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post #1 of 18
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I'm looking for a 15" LCD to hook up to my iBook. Anyone have any suggestions to which I should purchase. I wish I could get an Apple Studio Display but since the iBooks don't have ADC I'm out of luck. Thanks.
post #2 of 18
[quote]Originally posted by EmAn:
<strong>I'm looking for a 15" LCD to hook up to my iBook. Anyone have any suggestions to which I should purchase. I wish I could get an Apple Studio Display but since the iBooks don't have ADC I'm out of luck. Thanks.</strong><hr></blockquote>

<a href="http://www.viewsonic.com/products/lcd_ve150.cfm" target="_blank">http://www.viewsonic.com/products/lcd_ve150.cfm</a>

Viewsonics VE150 15" analog LCD display has a vga connector and upto 1024x768 and Mac compatible. I think I saw it at buycom.com for around $350. Hope that gives you a good start while shopping for an external display.

Bill.
post #3 of 18
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Thanks for the link. I was checking that one out. I'll definately look into that one.
post #4 of 18
I like the NEC LCDs the best, or you might look into the Samsung 150MP since Samsung is the provider of Apple's LCD's.
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post #5 of 18
[quote]Originally posted by EmAn:
<strong>Thanks for the link. I was checking that one out. I'll definately look into that one.</strong><hr></blockquote>

You're welcome EmAn. Let us know if you get one, brand/model/price and performance. I'd probably do something similar in the near future.

Bill.
post #6 of 18
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[quote]Originally posted by jhtrih:
<strong>I like the NEC LCDs the best, or you might look into the Samsung 150MP since Samsung is the provider of Apple's LCD's.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Besides ViewSonic I was looking at NEC too. I like the black one they have for under $400 (forgot the model). I was looking at Samsung for that reason too.
post #7 of 18
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I just ordered the NEC black 15" LCD from Outpost <a href="http://shop1.outpost.com/product/3023649" target="_blank">Outpost.com l Product Detail</a>. It was in my price range and I didn't want a beige LCD so I got the black. Thanks for all the advice guys.

[ 01-22-2002: Message edited by: EmAn ]</p>
post #8 of 18
Let us know what you think of it. I'm curious to know how good an analog LCD can be. The price is right, if the pic quality is good I may get one..........
post #9 of 18
Ah, good choice and good price too. Hope it works as advertised. Can't wait to read your review on it!

:cool:
post #10 of 18
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It should come either tomorrow or Friday so I'll be sure that first thing I do is write a review.
post #11 of 18
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The LCD just came. So far it seems to be great. It's very bright, the picture quality is very good and no dead pixels. I'll write more a little later after I use it more.
post #12 of 18
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The one thing I've noticed is that I can't see Aqua's pinstripes and the pinstriped in IE. Is that because it's only mirroring the image from the iBook? It's not a big deal but I was wondering if anyone knew why.
post #13 of 18
[quote]Originally posted by EmAn:
<strong>The LCD just came. So far it seems to be great. It's very bright, the picture quality is very good and no dead pixels. I'll write more a little later after I use it more.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Thanks EmAn, I have an old quirky SONY 17" CRT attached to a beige G3 and an analog 15" LCD would be a nice replacement. I hope you can post about its contrast ratio and color rendition across the screen.

Seems that its power supply is built in instead of an external brick, is that true? I also agree that this particular model being black is much nicer than the regular beige.

Thanks!
post #14 of 18
No pinstripes could be a poor contrast issue. I don't think being a mirror image has to do anything with it.

Perhaps it is one of the tradeoffs of converting from digital to analog. I am no engineer anyway.

[ 01-24-2002: Message edited by: Bill M ]</p>
post #15 of 18
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[quote]Originally posted by Bill M:
<strong>No pinstripes could be a poor contrast issue. I don't think being a mirror image has to do anything with it.
</strong><hr></blockquote>

Absolutely right. I just lowered the contrast and sure enough there were the pinstripes.

[ 01-24-2002: Message edited by: EmAn ]</p>
post #16 of 18
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[quote]Originally posted by Bill M:
<strong>

Seems that its power supply is built in instead of an external brick, is that true? I also agree that this particular model being black is much nicer than the regular beige.

Thanks!</strong><hr></blockquote>

Yeah, the power supply is internal. It's actually a pain in the ass to get to. You have to take off a piece of the back (simple though, the plastic just pops off). That's where the VGA port is too.
post #17 of 18
I'm curious as to how video and quicktime movies look on it. Is there a USB hub?.....................
post #18 of 18
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[quote]Originally posted by steve666:
<strong>I'm curious as to how video and quicktime movies look on it. Is there a USB hub?.....................</strong><hr></blockquote>

No, there's no USB Hub with the LCD. I rented The Fast and the Furious from Blockbuster today so I'll watch it either later or tomorrow and tell you how DVDs look. I'll check out a QuickTime movie later and tell you.
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