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tom.lindblom
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Jun 29, 2004, 05:19 PM
 
Which one should I choose, the old 23" studio or the new 23" cinema display. I use a new PowerBook G4 1,33mhz that I'm planning to hook up to one of these beauties. Many thanx for all comments/advices!
     
Brian McHale
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Jun 29, 2004, 05:39 PM
 
I guess I'm not really sure of what your setup requires, but I thought I'd chime in with my reasons for choosing an "old" display. When I bought my Powermac a while back, I got one of the dual display cards that can drive a VGA and an ADC display at the same time (Twinview, I believe it's called). I've been putting off getting an LCD display for a while, but think I'm finally ready. If I were to go with one of the new displays, I'd have to get an ADC to DVI adapter, which just drives the cost up that much more.

I don't know what kind of interfaces you've got, but this could be a deciding factor for your setup: do you need DVI or ADC?
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Jun 29, 2004, 05:45 PM
 
I'd recommend a new display, as long as money isn't a huge issue. They look really nice and have slightly better specs than the old displays.
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Jun 29, 2004, 06:12 PM
 
If you get an old display you will have to spend the $150 for the adapter. I have a really old Cinema Display (1999), so it has DVI like the new displays. I use it with my laptop.

I am actually thinking of getting a new cinema display too. This one is getting dim.
     
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Jun 30, 2004, 02:01 PM
 
Originally posted by Brian McHale:
If I were to go with one of the new displays, I'd have to get an ADC to DVI adapter, which just drives the cost up that much more.
Ya, but only by 30 bucks.
Since he's on a PB, the old display with ADC would require a DVI to ADC adaptor for $100.
     
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Jun 30, 2004, 06:14 PM
 
I got last year's display because I liked the looks better. I am only getting the 20" because I don't have room for anything larger.

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Jul 1, 2004, 07:39 AM
 
Originally posted by kcourt:
I got last year's display because I liked the looks better. I am only getting the 20" because I don't have room for anything larger.

Kathy
You can't go wrong with the 20" I picked that up a while ago. A really nice display.

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Jul 1, 2004, 08:50 AM
 
Originally posted by Maflynn:
You can't go wrong with the 20" I picked that up a while ago. A really nice display.

Mike
While the specs of the new ones might be better, I like the look of the older monitors. the "floating frame" look will always be a classic!
     
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Jul 14, 2004, 07:19 PM
 
Originally posted by TailsToo:
While the specs of the new ones might be better, I like the look of the older monitors. the "floating frame" look will always be a classic!

New 20" display pics:

http://homepage.mac.com/waltafalla/PhotoAlbum10.html

Enjoy!
     
   
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