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Is an Apple Cinema Display (2009 model) worth $650?

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Is an Apple Cinema Display 30 in (2 dead pixels and no stand) worth $650?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

    60.7%
  1. remixedcat

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    and why would you do that de.das.dude?

    anyways I posted what pertained to the topic, providing alternate choices. I think that fits well.
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    If you can mount it on the wall, it is worth it. Sure, Apples suck. If you want to just browse the web and that's all, a 30" Apple would be fine.
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  3. Wile E

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    Ignore manufacturer response ratings for most products. No manufacturer uses the same shades of grey to do their testing. No panel is actually capable of 2ms. That's a bold faced lie.

    Look to good reviews to get an idea of capabilities, and ignore ms ratings unless they are b-w-b or w-b-w ratings. Besides, this is a 30" panel we are talking about. none of them are speed demons, but they are good enough for any non-competitive gaming.

    And those cheaper NECs are not 30" 2560x1600 displays.

    I would personally hold out to find one in good shape, but a used 30" Apple display in the $600-700 range is leagues better than anything you can buy new in that price range.

    I would also expand my search to include the Dell and Gateway 30" models tho.
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    Dell ..... LMAO!!!!

    But a really good Panasonic pro display will run into the six figures.....



    Nah, but still they are six thousand dollars at most retailers. I do not like how they throw a bunch of crap in there to make it expensive, and they don't release a cheaper model without the extra Panasonic camera crap and caption box crap that most people do not use. They have a bunch of fluff features to knock up the price. I don't know how good they actually are though.

    http://www.markertek.com/Digital-Vi...-Reference-Monitors/Panasonic/BT-LH2550.xhtml




    Anyone have experience with those??
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    Go for the TV with 40 inch IPS panel. There are plenty of them for less than 600$.
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    Apple displays are pretty damn nice but to be honest I'd sooner take a smaller Dell for the same price and have a warranty with it.

    Who really needs a 30" monitor any way when for that money you could buy a TV*??


    * - Obviously the TV you get wont be as nice but it will be bigger and I know what I'd sooner have lol
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  7. de.das.dude

    de.das.dude Pro Indian Modder

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    i think the best would be to go for an Samsung LED 30".
    though im not sure of the price of one.
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    Everything but not Samsung! They have the biggest input lag on market (+/-90ms). Samsung TV are unusable for gaming. You should go for full led Sharp 705 or Philips 5605h.
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    Can they do that resolution though?
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    Well I already had the Dell 3007 monitor so this is not a must. I pass on the TVs because none of them offer 2560x1600 resolution.
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    No... they are ONLY fullHD (1920x1080)
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    for the original price being 1600$ it's a good deal, I just worry about buying a monitor that's prone to the blue line of death without having a warranty. My uncle just had to replace his 24" cinema display for that reason.
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    Blue line of death??? How embarrassing for apple. LMAO
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    Why are you laughing about Dell 30" monitors? They are very good. You are lumping together an entire brand based on a couple shitty releases. You should be comparing on a per model basis. Look up reviews on their 30" panels before commenting.

    Any 30" 2560x1600 monitor from the same era has the same LG panel in it. Dell, Apple, Gateway and HP only differ in casings, backlights and electronics, and all have roughly the same quality of electronics and backlights, so you should pick based on price, features and condition.
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    i hate to agree with Wile E, but Dell monitors are good.

    the only monitors that i didnt like were from acer. the back-lighting is garbage. although it may have been different in other ones.
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    Acers are crap. had one, Still works but the backlighing is making act like an old tv. Flcikering lines headaches ouch.

    I'm still LOLing over the fact dell could have good monitors.....

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