30" ACD or 30" LCD TV?

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  1. robins2001 macrumors member

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    Hi, whats the difference between the new 30" ADC and many 30" LCD TV's that are available for better prices? These can still be used with your Mac's unless im mistaken?

    I was thinking about getting one of the 2 for my new pad, wall mounted and using it for both TV and computer via wireless mouse n keyboard..

    Thanks
     
  2. LeeTom macrumors 68000

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    The 30" ACD has a MUCH MUCH higher resolution than those 30" LCD TVs, that's the bottom line.
     
  3. vraxtus macrumors 65816

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    If the LCD TV doesn't have a DVI port... then it's not going to work with a Mac...

    There may be a few port converters that *may* allow it to work with a LCD TV but I don't know of any ATM.
     
  4. robins2001 thread starter macrumors member

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    ok so what would the quality of the tv be on the 30" ACD using some kind of tv tuner on the mac?

    thanks
     
  5. SpaceMagic macrumors 68000

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    They'll have VGA Ports... some have DVI Ports... and DVI->VGA COMES WITH all new macs... otherwise its like $15 adapter from apple.
     
  6. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    I think your better bet would be to get a Dell 2005FPW for your Mac (~$500) and a nice 28-32" LCD TV. Not only would you then have a great monitor, and a great TV, but you could use both at once. I know I'd hate to have to use only either one or the other at a time. Also I bet this could wind up cheaper than the 30"+the 6800 required to drive it.
     
  7. robins2001 thread starter macrumors member

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    yeah ive heard them dell monitors are good, they the same as the apple displays arnt they?
     
  8. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    The same or better. They have 4 inputs, and a much better warranty (3 years). Excellent screens.
     

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