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    ClearcutZ
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    Question Monitor question, I need help
    I am getting a dual Powermac G5 and have a question. Can I get any monitor (CRT or LCD) and expect it to work with the Powermac. Sorry for the really basic question but this will be my first Mac and I don't want to blow a couple hundred dollars on a monitor I can't use.

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    ClearcutZ
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    can i get any help???

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    The powermac comes with dual display support, with one plug for an ADC display and another for a DVI. Most CRTs are VGA so you'd need a DVI to VGA adapter if you wanted to use one.
    I'm in your forums, writing sentences in a grammatically acceptable manner.

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    ClearcutZ
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    Quote Originally Posted by muso
    The powermac comes with dual display support, with one plug for an ADC display and another for a DVI. Most CRTs are VGA so you'd need a DVI to VGA adapter if you wanted to use one.
    thank you. i just wanted to know in case i dont get an apple lcd.

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    If you don't get an Apple display, and do want dual displays you'll need an ADC to DVI converter too.
    I'm in your forums, writing sentences in a grammatically acceptable manner.

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    Sorry, I believe the new displays are only DVI and have separate cables to carry USB/Firewire connections.
    I'm in your forums, writing sentences in a grammatically acceptable manner.

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    CaptainMack
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    you are correct. they did this so you could use the moniters w/ any computer

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    llaamaboy
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    Quote Originally Posted by ClearcutZ
    I am getting a dual Powermac G5 and have a question. Can I get any monitor (CRT or LCD) and expect it to work with the Powermac. Sorry for the really basic question but this will be my first Mac and I don't want to blow a couple hundred dollars on a monitor I can't use.
    Yes... Im pretty sure. I am looking at the G5 D2G and was planning on using a CRT for a while. Am pretty sure they come with and adaptor for VGA type monitors. But then, heck, my wife came home with a 20 " Apple Display the work gave her, so I will probably get stuck with her 19" Viewsonic FP. Life is just good some times.

    A quick look on the apple.com site will confrim ....

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    Kim
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    The G5 systems come bundled with the DVI to VGA adapter standard so you can hook it up to either a CRT or LCD out of the box. I have a Crt 21" sony pro, because they are much better for graphics and video.

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