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Turning Cinema Display off, without unplugging?

Message #1 - Posted 2007/08/19 - AES

Any way (other than sleeping the computer) to turn off a Mac 21" Cinema Display, without unplugging it from the computer?

Message #2 - Posted 2007/08/19 - Mabsey

On 2007-08-19 22:36:09 +0100, AES said:

Any way (other than sleeping the computer) to turn off a Mac 21" Cinema Display, without unplugging it from the computer?

In Energy Saver, you can set the display to sleep after say, one minute of inactivity while the computer can be set to sleep only after a longer period of time.

Message #3 - Posted 2007/08/20 - Andreas Rutishauser

Salut AES

Previously, AES wrote:

Any way (other than sleeping the computer) to turn off a Mac 21" Cinema Display, without unplugging it from the computer?

you can't, you can't even turn it on, because there is no Apple 21" Cinema Display (there are 22, 23, 20 or 30 inch varieties)

Cheers
Andreas

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Message #4 - Posted 2007/08/20 - AES

Previously, Andreas Rutishauser wrote:

Salut AES

Previously, AES wrote:

Any way (other than sleeping the computer) to turn off a Mac 21" Cinema Display, without unplugging it from the computer?

you can't, you can't even turn it on, because there is no Apple 21" Cinema Display (there are 22, 23, 20 or 30 inch varieties)

Cheers
Andreas

OK.

There are two monitor sizes for the current batch of iMacs. Which monitor size is polarized exactly _wrong_ for polarized sunglasses?

Message #5 - Posted 2007/08/20 - Clever Monkey

AES wrote:

Previously, Andreas Rutishauser wrote:

Salut AES

Previously, AES wrote:

Any way (other than sleeping the computer) to turn off a Mac 21" Cinema Display, without unplugging it from the computer?

you can't, you can't even turn it on, because there is no Apple 21" Cinema Display (there are 22, 23, 20 or 30 inch varieties)

There are two monitor sizes for the current batch of iMacs. Which monitor size is polarized exactly _wrong_ for polarized sunglasses?

The one that polarized greater than 90deg from vertical? Using LCD panels with polarized lenses (which should be polarized vertically to be any use) is always a crap-shoot. Many panels are polarized at 45deg in an effort to alleviate these sorts of problems, but this is only really useful for smaller screens, like mobile phones (though some vendors, such as Dell, currently ship some their LCD monitors with panels that are at 45deg polarization).

Since the manufacturers of LCD devices don't really care about this, it is possible for some models or revisions to be too dark to use with polarized lenses, while others are fine. They source their panels using additional criteria than "which way is the panel polarized in this run?"

This is certainly more of a concern for people using GPS units and the like, which are more likely to be used out in the Real World where polarized lenses are likely to be worn. I would certainly test such a unit outside in the full sun with my polarized glasses on before buying it.

I can't think of an application where a home computer needed to be used by someone with polarized lenses, but if one has a special application or condition where this is needed, then one will have to choose the monitor wisely. You are just as likely to run into a problem with any LCD monitor from any vendor. And what happens if you take a stand-alone monitor and switch it to portrait mode?

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