Choosing a Monitor for the macbook

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  1. Labster

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    I love my macbook but I'm thinking of using an external monitor when I'm home. Any ideas of reviews would be great from your experiences.
     
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    in for answer
     
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    I use my 32" HDTV to dualscreen and it works well, especially when I want to watch the blueray movies I get. Just make sure you have m-DVi > DVI > HDMI.
     
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    hooked it up to a samsung lcd works pretty well
     
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    :werd: I've heard some people having trouble when they use the Apple mini-DVI>DVI adapter, then DVI>HDMI adapter, then HDMI cable. I've read somewhere that it's best to just use the Apple mini-DVI>DVI adapter, and a cable that has DVI on one end, and HDMI on the other end. That's what I just bought today at Fry's, $20 for the mini-DVI>DVI adapter & $15 for the DVI/HDMI cable.

    I'm typing this on my 42" Sharp Aquos LCD HDTV. I tried using mini-DVI>VGA to my LCD, and it will not display 1080p.
     
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    hmm something to look into.
     
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    dell ultrasharp is a good idea.

    or the new apple LCD if you don't do any photo editing/ need perfectly correct colors.

    i'd stay away from the old apple cinema displays. i have one, its awesome, but i bought it several years ago and they haven't been updated since like 04.
     
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    Not a big photo guy, don't get me wrong I like to take pictures and such but perfect pics aren't all that important to me. What do you think about that monitor I posted in my 2nd post from newegg?
     

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