27" Thunderbolt Display (questions)

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  1. Semih macrumors newbie

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    Hi guys,

    First of all please forgive me for my bad use of English, it's because i'm not a native speaker.

    1) I want to buy a new Thunderbolt Display 27", but i want to be sure that i can play Playstation 4 using Thunderbolt Display as a monitor.. Can I do this with a cable or smth. like that, or i can't use PS4 with T.D. 27" ?

    2) Also i have PC, and can i use that T.D. 27" as a monitor of my PC ?

    3) If i mount Thunderbolt Display on to the wall, how can i plug in usb's, or any other cables easily? Is there any trick for it? Or anytime that i want to plug something, should i get my monitor off from the wall?

    Waiting for your help ;)
     
  2. rkaufmann87 macrumors 68000

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    Please read the system requirements for the Thunderbolt display, they are:

    Thunderbolt-enabled Mac computer, including MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, Mac mini, and iMac
    OS X v10.6.8 or later

    You can find the full specifications for the display at:

    https://www.apple.com/displays/specs.html
     
  3. Semih thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes i know but i ask that if i use any cable or adapter, can i use thunderbolt display 27" with my pc
     
  4. bounou macrumors 6502

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    No, you will not be able to use your PS4 with a thunderbolt display.

    My recommendation is get this, it is better in very single way to the thunderbolt display at least until the new ones are released.

    http://www.lg.com/us/monitors/lg-34UM95-P-ultrawide-monitor

    Not only is it bigger display but has a built in KVM switch which means you can use have both your PC, Mac and PS 4 plugged in to this thing at the same time and just switch from one to the other without needing to unplug anything.

    You can even if you want use two of them at the same time by using half the screen, it's a pretty amazing monitor.
     
  5. Semih thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah this is Great but i have changed my Mind

    I just want to buy a monitor that is cheaper but has nearly the same options with this lg monitor..

    My monitor can be 1920x1080. And it can be 27" or 32" ..

    I just want to plug my pc, ps4 and my macbookair to that monitor and easily switch from one to the other one..
     
  6. crsh1976 macrumors 6502a

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    Then you can virtually use any monitor that has HDMI and/or DVI input connectors, you'll need to use a mini-Display Port to HDMI (or mini-DP to DVI) adapter for your Macbook Air tho.
     
  7. Semih thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yep, are there any monitors that have these specialities??

    - Full HD
    - at least 2 hdmi input
    - can be mounted on wall
    - suitable for gaming
    - 27" or 32"
     
  8. Apple fanboy macrumors Core

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    1920 x 1080 on a 27 or 32 inch screen is going to be pretty poor. Look for 2560 x 1440 as a good resolution for a 27 inch screen.
    Look for a good contrast ratio and fast refresh rate for gaming.
    Nearly all monitors will have wall mounting and multiple HDMI inputs.

    Whats your budget?
     
  9. Semih thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Approximately around 500$ .. And i will buy it from Turkey..
     
  10. iHateMacs macrumors 6502a

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    Wow, if that performs as good as it looks then I want one :)
     

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