A few questions

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Sparxtribal, Jan 23, 2007.

  1. Sparxtribal macrumors newbie

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    First, I'm going to save up money to buy a mac.. but well I was wondering.. would it be better to get a iMac/macbook/or a pro.. I mean space is a issue.. Also if I get a HDTV would I be able to just use that as a monitor? I'm also waiting on an iPod with widescreen and bigger HDD ^_^ not the stupid priced 8 gig (che 8 gigs HA!) iphone.. imo its overpriced.. even the ipods that are out now for 8 gigs.. but yeah.. cuz its bad enough my ps2 and ps3 will be hooked up to tv.. I'm just wondering if I can add my computer as well when I get the tv.. *sigh* to much **** to buy.. :confused:

    Sparx
     
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Dude, how old are you? Slow down and breathe....
     
  3. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Now take your meds. :p

    Yes, some HD TVs can be used as monitors, but the ones with good enough resolution are expensive and kind of big if you were thinking about sitting right up against it. ;)
     
  4. Sparxtribal thread starter macrumors newbie

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    *pops pills* :eek: wrong pills o_O
    uhmm does anyone know how I can build up my credit ^_^ cuz like.. I can afford monthly payments n stuff.. but.. when it comes to buying str8 up.. like with most things.. I'm screwed lol plus getting money once a month sucks.. and yeah.. parents who don't care really REALLY suck..
     
  5. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Don't mix your TVs and your monitors. Two similar tools used for different purposes (IMHO). If you must mix them, buy as much resolution as you can and get the smallest screen size. That will be a good trade off between Mac and TV.
     
  6. psingh01 macrumors 65816

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    Don't buy with credit, it will turn into a bad habit. Save up and buy when you have the cash. Leave credit for buying cars/houses. :)
     
  7. Sparxtribal thread starter macrumors newbie

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    my problem is this.. computer in living room.. ps2 in bedroom.. tired of having to print out walkthrus etc.. soo maybe something portable will be better for me.. bad nuff I need a wifi which I have yet to figure out how I should do it with ps2.. but thankfully ps3 is wifi based.. so yeah I figured switch back n forth.. but I dunno.. labtops generally don't have the space I need.. heh.. ^^; I like to download soo.. bad nuff 2.5 inch hdds only go to what.. 120gig.. not much space imo..

    Sparx

    Did I mention.. I think I'm going crazy using winblows for a year now.. evil buggy pos..
     
  8. nutman macrumors regular

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    How old are you? You sound like you are ten or something.
     
  9. Sparxtribal thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ehh I'm just weird.. I guess.. 23 but don't feel it.. Uhmm.. is this just itunes problem or what.. but its annoying.. like say you watch a video.. and you change to music.. why does it when you go back to the video.. start where you left off..? is there a way to make it go back to the begining cuz.. yeah irritating with music videos.. also who here thinks they need to add a music video folder or something.. OH and uhmm.. why can't they for :apple: tv add the itunes visualizer in it? instead of what they showed..? or am I the only one who gets drunk and watches the trippy lines?
     
  10. jessep28 macrumors 6502

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    This is (slightly) off topic to the original question, but in answer to your credit question.

    Brief Guide to Building Credit:

    First and foremost, cash is king. If you can pay for anything with cash, do it. Cash doesn't charge interest or induce a hit on your credit score. However, everyone has to build a credit history sometime.

    However, you have to build credit sometime in order to have a solid history for car loans, houses, etc.

    1) Since credit revolves around a contract, you have to be of legal age to enter into binding contracts. That for most areas in the US is 18 (19 in some states even through the card companies generally don't care).

    2) Start Small

    This is how I built mine. Get a gas card or credit card from your bank and just charge stuff you can pay off every single month!!. Also, don't go beyond 1/3 of your assigned limit.

    Keep charging small and paying off every month and the banks will reward you with higher limits and lower interest rates. Then you can start venturing into short-term loans if you can't pay for items with cash.

    Here's a good article I found with more specific tips:

    http://articles.moneycentral.msn.com/Banking/YourCreditRating/4stepsToBuildingGreatCredit.aspx
     
  11. Manzana macrumors 6502a

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    okay, i'll bite

    Macbook sounds perfect for you.

    Get a TV with tuner that can handle 720p, make sure it has HDMI, composite, coaxial, VGA and S-video inputs (Envision Model L32W461), you should be able to plug everything into it.

    If you want an ipod, buy an ipod.
     
  12. Sparxtribal thread starter macrumors newbie

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    bout the tv.. PS3 uses HDMI.. I know I know.. the 1080p tvs are a $$$ killer.. soo I'll wait but.. I mean is 720p good..? personally what I use on comp is decent.. I'm trying to get over the urge to have full hd.. personally as long as it is dvd quality I'm not complaining.. which I'm not sure of the limit a dvd is.. compaired to blu ray and HDDVD
     
  13. pseudobrit macrumors 68040

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    Can you use any punctuation other than two-thirds of an ellipsis? Also, complete thoughts, words and sentences would help.

    Thank you.
     
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  15. extraextra macrumors 68000

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    If you don't need a portable, the iMac is always more value for money.
     
  16. OwlsAndApples macrumors 6502a

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    An ellipsis is '...', sorry but I don't know the answers to your problems :eek:
     
  17. CrackedButter macrumors 68040

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    There is a page about 'ellipsis' on wikipedia.

    Its also the code word for Bond"Casino Royale.
     
  18. Sparxtribal thread starter macrumors newbie

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    so for the price, an imac would be better than mac book? Oh and I'm going to get me an ipod ^_^ your right I should.. cause it has been way WAY to long.
     

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