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LG 29EA73-P Black 29
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: So I use a MAC for work and I use a PC at home. When I bring my Mac home to work at nights it's nice to be able to use Synergy from one machine to another and have dual monitors. I bought this monitor with that in mind. It has the ability to split the screen down the middle (for two sources) as if it were two monitors. Sounds great in theory but in practice its not that great for a couple of reasons:

1. To get this into split source mode you have to fumble around with the ultra sensitive controls. They will take input on the slightest (and I mean slightest) of touch. Because you are reaching "up" to touch the buttons a double tap seems to happen regularly (at least to me) and this sends the menu on to the next selection. (A little frustrating at first.)

2. When in split-source mode the MAC cannot figure out the resolution correctly! I have the monitor drivers installed as well and yes I am using mavericks (known problems). The screen ends up scaling and looks squished! The PC seems to get it right and adjusts the resolution - using Windows 7 and an ATI 5700 card.

In fact the PC looks amazing in any mode! This is a really nice vibrant screen and since (at home) I mostly use it for the PC I'm ok with the MAC being only "so so".

I have not had the color bleed or random lines others have reported and I have owned the monitor for about a month.

ON TO SPLIT SCREEN. The monitor comes with software that more or less creates "regions" on your screen where windows snap into place. (This is different than having two sources) and is an almost useless idea. In fact why can you just size and move your window to a region on your own? I really don't see how this is a selling feature or even something to get upset about with the MAC.

Is the MAC support Terrible? Well no actually. I can switch over to the display port (where I have the mac plugged in) and it display in the super wide high res mode without a problem. I can easily (well with a few menu options - see above) switch back to PC.

Is it worth the $$$. I got this monitor for $350 during the Black Friday sales so in my opinion 100% yes! It might be the sharpest monitor I have ever owned.

Cons: see the pros. I wrote it all as a single review

Other Thoughts: 1. You need REALLY good cables. Nothing cheap. If you do it either won't work or it looks terrible. Get a good HDMI and/or DISPLAY port cables.

2. when in split source mode only one of them has the speakers. Not a big deal but a mixer would have been nice and both HDMI and Displayport carries audio. You can switch the audio source but that's another adventure with the menu options.

3. Windows doesn't always restart the monitor after it goes to sleep. Not sure if this is a driver issue or a monitor issue but if I hit a key on the keyboard then turn the monitor off and on it comes on.

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MOTOROLA SB5120 Surfboard Cable Modem 38Mbps Downstream, 30Mbps Upstream USB and Ethernet 10/100Base-T DOCSIS 2.0/1.1
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Easy install. Solved all my connectivity problems with Comcast by replacing my aging linksys (docsis 1.0) modem.

Cons: None

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Thomas L.'s Profile

Display Name: Thomas L.

Date Joined: 09/11/03

  • Reviews: 2
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  • First Review: 02/08/06
  • Last Review: 01/22/14
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