Originally Posted by barvybe
- i have the same buzz and pop - so FWIW that seems standard to the Gold.
BTW - I wrote AW about the empty HDMI port. He responded that the manufacturer is switching from HDMI 1 to 1.6 (might have the versions wrong). Doesn't really explain why its empty though. He said he would "compensate" for it...but haven't gotten any detail on that yet. Will let you know.
I'm currently using HDMI cable which doesn't allow the max resolution of the monitor. Mini-DisplayPort to DisplayPort cable arrives today. Purchased on Amazon. If it comes through flicker free, etc. I'll post the brand and link. I have a MBP Retina on the other end.
Interesting that at the apple store they don't have that type of cable and you have to go buy them 3rd party....
That's good to know the power on noise appears to be standard with the gold. Regarding the empty HDMI, definitely report back with what AW offers. Maybe I will try the same. The HDMI technically should support the native resolution if its version 1.4. I think OSX isn't showing all available resolutions, according to this
thread on macrumors. When looking up my Mini DP > HDMI monoprice adapter it only said up to 1920x1080, so that could be it as well. Regardless, I'm also going the DisplayPort route. I just ordered this
cable last night which should allow the full 2560 resolution from the iMac.