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    Need some expert help with 30" monitor setup
    I have two machines, Mac Pro (work) with two Samsung 22" Syncmasters and iMac 24" 3,06GHz GeForce 8800 (internet/fun). Now, I want a 30" monitor in the center of my setup. Iīm thinking about the HP LP3065, because it has 3xDVI-D inputs, so I can switch between the two machines.

    I want to replace one Samsung 22" with the HP 30", so I can work with the Mac Pro with high 2560x1600 resolution. Then I want to connect iMac with "mini DVI to DVI-D" adapter to the HP 30" also, so I can watch movies with bigger screen.

    So my new setup would look like this:

    iMac--->iMac own monitor (1920x1200 ---> to 30" monitor scaled/streched)
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    Mac Pro
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    l---> Samsung Syncmaster 22" (1680x1050)

    I just would like to know, that will this setup work out fine without any problems with different resolutions or anything? In theory it should work I guess, but I canīt be sure. So I would need some expert knowledge about this.

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    it's Mac, I am not a pro, but every time I switch between my screens (when my macbook is at school, I change from a 19inch screen to my 42inch TV) and it works great =)
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    The scaling/stretching will likely look terrible. Via the iMac specs page, I'm unsure the iMac and 30" monitor will scale.

    If anyone has experience with this, please let us know.
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    Hmm... Is the HP LP3065 even compatible with Mac OSX? I canīt find any drivers for it, only for Windows.

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    The 30" display will work fine with your Mac pro without drivers...
    But the miniDVI port only supports a maximum 1920x1080 resolution, so you'll not be able to use that with the 30" (unless you like blurryvision that is...).

    One option: Sell the iMac now and get the new model with mini Displayport when it comes out: That connector supports duallink DVI and higher resolutions.

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    The newer Mini DisplayPort connector will support resolutions up to 2560 x 1600 which should be sufficient for most large HD displays.

    Regards.

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    So I purchased the HP LP3065 and to my disappoitment I noticed few annoying problems. The display flickers at some points of the display like an old bathroom lamp. And the red colour is radiating so much I feel like I´m going blind. So what to do? The monitor has only brightness adjustment and that doesn´t help anything. I´ve calibrated it, but didn´t help at all.

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    It sounds like a dud. Take it back. Give your eyeballs the break they deserve.
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