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Tommy c

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Hi Guys,

Ok, I’m a newb at screens. I decided to finally upgrade my 2015 5K iMac to the new M1 Mac mini.
But now I was looking at screens. I wanted to try and bump up to 32 inch.

I know LG makes a 5K screen that’s identical to the iMac screen at 27”. not sure if it’s close to the same.

I know a lot of people use other LG screens and love them. I was trying not spend 1500 on a screen right now if I didn’t have too.

As you see in the picture, it’s not even black when it’s on main screen like my iMac. And the specs are pretty much the same. My iMac screen is not DCIP
is six years older than the new screen.

One thing I am not used to it as an anti-reflective coating on the new screen. The iMac has a glossy screen, I guess I’m used used to that. Everything on the glossy screen seems nice and deep and vivid.

But the grays and blacks and whites are just not even the same. I’m trying it out on my MacBook Pro with a USB to display port cable.

Is it possible that’s the problem? I won’t have my mini for a few weeks. I’ll be using HDMI 2.0 when it comes.
I’ve seen cheap hundred dollar monitors not look like that.

If I am completely doing something messed up than I’m not sure what it is.

I included a picture below showing the iMac versus the new screen when it’s on the home screen with the blacks.

Here is the screen I got:

if this screen is in fact not that good, what can anyone recommend that’s close to what the iMac screen is at 32 inches. that’s not $5000 LOL. I was hoping this was going to be good.
 

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chscag

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If I am completely doing something messed up than I’m not sure what it is.
You're not doing anything wrong. The LG is not a 5K display and not the same as your iMac which is a retina 5K display.

Having said that, the LG you purchased is a great display for the money. Check out this 32" Dell Ultrasharp 4K display and compare the price. :)

 

Tommy c

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Hi,
That’s considered great for the money? I guess that I have been spoiled then.

I mean the LG 5K 27” screen they do make, is that exactly like the iMac screen?

I mean the contrast ratios are the same and that iMac is not even a DCIP3 color gamut screen.

I will look at the Dell screen that you posted. I just want my screen to look similar to the iMac screen with the blacks
 

Tommy c

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OK I do have another question. I’m testing this using my 13 inch M1 MacBook Pro just to try it out.

i’m using USB to display port. is it possible I am not getting full 4K resolution and losing a lot of color and stuff?

I think I can only get full 4K using thunderbolt to thunderbolt.
I’m doing USB type C to display port. It’s a custom cable that I bought at Best Buy.

so I think I figured out that I am not getting 4K resolution at all but would that affect how the blacks and stuff are?
 
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