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Too expensive compared to similar monitors from Samsung and BenQ 1 100.00%
Cheaper than similar models from BenQ and Samsung 0 0%
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Old 09-03-2005, 10:39 PM   #1
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Apple Cinema Display

Hey everyone. I am currently considering buying an Apple Cinema Display for my HP Linux computer. I of course, would buy the ADC to DVI converter so it would work on a normal PC.

What I was wondering is if there is a special option you have to put in your xorg.conf to support widescreen (or is this determined by your screen resolution).

Also, does Nvidia's Linux drivers support all of the higher resolutions....or are they not available on Linux?

Also, how does everyone feel Apple's monitors compare to other more mainstream brands like Samsung or BenQ? I posted a poll for people who don't wish to post.
Old 09-04-2005, 03:08 PM   #2
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I take it this is a monitor, projector or somit like that.

If it is then if the price is like somewhere near 800 (about $1600) and you have a Ge Force 6800 or higher then you might aswell buy a High Definition TV if Linux will support High Definition of course.

I don't no if any Nvidia cards below the 6800 are High Definition ready or not.
Old 09-04-2005, 04:18 PM   #3
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I don't have any specific experience with the Apple cinema display (the 20 inch one is on my beg-the-wife-for-permission list though), but I do know the nvidia drivers support resolutions higher than 1600x1200. This link might be useful too. There is nothing special about widescreen except that the ratio of horizontal pixels to vertical pixels isn't 4:3.
Old 09-04-2005, 07:46 PM   #4
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Hey thx for the info and the link. That is odd, I have never heard of people having so much trouble setting up a monitor under Linux. All of the LCD's I have used before worked fine for me out of the box.
Old 09-04-2005, 10:06 PM   #5
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I find the dell 24" widescreen compareable to the apple cinema screen ....I believe its samsung anyway.
Old 09-04-2005, 11:31 PM   #6
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I have read elsewhere and in the link given by CroMagnon that the Apple is the best monitor for not having ghost effects like many other monitors do. Is this true? Sorry for my ignorance people.


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