30" ACD as a TV?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by crzymac, Mar 4, 2008.

  1. crzymac macrumors newbie

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    Is it possible to use my 30" ACD as a tv? i'm planning to get the Apple TV and connect the dvi with a hdmi to dvi adapter. Does anyone know if the picture quality will be good?
     
  2. Jack Flash macrumors 65816

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    Why don't you buy a real TV instead?
     
  3. crzymac thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I would but the wife... i have an extra 30" ACD that i don't use so i was wondering if i would be able to use that as an extra tv monitor to use for apple tv in my office... other wise i might just sell my ACD...
     
  4. iToaster macrumors 68000

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    Possible, yes. However it will not look great on such a high resolution display, so you should just sell it (or give it to me).
     
  5. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    Get the Elgato EyeTV Hyrbrid. I have one that I use with my 24" iMac and it works out super as a TV. A 30" ACD would only be better/bigger. An AppleTV would work fine too.
     
  6. Razmo macrumors newbie

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    Two issues:
    ACD does not support HDCP so protected content could be an issue

    ACD requires dual link dvi to drive it (2560x1600 native resolution) and I suspect the apple TV does not.
     
  7. kuebby macrumors 68000

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    Sell the ACD. There is really no reason to use a $1500 professional computer display as a TV.
     
  8. IC3D macrumors regular

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    Thank you!!!
     
  9. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    Very good point. And as the other dude said, $1500 can buy one hell of a 'regular' HDTV.
     
  10. crzymac thread starter macrumors newbie

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    very true, well i guess i will put it up for sale on craiglist or the marketplace... thanks for all the info everyone left...
     

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