What Monitor or Display Do You Use?

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  1. tonymacx86

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    Feb 8, 2012 at 4:12 PM #1
    tonymacx86

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    What monitor do you currently use?

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    I was in the dark ages until a few months ago, I picked up this nice cheap 23" LG display. I'm not super picky, just wanted something cheap and big with LED backlight, HDMI audio capabilities and VGA/DVI/HDMI port options.

    LG Flatiron E2350 23" LED
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B003D9SJ5S/

    Update 2014: Still using the LG :D
     
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  2. eelhead

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    Feb 8, 2012 at 4:27 PM #2
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    Feb 8, 2012 at 4:38 PM #3
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    Dell UltraSharp U2410
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    http://www.amazon.com/Dell-UltraSharp-U2410-Performance-DisplayPort/dp/B00302DNZ4

    What I love most about the U2410 besides the great image is all of the inputs:

    (2) Digital Visual Interface - Digital (DVI-D) with HDCP
    (1) DisplayPort(DP)
    (1) High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI)
    (1) Video Graphics Array (VGA)
    (1) Component
    (1) Composite

    Dell UltraSharp 2005FPW
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    http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/popupproductdetail.aspx?sku=463-6192

    The 2005FPW is an oldie but goodie and is perfect as a second screen.
     
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    Feb 8, 2012 at 4:40 PM #4
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    Apple Cinema HD Display 23" (Acrylic Model)

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    Paired with an ADC to DVI adapter to split the single lead into DVI-D, USB and Power
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    Works great with my old PC now, and will be the display I will use once my Hackintosh is built
     
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    Feb 8, 2012 at 5:32 PM #5
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    I have a several work stations for my systems.

    At one station, I am using an older 23" Apple Cinema Display with the DVI interface at 1920x1200 attached to an IOGear KVM switch for Zorro, PowerMac G5, stock G4 Cube and a Mac G4 Hot Rodded Sawtooth.
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    Although my computers connect through the KVM switch, I have a second monitor, an old Dell SP2208WP A00 monitor with DVI, HDMI and VGA connectors. Zorro's is connected via HDMI for two screens while DVI is used for a two screen display for my Mac Sawtooth destop and the VGA is used for my Mac Cube running OS 9.2.2.

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    At another station, I have a HP ZR24W monitor for Thunderball, Son of Zorro, Batman and HacCube on an IOGear KVM switch.

    Finally, at station for my older Mac 7600, I have an old NEC LCD1980SXi.
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    Feb 8, 2012 at 5:36 PM #6
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    Feb 8, 2012 at 5:51 PM #7
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    1. 27" ACD
    2. A small 15" (not sure why, its good for live feeds like police chases etc...)
    3. 46" HDTV via HDMI cable.

    XFX HD-687A-ZDFC Radeon 6870
     
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    Delighted to see this thread. The monitor is my last big decision, build-wise, but after opting for higher end components in the build, it's eaten into my monitor budget - which was originally $500 for the Dell U2410 (as a graphic designer, I need a decent monitor) or potentially a 27" 2560 x 1440. (There was a HP 27" that fit the bill, the ZR2740w that's available for under $700, but questioning if I need something that big).

    Now tho, my budget is more like $300, unless I can get work to pick up the bill, so I'm scrambling.
     
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    Feb 8, 2012 at 6:49 PM #9
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    I am running a 27" LG Flatron W2753V

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    I have my PC running on the DVI port and my Mac Mini running on the HDMI port, and I just press source to switch between the machines.
     

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