What is comparable to 24'' A Cinema Display?

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  1. NovemberWhiskey macrumors 68030

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  2. xrey macrumors newbie

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    Try DealMac

    I normally go to dealmac.com to checkout good deals. A Dell or other brands can be had for less. Go check them out. The Cinema Display is nice though.
     
  3. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    Dells seem to get good reviews, and I love my Samsung televisions (and BD players). I wanted to get a 24" Samsung monitor a few months ago, but the iffy reviews on the $399-ish models -- and getting a house -- led me to keeping my 20" ViewSonic and getting a new 32" HDTV -- for totally unrelated use to the computer.

    You'll probably have a hard time finding glossy displays. I can't remember seeing one in a store that wasn't the ACD or a CRT.
     
  4. milk242 macrumors 6502a

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    Well the Apple Display is H-IPS right? So I'm guessing any monitors with H-IPS panels would be comparable but usually it'll be hard to find led backlighting for cheap.

    I like my two Dell 2408wfps, they are matte screens so it might not have that "pop" you are use to with your Apple Display. The panels are Dell's are S-PVA.
     
  5. eron macrumors 6502

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    Definitely a HP LP2475w.

    Same panel as Apple 24" LED.

    Matte screen, loads of inputs and usb ports.

    Aesthetically the Apple looks better for sure, but the HP wins in functionality and price.

    Oh, the HP one is easily found refurbished-cheapER.
     
  6. brentsg macrumors 68030

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    That HP is wide color gamut so make sure you are ok with that.
     
  7. Weaselboy Moderator

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    +1 I have this monitor and it works great with my Mac Pro. Lots of inputs.
     
  8. seadragon macrumors 6502a

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    I also have the HP LP2475W hooked up to my new Mac Pro. Very pleased with the monitor. Obviously, you need to adjust it from it's factory settings, but once adjusted, it's very good.
     
  9. Weaselboy Moderator

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    http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/articles/icc_profiles.htm

    I used the ICC profile and settings from this link and it works great.

    Do you find after a restart you need to hit the "scan" button on the monitor for it to sync up correctly with the Mac Pro? I do.
     
  10. Flash SWT macrumors 6502

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    Go into the monitor OSD options, under Video Input Control, select the correct input under Default Video Input and also disable Auto-Detect Input. That should solve the problem.
     
  11. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Nope... that did not fix it. Any other ideas?
     
  12. Flash SWT macrumors 6502

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    Nope sorry. Those are the two changes I made and other than being slow to wake up every once in a while it syncs fine.
     
  13. VirtualRain macrumors 603

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    I couldn't see anything on the HP site indicating it was LED backlit... are you sure?
     
  14. seadragon macrumors 6502a

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    No, the HP is not LED backlit. But rumor is that the actual LCD panel is the same H-IPS panel used in the 24" ACD.
     
  15. seadragon macrumors 6502a

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    Mine does not do this. It defaults to DVI-1 and stays there. The only weird thing it does is I sometimes get a "static" screen when the computer wakes up from sleep. It lasts about 2 seconds then goes back to normal. This has more to do with the Mac Pro than the monitor since I've read of this happening with other monitors, even Apple's own displays.
     
  16. VirtualRain macrumors 603

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    That's an important distinction then... if the backlight is different then the panel will have completely different characteristics.
     
  17. OddHead macrumors member

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    Italian site says S-IPS, so older panels.
     

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