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PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2005 6:19 pm    Post subject: 20 inch CRT monitor Reply with quote

Hi im a new member to 123Macmini, and i read something about incompatability with CRT monitors. Well i got a 20in CRT monitor made by NEC...will this be compatable with my mac mini that i plan to get in the near future, or will i have to get a LCD?
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2005 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There have been issues with the display being dim as in this thread http://www.123macmini.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=923&highlight=dim+video
It is a VGA output problem not a CRT or LCD problem. For some changing the DVI to VGA adapter worked.

I use an LCD through the adapter and there is a difference between my mini and my windows box where windows is actually a bit too brite and needed adjustments in the video driver. I also had to change the monitor profile that OS X wanted to use as it "washed out" the display. In the end i am happier with the output of my mini than with my windows machine.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2005 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you can post your NEC's model number than I may be able to dig up information on how well it works with the Mini.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2005 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is a NEC MultiSynch FE991SB
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2005 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's hard to say what CRT's will be affected. I think older models were the ones having trouble. I could be wrong! What resolution are you using?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2005 1:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

homerjatmoes wrote:
There have been issues with the display being dim
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I use an LCD through the adapter and there is a difference between my mini and my windows box where windows is actually a bit too brite and needed adjustments in the video driver.


heh I had just the opposite problem. The display was too bright for me on the mac! I use an old dell 17" CRT
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2005 2:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's a good reference for the issue, it has just about everything you'd want to know. Hopefully your CRT isn't mentioned! Wink

http://www.xlr8yourmac.com/feedback/mac_mini_dim_video.html
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