LCD/ TV advice

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by NatronB, Sep 14, 2004.

  1. NatronB macrumors regular

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    I'm looking to buy a 20"-26" LCD display for my cramped studio apartment. Requirements:

    -Needs to be able to be pushed by a 12" PB G4 Rev. A
    -Needs 2 Component inputs for XBox and Prog Scan DVD
    -Need TV tuner for TiVo

    Does anyone know a model that'll fit my needs? Am I asking too much? Bueller?

    Thanks,

    -Nate

    edit- plus it needs a VESA mount, thanks
     
  2. crazzyeddie macrumors 68030

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    I think I found the perfect thing...

    Dell's LCD TV Displays

    The 26" model has incredible contrast... 500:1 even tops all of Apple's offerings by almost 50%. I think thats the perfect thing, although I don't know if you can mount it...

    Edit: you can mount it, with a sold-separately mounting kit.
     
  3. crazzyeddie macrumors 68030

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    I just did some more investigation, and it turns out that the Dell has VGA for the computer, as well as HDMI (probably audio-only version) and PC audio in.

    Then for your other components: 2 Component, Composite, S-Video and Audio

    The only downside I can see is the refresh time: 25ms.

    Edit: turns out Dell lists their specs wrong. Its not a DVI-CE (HDMI) port, but rather a full DVI port.
     
  4. NatronB thread starter macrumors regular

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    Dell 26"

    Wow. Thanks.

    I obviously have a moral objection with Dell products, but I think I could suck it up.

    Now, my PB would only be able to push that monster at the maximum 1280 x 768, no (which I believe is the same as my 17" widescreen)? So, everything would just be obnoxiously big, right?

    I could deal with that,

    Thanks again,

    -Nate
     
  5. crazzyeddie macrumors 68030

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    Sounds like you got it all right, even the objection to Dell products :D
     
  6. TranceClubMusic macrumors regular

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    LCD/TV

    Tell me, how does OS X look on a 1024x768 Resolution of something that big???
     
  7. crazzyeddie macrumors 68030

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    One of the other threads just brought this HP 23" LCD TV to my attention. Although it looks like that link won't work... just go into HP and search for f2304 23". It has a resolution of 1920x1200, which is quite a bit nicer than the Dell, but the price is also higher at $1,999.
     
  8. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    That's not an LCD TV, it's an LCD monitor, hence the high resolution; there is a difference. The only way to watch TV on that thing is with external tuners that are able to hook up to one of the monitors inputs.
     
  9. The Past macrumors 6502

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    I am in a similar situation. I ordered my dual 2.5 and have no money left for the Apple 23" display. Dell is offering one with 3 year coverage for under 1500. Is it worth it? I have seen one in a hotel room (it was set up on the wall to watch TV while in the tub) but it was playing TV and not hooked to OS X. Has anyone seen these as monitors?
     

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