Viewsonic vx2270Smh

adelejjeh01

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Oct 29, 2015
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Hi all. I bought a new 22" viewsonic VX2270Smh monitor to use with my 13" MBPr. I'm using HDMI to connect it to the macbook. I have the following questions incase someone can assist me:
- i feel that the picture isn't as crisp as the macbook's picture, is this a thing with IPS monitors or is it a mac thing?
- does anyone know if there is a version if the audio software that comes with the monitor (srs premium sound) for mac, or anything that allows me to control the device's audio settings?

Thanks!
 

CoastalOR

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Jan 19, 2015
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I bought a new 22" viewsonic VX2270Smh monitor to use with my 13" MBPr. I'm using HDMI to connect it to the macbook. I have the following questions incase someone can assist me:
- does anyone know if there is a version if the audio software that comes with the monitor (srs premium sound) for mac, or anything that allows me to control the device's audio settings?
If you want to control the Monitor sound volume via the Mac then use the Audio cable that came withe the monitor to connect the MBP audio port to the monitor Audio In port (page 6 of Viewsonic User manual, http://www.viewsonic.com/assets/146/27314.pdf). Change the setting on the monitor menu to AUDIO IN (see page 10 of the Viewsonic User Manual). Change the sound Output of the MBP Sound preference. Now you can control the volume with you MBP.
 

adelejjeh

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Mar 24, 2013
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Urbana, IL, USA
If you want to control the Monitor sound volume via the Mac then use the Audio cable that came withe the monitor to connect the MBP audio port to the monitor Audio In port (page 6 of Viewsonic User manual, http://www.viewsonic.com/assets/146/27314.pdf). Change the setting on the monitor menu to AUDIO IN (see page 10 of the Viewsonic User Manual). Change the sound Output of the MBP Sound preference. Now you can control the volume with you MBP.
Thanks CoastalOR. Although this allows me to control the volume, it wasn't my main issue. My issue is that the sound quality of the speakers is very bad (specifically there is no depth) so I thought that the audio manager software will solve that by allowing you to change the sound settings (Base, trebble, etc...). Or is the speaker just bad quality?

I'm also wondering if anyone can answer my first part of the question (About the screen's display).

P.S. I don't know why my first post was from a different username, I was using tapatalk when I posted it.
 

CoastalOR

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Jan 19, 2015
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- i feel that the picture isn't as crisp as the macbook's picture, is this a thing with IPS monitors or is it a mac thing?
- does anyone know if there is a version if the audio software that comes with the monitor (srs premium sound) for mac, or anything that allows me to control the device's audio settings?
My issue is that the sound quality of the speakers is very bad (specifically there is no depth) so I thought that the audio manager software will solve that by allowing you to change the sound settings (Base, trebble, etc...). Or is the speaker just bad quality?
It seems that your issues with picture and sound quality need to be addressed to Viewsonic about their hardware and support software. If you can't get satisfaction from them then maybe return it and get something different.
It may be hard to find someone reading this forum that has your same Mac(?), Viewsonic, have the same problems, and have found a satisfactory solution to them, but then you never know. :)
 

adelejjeh

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Mar 24, 2013
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Urbana, IL, USA
Another thought, Boom 2 might give you more sound adjustability to make the Viewsonic speakers sound better:
http://www.globaldelight.com/boom/index.php
Thanks for the tip, but it didn't quite help. I guess it's just the quality of the speakers are not that good. That's what you get for paying just 130$ for a monitor I guess :p But the picture quality is great and it is a decent 22inch IPS monitor for it's price.