lcd tv as a monitor?

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  1. absolutmp5 macrumors regular

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    hey well i was walking through the local mall yesterday and low and behold i found a dell stand. At the stand i saw one of their lcd tvs, i think 26 inch one, but the cool thing was that it had windows running on that huge screen. Im just wondering would mac os look good on a screen like that at the say 1200x780 svga resolution. Also is mac coming out with lcd tvs of their own.
     
  2. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

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    Why would you want to have a desktop this big?

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    There are some other pics of plasmas and LCD tvs around, but I don't want to wade through the search.
     
  3. NatronB macrumors regular

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    26" Dell LCD

    I have the Dell 26" LCD hooked up to my PB G4 12" Rev. A. I span the monitors and use the PiP to display Live TV. The resolution isn't the greatest, and the refresh rate leaves something to be desired, but honestly, I love it. Those Dells are fairly priced and have about a million inputs. Highly recommended.

    -N
     
  4. velocityg4 macrumors 68040

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    The dell 24" LCD monitor is only $200 more and it offers much higher resolution. It can do full HD resolution not just 720p. It also has inputs for composite, component, and s-video. This would work great for a desktop and a HDTV. Though you will need external speakers.
     
  5. absolutmp5 thread starter macrumors regular

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    doesnt the dell 24 inch monitor only act as a lcd monitor and not a tv. wouldn't i have to buy a tuner or something or a hdtv card for the mac for it to work?
     

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