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Old 09-24-2008, 09:54 AM
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Re: Please help me choose a monitor

I am liking or interested in the Nec Multisync LCD2690. Have never seen one so probably go to some store to take a look. One concern that I do have about the Nec and some other monitors is the crispness of the resolution. It is 25.5 inches wide, but only supports a native resolution of 1920 x 1200. The apple cinema display is 23' and has the same resolution. I assume this means that on the Nec Multisync the image is not as crisp as each pixel is stretched out over a large space on the screen. I am kind of used to the crispness of the image that my old 23 inch Apple monitor had.

How do you think that the crispness of the image on a 23" mac cinema display compares to the larger Nec? Is this something I should consider or is the loss of crispness on a Nec not really noticeable?
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Old 09-24-2008, 04:58 PM
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Eizo CG Series.
I was in the market for a new car not too long ago so I asked someone which car I should buy.

They said a Ferrari F430
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Old 09-24-2008, 05:01 PM
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Re: Please help me choose a monitor

Well, the lower end Eizo's are certainly like that Mark.

But the hi-ends are definitely not. Kodak uses the apple and or the eizo only for their soft proofing system. And Apple mostly because they are more affordable.
Just Normlicht, arguably the top color management hardware company around just launched an incredible package The picture on their web site features the eizo.

Its just to bad they are expensive.

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Old 09-25-2008, 01:44 AM
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They said a Ferrari F430
If that is the right tool to get the job done, go for it.
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Old 09-27-2008, 11:25 AM
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I bought the NEC 30 inch monitor

So I bought the NEC MultiSyn LCD3090WQXi. I am having some problems with it. Basically my PSD documents that were created on a 23 inch cinema display are now appearing all stretched out, for example people's heads and bodies that were once normally proportioned are now all stretched out so that the heads and bodies are fat! I don't know how to fix this problem and NEC tech support is not much help. NEC told me before I bought it that it would work fine with a Power PC G5.

I am kind of freaking out and wondering what is causing this problem. I checked under system preferences on my G5 and the maximum resolution that is offered is 1600 x1200. How am I supposed to use a monitor that offers a resolution of 2560 x 1600 on it? Another thing I noticed is that my macbook pro only offers a resolution of 1440 x 900. Supposedly both machines are capable of operating the Apple 30 inch cinema display that has a resolution of 2560 x1600.

I used to view files my PSD files on both the G5 and macbook pro and they appeared identical without any distortion.

Does someone know what is causing my problem?

I tested some of the Adobe stock photos on my NEC and they also appear to have a proportional distortion.

I really need help.
Thanks so much for taking the time to respond.

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Old 09-27-2008, 12:31 PM
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Re: Please help me choose a monitor

Do you use a Dual Link DVI-Cable?
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Old 09-27-2008, 01:00 PM
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Re: Please help me choose a monitor

A 2004 Power PC G5? What's the video card in that build? If you don't see either the NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GT or the NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Ultra in it, then your build can't run 30" displays with native resolution at 2560x1600.
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Old 09-27-2008, 01:21 PM
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Re: Please help me choose a monitor

The card is a ATI Radeon 9600 Pro. I think I am using a dual link DVI-Cable, although am not sure. There is a cable that runs from the back of the monitor and couples with the computer that I believe is called the Dual link DVI-Cable.
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Old 09-27-2008, 04:50 PM
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Apple told me that I wold need a ATI radeon hd 2600 xt to run this monitor and that they cost $800. Perhaps it is time to return the NEC monitor and just get a whole new computer as these cards come installed in the macpro? The cost of this monitor and all the additional time and expenses involved in trying to get it to run off of my Power PC G5 are becoming tiresome.
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Old 09-27-2008, 11:56 PM
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Re: Please help me choose a monitor

where did you get that price from?...see if any on this page fit your budget:

http://www.google.com/products/catal...ult#ps-sellers
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