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LCD monitors

Discussion in 'Computer Hardware' started by peavey123, Sep 10, 2008.

  1. peavey123

    peavey123 Active Member

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    Hi All, My monitor went last night so I need a new one. My comp is a G4 power mac (old I know) with a VGA out and an ASC or ACS out (apple display)
    So, what type of connection do these new LCD monitors have? I think its DVI? and is it possible to hook on up to my old G4 through the VGA port via a dvi to VGA adapter or something? basically what are my options here?
     
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    animenick65 Very Active Member

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    GK Very Active Member

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    You can get a DVI adapter, most of better quality new displays even come with one. As for what type of monitor, there was a pretty extensive post a while back about them you may want to check out.
     
  4. peavey123

    peavey123 Active Member

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    Thanks guys. I won't be doing too much designing on this comp as it is so old but this is all good to know for the future as I am looking at getting a new mac in the next couple months and may as well get a good monitor now.
     
  5. Bill Modzel

    Bill Modzel Active Member

    Aaron, If you already know that you're getting a new Mac soon why not save your money
    for a nice 24" iMac? For now just get the cheapest LCD you need to get by.
    That is unless your going to get a MacPro desktop unit that you would use your new monitor with. Unless your running a bunch of specialized equipment the iMac should serve you very well.
     
  6. cgsigns_jamie

    cgsigns_jamie Very Active Member

    If your planning on using the VGA port you will need a converter box.

    Your best bet is to use the Apple Display Connector (ADC) and get this connector to connect a DVI based monitor.

    Or you can always buy a monitor with a VGA connector. It won't be digital but it will be good enough for what you want. Most monitors have both connections, all my Dell's have both connections.
     
  7. peavey123

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    Thanks all!!

    So it turns out most monitors these days have a VGA connection anyways. So my mac store guy and all of you were right! I just picked up a cheap samsung LCD and its is working fine.

    Man I thought I was gonna die (not literally) without internet! that can't be good! lol
     
  8. animenick65

    animenick65 Very Active Member

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    Yea, its pretty crazy how attached to the net we are. I try to take a couple of days a month and not touch the internet or tv all day. Just books and time with the fam.
     

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