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What Monitor or Display Do You Use?

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asus pb278q love it!!! :thumbup:
 
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Drool.

Been looking into these 21:9 monitors. Can you give some insight to usage and usability in contrast to other 16:9 or 16:10 monitors you have owned/seen.

These are my first 21:9 monitors and compared to my 30"ACD and 24" ACD quality is comparable. Contrast and color look good and a bit less saturated compared to the Apple's. I also like that the screen is a matte finish instead of glossy. They're the only ones I could get a hold of in my country so haven't had the opportunity to compare.

Are you doing film work? What about layouts in editing programs? Color quality?

I work with mostly still photography and do a bit of video as well. Layout is good but would be better in FCPX if I could use the third display as the viewer and Lightroom only supports 2 monitors as well. Color seems fairly accurate although I haven't calibrated them properly.


The monitors are very wide. Can I ask why you went straight to three of them?

These guys do take up quite a bit of space with almost 90" of screen real estate I had to get a desk to accommodate them. I decided to go with three since I run 2 GTX 770's in the Hackintosh and thought I'd take advantage of the extra display connectors. Besides, it just looks cool and I can have a ton of windows open. The one disadvantage I've learned is that it's tough to go back to 16:9 after spending time with 21:9 monitors. These make 16:9 look like 4:3. Cheers.

Thanks.
 
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My old iMac 27" late 2009 is now my hackintosh monitor, how about that? =)

I could have sold it, but honestly, between getting $800 for it and spending at least $500 on a monitor similar to it, which would have come without speakers, I thought I should keep it, and I'm happy. Not to mention it also serves as a backup computer in case things go wrong with the hackintosh AND is my shared media server.

Cons? Yep, a few:
- No brightness control as I unpaired my apple keyboard to use with the hackintosh. Fixed that by using "shades", a neat free app.
- No volume control when using it as a speaker, also, needed a SSDT to make it work. Also fixed that by enabling SSH with remote authentication and then osascript does the trick to change the volume.
- Every now and then I might have to reboot it because the target display goes crazy

Pros? Yep
- Personal media server
- Have a single computer to use with GlimmerBlocker for all our iPhones, iPads and other computers. No more adds in the house
- serves as a BT or long downloads computer. Since the iMac is about 99% silent, it is just on 100% of the time
I too am running an older iMac in target display mode. I have two keyboards and two mice, kinda pointless because I barely use the iMac. But the monitor is great.

Usually, I will turn on the iMac, then wait until it's fully booted up (which takes forever!), then I turn on the Hackintosh, and it will automatically go into target display mode and I can see my BIOS. However, every once in a while, it won't. I have a dual boot, so I press enter on my Hackintosh keyboard (without seeing anything) because it will go into OSX. Once it does, I do the Control+F2 and the target display mode will work. Kinda quirky but not terrible. My only issue is that probably 1 out of 5 times I turn it on, my mouse settings and desktop background switch back to default. Annoys the heck out of me!
 
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AOC 23" 2343, not the best but it has served me for several years, And i have a 27 inch Apple cinema Display but right now is a expensive paperweight because i bought a Mini DP adapter from china for my 770 GTX with DP, and i'm still waiting for this. :)
 
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Two Samsung SyncMaster S23B550.

My Hack outputs to HDMI1 on both by default.

Mac Mini on the desk outputs to HDMI2 on first monitor for when I have to fiddle with home movie/music library that feeds the AppleTV upstairs (the Mini's iTunes account, not my mine since I have stuff not age appropriate - no Game of Thrones, Rome, etc for the youngsters).

HDMI2 input on second monitor is the second display for the Macbook Pro when working from home.
 
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I'm new to this whole thing. Recently purchased a host of components to build my first Hackintosh. I also was curious about which monitor to use and opted for the ASUS 23" MX239H. Looks very clean. Will let you guys know how it works!
 
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Did a job late last year using a 2U 10.9 machine with 2 x GT210 and internal GPU (DVI) to run 1 monitor for the main application and 30 screens divided between the 4 discreet outputs using VGA splitters. Lots of cables and splitter boxes and medium resolution graphics outputted using VDMX to create a virtual screen spanning the 4 x GT210 connections.

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