View Full Version : Quality of internet video on 21.5 and 27 models (questions for OWNERS)

Mar 25, 2010, 10:58 AM
I know 1080p video looks great on the iMac's display but I would like to know how lower res video looks on both the 21.5" and 27" models at fullscreen:
Hulu and other TV streaming
Netflix streaming

I'm looking for feedback from people who actually own these iMacs. Thanks!

Mar 25, 2010, 11:09 AM
I'm not an owner of one, but my friend has 27" with EyeTV and it looks pretty good if your nose is not in the glass :p. It's watchable with a distance but I assume you are going to watch it from distance when in full screen

Mar 25, 2010, 11:11 AM
I don't find it too bad. In fact, it's pretty much the same as any other screen.

Mar 25, 2010, 11:13 AM
it looks pretty good if your nose is not in the glass :p.

getting nose grease on my monitors is the worst!

Mar 25, 2010, 12:23 PM
1080p youtube looks amazing on the 27inch.

Mar 25, 2010, 12:27 PM
I have a 24" iMac with a resolution of 1920x1200, and hulu looks decent. It's a little grainy through. Since your iMac is 1920x1080 but over 21.5 inches, video would probably look even better.
1080p youtube looks amazing on the 27inch.
That wasn't helpful, he said he knows 1080p already looks great on the screen. He was talking about lower res video.

Mar 25, 2010, 12:39 PM
Oh, right-- sorry for jumping the topic post.

I've watched both lower resolution hulu and/or youtube vids on both my iMac G5 20 inch and this new 27 inch. The qualities are about the same.