Summary: I did a dumb thing. I broke my 23" Cinema View monitor. Bought it a year ago and it was GREAT!!! and worth the money. Last week I was taking it to a meeting in the back seat of the car -- you guessed it, I broke it. Contacted Apple Care and a less than friendly person gave me a local authorized repair facility -- you know the rest, had to finally call several facilities myself until I reached an independent facility called MacPros, Richmond, VA. They were great!!!
Summary: I own the 23" Cinema HD display for over a one and a half years now and must say that it's one the best displays I've ever seen. The absolutely uniform backlight and the great viewing angle are really fine... A drawback is the limited compatibility with typical Windows PC GFX boards as the DVI capabilities (Apples ADC is primary a DVI connector with power supply and USB added) are driven to the limits of a single link connector - a sign that DVI has been designed without...
Fantastic display - works perfectly with my Intel XP system
Mark E. Moessinger "Mark Moessinger", Amazon
6 October 2004
Summary: I recently bought this monitor through Amazon. I upgraded my video card to a GEforce FX 5600 since that has a DVI port. This is probably one of the best technology investments I have ever made. Razor sharp picture, have yet to find a single dead pixel - not saying there aren't any - just that they are not apparent. Have played a bunch of games on it - no ghosting. Have watched DVD's on it - they look awesome. Aesthetically it is beautiful.
Summary: This thing is huge! The UPS driver saw the photo on the box and did not believe it was that big. We both had to open it up and take a look. It's like having two 17" monitors side by side, without the split. This would be great to watch DVD's on. I have it setup to 1920x1200 (19.2" x 12" viewing area or about 96 dpi), and the text is very readable. Works in OS9 just as well as OSX. Instructions were simple, just plug it in - no power cord, it's all in the one cable.
Summary: an absolutely amazing display, worth every penny! works with my Sapphire Atlantis ATI RADEON 9600 Pro like a charm. setup was easy. previously, i couldn't get my nvidia FX 5600 geforce to work with it, try as i might. i've always preferred the ATI cards, anyway. (don't play games, just photoshop and such, so i'm not an expert at this!
Summary: Don't let anyone tell you that this display is incompatible with PCs. I'm running it on a system with Gainward GF4 4200 video card and Windows XP. I use the Dr. Bott DVIator ($...) to convert from DVI to ADC. When I bought the display and adapter I had a moment of panic because after the orders were placed, the DVIator compatibility page was changed to read "DVIator is also currently incompatible with the new 23" Cinema Display HD". Their site still says this.
Summary: This monitor meets all my expectations and more.For some of you that have been hesitant in getting this monitor because of the 1999.99 price tag,please consider my review.First of all, this monitor rocks!For those of you that have never seen it,you're missing out.The amount of desktop space is incredible.Text is vivid at its native resolution of 1920x1200.I'm using a PC with the GFX5900ultra.Setup was indeed flawless.Remember to buy the 99.99 ADC/DVI connector that gives...
Fretted needlessly about whether it would be worth the cost
Mr. Pointy "ohobbes", Amazon
6 October 2004
Summary: I briefly considered buying this...but just couldn't justify the purchase...it seemed pricy, especially when you could get a CRT monitor with as much screen real estate for a fraction of the cost. But the huge price drop and an unexpected financial windfall conspired to make me buy one despite the aching suspicion that I would regret spending that much just for a little (well, a lot) more screen space. Now, several weeks later, I'm wondering why I was ever worried.
Summary: I got one of these and you get what you pay for with this screen. The problem is you pay a lot. Its a very nice screen. Nothing more I can say. Never seen a nicer LCD anywhere. Only reason I dind't give it 5 stars is the price (which is astronomical). I use it to watch movies, do work, everything. I don't even have a TV. By the way if anyone knows if a DVD player that I can hook right up to the DVI input of this I would love to find one.
Beautiful hardware, but beware of compatibility with Windows
Christopher Thomas "consumer", Amazon
6 October 2004
Summary: As a software developer with broadband internet and a TV tuner in my PC, I usually have a ridiculous number of things on screen at the same time. It's not uncommon to catch me writing code in one window, reading documentation in another, and watching TV in a third. Attaching two side-by-side LCD displays to my PC would manage this just fine, and probably more cheaply to boot. But I also like to play games and watch movies, and for that, I wanted a single large panel.