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  1. JohnRice

    Can I run this amazing monitor with my MacBook Pro?

    My guess on Vudu and Disney+ is that every image is (stupidly) formatted to the full 16x9 image with black bars, where the others have no actual black bars, which just get inserted by default to fill the available space. I doubt there's any "fix" to that. At least not a simple one. Just like...
  2. JohnRice

    Can I run this amazing monitor with my MacBook Pro?

    BTW Ron, today I finally hooked up the TP3Plus dock to my computer at work using THIS CABLE. It's one of the most reasonably priced 2M cables with full TB3 capabilities that I found. I'm running dual monitors with the same total desktop as your new monitor. It has confirmed full speed 40Gb/s and...
  3. JohnRice

    Can I run this amazing monitor with my MacBook Pro?

    There ya go.
  4. JohnRice

    Can I run this amazing monitor with my MacBook Pro?

    Could be, but I'm not sure I've ever seen that. Computer monitors I've seen have all had DP and hdmi connections. The adapter cables are cheap, usually under $20.
  5. JohnRice

    Can I run this amazing monitor with my MacBook Pro?

    Ron, to the best of my knowledge, as long as the MacBook can drive those monitors, yes that should work. USB-C to DisplayPort or hdmi cables. I don't know if it has an hdmi output, but if it does I'd use it for one monitor, simply to free up a Thunderbolt/USB port. Or, of course, a TB3 dock.
  6. JohnRice

    Can I run this amazing monitor with my MacBook Pro?

    Any update Ron?
  7. JohnRice

    Can I run this amazing monitor with my MacBook Pro?

    I tend to agree. For years I used dual 16:10 monitors instead of 16:9, but when I went to greater real estate with WQHD, the 16:10 option disappeared. Vertical space is a real benefit on our shipping computer, so one monitor is rotated vertically.
  8. JohnRice

    Can I run this amazing monitor with my MacBook Pro?

    QLED is just an LED/LCD with greater color gamut, and it can (and usually does) have greater dynamic range, but it's still an LCD panel. Completely different from OLED.
  9. JohnRice

    Can I run this amazing monitor with my MacBook Pro?

    I have to admit, that looks pretty cool. I'll stick with my dual monitors creating the same desktop, though. No doubt you'll find that dot pitch (text size, for example) a huge improvement from what you've been using. I still run browsers at 110% since I find things a bit small for my taste...
  10. JohnRice

    Can I run this amazing monitor with my MacBook Pro?

    One of the photos in the Amazon listing you linked shows the two mounting options. With a huge monitor like that, I'd lean toward mounting to a hole, so there's no way it can slip off.
  11. JohnRice

    Can I run this amazing monitor with my MacBook Pro?

    Ron, that stand has the option to mount the way I said. No need to research bolt sizes. They call it the “Grommet Approach” in their specs. It comes with the hardware that’s needed.
  12. JohnRice

    Can I run this amazing monitor with my MacBook Pro?

    It's probably easier and more stable to drill a hole through the desktop for the stand. All the ones I've seen can be mounted either with a clamp on the back, or through a hole in the top.
  13. JohnRice

    Can I run this amazing monitor with my MacBook Pro?

    The wood is 2" thick? I would use a drill for starter holes and a reciprocating saw.
  14. JohnRice

    Can I run this amazing monitor with my MacBook Pro?

    I can only speculate on how a curved monitor works, which is why I moved on to just trying to address the technical aspects.
  15. JohnRice

    Can I run this amazing monitor with my MacBook Pro?

    Ron, my main concern is the side effects of the curvature, but I've also never personally used a curved monitor. I just know that both Sam and John Dirk have commented on HTF that they found the curvature too annoying to use, and sent back the monitors they got. For me IPS (or something...
  16. JohnRice

    Can I run this amazing monitor with my MacBook Pro?

    Ron, I hope you didn't think I was being snarky. That wasn't my intention. I'm quite certain that a curved monitor is not for me, but I'm also trying to make a concerted effort to express my reservations about things, then leave it alone and try to be helpful with others achieving their goals...
  17. JohnRice

    Can I run this amazing monitor with my MacBook Pro?

    Just to add, which also goes along with what you said Sam, even though I run two monitors, they aren't "equal. IOW, I don't have them centered with the gutter in the middle. I've been using dual monitors for a long time, and the workflow has evolved to what simply makes sense, for me at least...
  18. JohnRice

    Can I run this amazing monitor with my MacBook Pro?

    Sam, I am 100% with you on all your arguments. As I read about curved, ultrawide monitors, I learned about curvature and how that conflicts with the way normal computer use works. I have tried to convince Ron that dual frameless monitors is the better way to go. But, you know, I'm also...
  19. JohnRice

    Can I run this amazing monitor with my MacBook Pro?

    Ron, like I already confessed, I can only guess at a few of the details. One thing is certain, you need that cable to take full advantage of your dock. Will the ultrawide monitor work with the DP port? It probably will, but like Man pointed out, there are variables such as HDR. But will your...
  20. JohnRice

    Can I run this amazing monitor with my MacBook Pro?

    As I clearly stated in my previous post, the dock does support a 5K monitor through the TB3 port. I'll just wander along and leave this thread alone until Ron actually has a monitor and something to report back.
  21. JohnRice

    Can I run this amazing monitor with my MacBook Pro?

    The dock says it can drive a 4K monitor through the DP connection and a 5K through the TB3 connection. With the info we have, it's only possible to speculate, but a 5K monitor is 5120x2880, which is double the resolution of the monitor in question, which is 5120x1440. SO, it really should be...
  22. JohnRice

    Can I run this amazing monitor with my MacBook Pro?

    I know you mean well, but all of this has been hashed out already, if you read the entire thread.
  23. JohnRice

    Can I run this amazing monitor with my MacBook Pro?

    My head hurts.
  24. JohnRice

    Can I run this amazing monitor with my MacBook Pro?

    Ron, the only thing that should matter is the total number of pixels. The way you currently have it set up is capable (with the current cable you have between the computer and dock) is capable of driving one 4K display by DP. So, it should be able to drive the ultrawide monitor the same way...
  25. JohnRice

    Can I run this amazing monitor with my MacBook Pro?

    The ultrawide will be that size, just sharper since it won’t be scaling.
  26. JohnRice

    Can I run this amazing monitor with my MacBook Pro?

    How does it look... aside from any blurriness?
  27. JohnRice

    Can I run this amazing monitor with my MacBook Pro?

    Ron... The 5120x1440 resolution is for a single, ultrawide monitor. That's not what you have now. You have two regular width monitors. So, the equivalent resolution, for the purpose of seeing text sizes, etc. but with the loss of sharpness due to scaling, would be to set each monitor to...
  28. JohnRice

    Can I run this amazing monitor with my MacBook Pro?

    I strongly suspect you'll have to use a full-blown 40Gb/s TB3 cable between the computer and the dock. It came with one, but only 2ft. As far as the resolution for the display, "Default for Display" in Displays Setup should be the way to go.
  29. JohnRice

    Can I run this amazing monitor with my MacBook Pro?

    Ron, really the optimal settings for resolution is just to run it at the native 5180x1440. Things will be a bit smaller than "normal" but much larger than what you have now. As I said, I run the same resolution across two 27" monitors and I measured the physical dimensions of them, and they...
  30. JohnRice

    Can I run this amazing monitor with my MacBook Pro?

    To be fair, I'm pretty certain that I've been generally discouraging the idea of the widescreen monitor, if only on the basis of cost. I'm just trying to avoid telling others what to do. I have been wondering how people who use small 4K displays felt about them, because they never made sense...
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