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    Correct.
     
  6. benmrii macrumors 65816

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    The older Apple Displays are tanks. Assuming you have the proper hardware I'd say $150 would be well spent.

    ... although talking him down to $100 wouldn't hurt. :)
     

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