Samsung 34-Inch Curved Monitor S34E790C

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by oldhifi, Mar 28, 2015.

  1. oldhifi macrumors 6502a

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    This is a really nice monitor, screen is clear and bright. Split screen works great. Sound is very good.

    So I will return the LG Electronics WQHD IPS Curved 34-Inch LED-Lit Monitor (34UC97-S) with terrible split screen resolution and terrible sound.
     
  2. ActionableMango macrumors 604

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    Is there any backlight bleed in the corners? My 34" curved Dell unfortunately suffers greatly from this problem.
     
  3. macmotive macrumors newbie

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    just out of curiosity, have you been able to get the refresh rate up to 60hz with your mac mini?
     
  4. oldhifi thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    no its at 50 hz, it shows 30 or 50hz, no 60

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    no very bright and clear..
     
  5. macmotive macrumors newbie

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    using switchresx, you should be able to do 60hz. intel iris devices can get the refresh rate in full 4K (3840x2160) up to around 52hz (at the maximum bandwidth of displayport 1.1), and others have gotten this working on mac minis, rmbp13s, etc. doing the math (3840x2160)/(3440x1440)*52, the maximum theoretical bandwidth-limited refresh rate for your display is well over 100. i haven't read of anyone playing around with this with an UWQHD display like yours yet, but it should be doable.
     
  6. Munsworth macrumors newbie

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    Just about to buy a New Mac Mini and was looking at the LG34UC97 but i am also looking at the SAMSUNG S34E790C curved monitor, is their any problems connecting and what cable did you use.
    With Yosamite can you adjust resolution to suit this monitor
    Looking forward to your comments
     
  7. oldhifi thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I returned the LG and got the Samsung, the Samsung has a better picture, more bright and sound is pretty good. I have it conned by HDMI. My resolution is 3440x1440, yes there are other settings for this monitor.

    I really like it.

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    also I have a ASUS VivoPC-VM40B-02 for Windos 8.1 connected to it, just change the input in settings for windows, pretty nice.
     
  8. Munsworth macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the info, this makes my mind up
    By the way I heard since Yosamite came out you no longer have the resolution setting of 3440x1440 is this true or does it auto scale.
    Is everything in scale when working on documents etc or is it stretched
    Sorry to be a bother but want to be sure before buying it, appreciate your help
     
  9. sta1210 macrumors member

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    Greetings... I am considering the same basic setup and was initially directed to the LG curved monitor, in part because of the availability of Thunderbolt ports as I was hoping to possibly use the monitor both connected to a Mac mini and Apple TV. We will have a relatively small living area so this may serve both functions? Would the Samsung be a better choice? I imagine that one can simply toggle between inputs on the monitor itself. Color reproduction and clarity would be most important for us, as a TV and a monitor for our child?

    Thanks...
     
  10. Witman22 macrumors newbie

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    [COLOR=rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.701961)]Hi. I hope this thread is still going.

    I have just baught the samsung 34 WQHD monitor. I am using it with my mac mini and my gaming pc. With the gaming pc it is amaizing running at full res with no issues.

    With the mac mini it will not run at the full res of the screen witch is 3440X1440. If i set in on that res. the bottom section of the screen shutters and you can barely see anything. The top part about 70% of the screen is beautiful. But the bottom 30% is bad. But when I use the display port then there is no issue.

    I also have a samsung 27" LCD monitor that I want to use as a secondary screen on the mini. When I run the 34" on the thunderbolt port with the display cable there is no issue. But when I plug the 27" via the HDMI port along with the 34" on the display cable the same bottom 30% flicker problem happens.

    thanks[/COLOR]
     
  11. tdtran1 macrumors newbie

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    Hi Witman22,

    Can I ask you what model/year is your macmini being used with the Samsung 34 WQHD?

    I am very interested in buying the monitor for my mid-2010 macmini, which does have a display port.

    Thanks...
     
  12. Witman22 macrumors newbie

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    Hello tdtran1

    I have a mac mini late 2012. I have not gotten it to work with both screens only with thw 34 inch samsung. It is currently running at full res. Somtimes it wil flikker for a few seconds. But if it dos it 2 a day than taht is alot.
     

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