My Latest Acquisition

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  1. Wes macrumors 68020

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    Just would like to show off my new tv :D. Thanks to those of you who helped me choose the dvi->vga cable. Here is the end result. My Powermac on a 43inch screen running at 1280x768. Looks brilliant, crystal clear and bright (you can't tell in the picture). Once again :D :D :D
     

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  3. wdlove macrumors P6

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    Congratulations, W-_-W that's a great setup. Is it a plasma HDTV? What are the 2 boxes under the TV? Was the cost around $12,000?
     
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    Re: My Latest Acquisition

    nice... how much was the tv? make/model?

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  5. Wes thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Yes HDTV, box on the right is the tuner that it came with, and on the right is my dvd player. I got the tv for about £4600 with 5 year warranty, stand and etc.
     
  6. Wes thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Re: Re: My Latest Acquisition

    It's a Pioneer PDP-433HDE
     
  7. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Glad it worked out

    The manual for those displays were a little vague about that stuff - though it did say, plug and play compatible with the Mac.

    That hookup section for computers was horrible in the one I looked at.
     
  8. wdlove macrumors P6

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    W-_-W, was it easy to set, compatability? Did the Mac & TV come with the needed items? Do you also use a keyboard & mouse? Do you happen to have a web site where additional information is available?
     
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  10. Wes thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I put a thread a while back asking which cables I should get to hook them up. In the end I got a £19.50 Dvi to vga cable. It was just a matter of plugging the two in. I started up the mac and bingo the screen turned on and everything. All I had to do was change it from 800x600 to the higher res.

    I used my wireless logitech mouse which you can see beside the tv.
     
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    plasma screens

    nice setup. one question, though.

    Don't plasma screens get burn-ins if you leave an image on them that doesn't change?
     
  13. 3rdpath macrumors 68000

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    too nice. something like that would be choice in my studio.

    now if i could just convince the nanny to work for free for a few months...;)
     
  14. Wes thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Nah, but I can watch tv and use the computer at the same time. It can display two inputs at once.
     
  15. Wes thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Re: plasma screens

    I don't think so. I heard a few weeks ago that burn-ins stopped being a problem a few years ago. I read screens could take a hundred hours or so and be fine.
     
  16. 3777 macrumors 6502

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    Does that have Satellite tv too? That's an incredible setup anyway.
     
  17. Wes thread starter macrumors 68020

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    It can, I have digital tv, but it's not satellite. You *just* see the DV3 decoder by Person X's leg.
     

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