30" inch Cinema Display or 32" LCD TV ??

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by fab5freddy, Sep 30, 2007.

  1. fab5freddy macrumors 65816

    fab5freddy

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    i am considering buying a 30" Apple Cinema Display for my Digital Photography and Retouching station. i was also considering a 23" ACD, but i also wanted to use it as a TV for watching movies and video......

    so my question: is the 30" ACD a good DVD and TV watching screen ? or should i get a separate 32" inch LCD TV just for TV watching ??

    please help as i have to get one soon... : )

    thanks!
     
  2. tonyeck macrumors 6502

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    I'll give you a few thoughs that come to my mind

    ACD only has one input - DVI.

    ACD has a MUCH bigger resolution than a TV (unless you're planning on going 1080p with your TV). I find resolution key when editing photographs

    TV's tend to overscan a PC image from my experience.

    You could get a TV input feed to your mac?

    You could consider the 30" Dell which has more inputs and is just as nice screen.

    For the price of one 30", go for a 24" Dell screen for editing and a decent 32" LCD for TV. Are you using HD cable? Standard def can look pretty shoddy on bad upscaling TVs
     
  3. OreoCookie macrumors 68030

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    There is no comparison, a 30" ACD has an aggregate pixel count of 4 MP (!), your TV has at most about 2. That's why 30" computer screens are much more expensive.
     
  4. RevToTheRedline macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah like Oreo said.

    30" Cinema has massive 2560x1600 resolution, you'd be hard pressed to find a good 1080p (1920x1080 res) 32" LCD TV, and most are 1366x768 (720p native) resolution, thats less than a 19" computer LCD.
     

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