while most stuff looks really great text is not very smooth.
So am I missing something here?
A TV set is not a Monitor. Fine lines and text will not be displayed as crisply on a TV.Mac Pro (Early 2009), Mac OS X (10.6.8), & Server, PPC, & AppleTalk Printers
1920 x 1080 resolution [1080p]
Digital (2 HDMI) and standard analog VGA inputs
Apple's 27" MONITOR is 2560 by 1600. It uses Dual-Link DVI for superior crisp lines and text.Mac Pro (Early 2009), Mac OS X (10.6.8), & Server, PPC, & AppleTalk Printers
Currently Being ModeratedJun 24, 2013 11:09 AM (in response to Grant Bennet-Alder)
So... by your logic then anything with an HDMI in is a TV? Thats... interesting.
If what you are trying to say is that I'm losing resolution because it's using HDMI rather than dual link DVI that was one of my concerns initially too (don't worry, I've kept my reciept ). Or if you are saying that 1920x1080 can't give me crisp text I'm open to that, in fact, that's what I'm trying to figure out here. My Macbook Pro is at 1920x1200, so I knew it was a little below that but I figured it was worth at least taking home and plugging in.
Been there with TV "monitors" - they are marketing them for what they are not. Fine for showing video of course but not for computer use.
It isn't the resolution. You don't need dual link DVI for that resolution.
You can do better for that price in a suitable display. Though might want to spend a little more.
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If it has MiniDisplay Port (and HDMI) you are probably in safer territory but Grant knows displays and setup inside and out :-)Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.5), ATI 5770 16GB Samsung SSD Sonnet 6G
Fantastic Hatter. Thanks for laying that out. It's funny, it's leaps and bounds better than my older monitors but I just felt like it wasn't up to par. I'll probably returning it as soon as I figure out what I want to replace it with. I don't know if I will be able to stand a less than 27inch now though, I'm in love with the screen real estate!
27" and you need dual link on DVI side or the MDP but realize that a true 27" is much higher resolution than your LCD HDMT "Monitor" Display was.I find the 23-24" inch is fine on HP but larger and I have to move my head and look around just that much more.
Apple Mini DisplayPort adapters: Frequently asked questions (FAQ)Guide to Apple graphic display adapters needed
Atlona (Dual Link) DVI to Mini DisplayPort Converter for Apple 27-inch LED and 27-inch iMachttp://www.atlona.com/Atlona-Dual-Link-DVI-to-Mini-DisplayPort-Converter-USB-Pow ered.html
Mac Pro (Early 2009), Mac Pro (Mid 2010), Mac Pro (Mid 2012): Issues with three displays and multiple DVI, HDMI connections
It's not the USB data that is needed to run three displays. It's the extra POWER. If you read the Apple article, they say the only solution they endorse is their US$100 Dual-Link adapters. Check the table at the end of the article.
Mac Pro (Early 2009), Mac Pro (Mid 2010): Supported display configurationsMac Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.5), ATI 5770 16GB Samsung SSD Sonnet 6G
Gotcha. I'm not against a 24inch at all, but I do like the extra space on the 27. What do you think about this guy:
It's a 27" IPS LED Monitor.
VGA, DVI, DisplayPort, and HDMI inputs
Maximum resolution of 2560 x 1440 (with a DisplayPort or DVI port must be used on both end).
Obviously with the 5770 I have 2 Display port and one DVI inputs. Forgive my ignorance here, if I'm just running one monitor (like the above for instance) then do I still need the dual link with the USB for power?
You can run that with a Mini Displayport to Displayport cable. Then you would need NO expensive adapter.
Displays that use native DisplayPort require an internal screen buffer, and therefore tend to be higher quality displays in general.Mac Pro (Early 2009), Mac OS X (10.6.8), & Server, PPC, & AppleTalk Printers
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