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Old 14-04-2009
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Apple mini DisplayPort monitors look suspiciously familiar with Mac ones

Apple is not the only company capable of crafting products with meticulous attention to design, engineering, and quality. For evidence, we present the 2009 line of CinemaView LCD displays. State of the art LCD panels surrounded by precision high pressure diecast Aluminum and optically pure glass. Native Mini Displayport connection to your Mac (no ugly adapters needed). Three port USB 2.0 powered hub. Passthrough stereo audio. All beautifully integrated into a single cable to your Mac. While the elegance and substance of our displays are incomparable, our prices are affordable. What use is the most marvelous product in the world if nobody can afford to own it? CinemaView displays are made to perfectly complement any Apple system, whether a Mac Pro tower, a frequently moved MacBook, Macbook Pro, or MacBook Air or a Mac mini.

The three initial CinemaView displays will be sized at 19 inches with 1440?900 resolution, 20.1 inches at 1650?1050 & 24 inches at 1920?1080. The prices are $299, 399 & $499 respectively. All displays have 3 USB 2.0 ports, a passthrough stereo audio jack, & an all in once cable to connect them to your new Unibody Mac, or desktop. No built in webcam however, it looks like we’re going to have to live with glass screens, so anyone that doesn’t want glossy is out of luck. The displays are a good semblance of the Apple Cinema Displays with an aluminum & black motif. Apple made the Mini Display Port free to license soon after the new port was announced. They did this with the intention of allowing other companies and manufacturers to produce products to work specifically with Macs, especially LCD displays. There could be non-Apple computers to utilize the connection standard as well, since the MDP is free to license, and there are no restrictions on product type. Currently, only the most recent refreshes of Apple computers have the Mini Display Port.




Apple is opening up access to its Mini DisplayPort standard, according to an announcement. Though Apple did not develop DisplayPort proper, the company has created a more compact version of the technology to accompany its new unibody MacBooks, as well as the revised 24-inch Cinema Display. Hardware makers looking to build peripherals compatible with the standard -- most likely third-party monitors and video cards -- must apply first for an evaluation license, and then for a separate implementation one. Once Apple agrees to the latter the standard is then free to use.

The two main limitations are that individual products may require specific trademark agreements, and that any suggested corrections to the standard must be submitted to Apple, which then can reproduce them without owing royalties.

DisplayPort is intended as an eventual replacement for DVI, and is being integrated into a growing number of displays and graphics hardware. Its primary advantages are a smaller design, and two-way interaction, which may for instance allow buttons on an LCD to change software settings. Apple has received criticism for its use of HDCP in Mini DisplayPort however, which may block iTunes content from being shown on some external screens.
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Re: Apple mini DisplayPort monitors look suspiciously familiar with Mac ones

All CinemaView displays share certain core features.
  • UniFrame Aluminum perimeter frame
  • High-pressure diecast Aluminum base
  • Rubberized composite rear housing
  • Patent pending EasiGlide tilt mechanism
  • 1.2 meter USB/audio/Mini Displayport cable
  • International power supply
  • Optical grade glass front cover
  • Ecologically friendly engineering


Apple’s current computer models all use the unique Mini Displayport display connector. Other displays require the use of an adapter, and lack convenient single-cable connection to a Mac.

Frankly, other displays are manufactured for use with PC’s, not with Macs. CinemaView is the world’s only display line made just for today's Macs.
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Re: Apple mini DisplayPort monitors look suspiciously familiar with Mac ones

Choose The Model :

CinemaView 19"
  • Size : 19 inches
  • Resolution (pixel) : 1440 x 900
  • Pixel Pitch (mm) : 0.2835
  • Number of Colors : 16.7M
  • View Angle (H/V) : 170 / 160
  • Brightness (cd/m?) : 350
  • Contrast Ratio : 1000 : 1
  • Response Time (ms) : 5 (on/off)
  • Weight (lbs) : 17.5

CinemaView 21"
  • Size : 20.1 inches
  • Resolution (pixel) : 1680 x 1050
  • Pixel Pitch (mm) : 0.258
  • Number of Colors : 16.7M
  • View Angle (H/V) : 170 / 160
  • Brightness (cd/m?) : 350
  • Contrast Ratio : 1000 : 1
  • Response Time (ms) : 5 (on/off)
  • Weight (lbs) : 18.9

CinemaView 24"
  • Size : 24 inches
  • Resolution (pixel) : 1920 x 1080
  • Pixel Pitch (mm) : 0.277
  • Number of Colors : 16.7M
  • View Angle (H/V) : 170 / 160
  • Brightness (cd/m?) : 350
  • Contrast Ratio : 1000 : 1
  • Response Time (ms) : 2 (GTG)
  • Weight (lbs) : 23.7


All Models
  • Connection To Mac : Single 1.2 meter long cable for USB 2.0, 3.5mm stereo audio, and Mini Displayport.
  • Rear Panel Connectors : Three powered USB 2.0 ports, one 3.5mm stereo audio jack.
  • Construction : Diecast UniFrame™ Aluminum frame and base. Optical glass front. Rubberized composite rear cover.
  • Controls : Rear panel located pushbutton on-off switch.
  • Compatibility : All Macs with MIni Displayport connector: iMac, Mac Pro, Macbook, Macbook Air, MacBook Pro, Mac mini.
  • Power : 100-230 VAC 50/60Hz International Power Adapter.
  • Ecology : RoHS, WEEE, California SB20, EPEAT, EPA Energy Star.
  • Safety/Function : ETL, CE, FCC.
  • Included In The Box : CinemaView display, AC power adapter, cleaning cloth, printed documentation.
  • Warranty : 1-year limited replacement warranty.
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