Am I reading that right - does the new iMac 27" have a displayport IN?

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rurouni

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Reading the tech specs on the site, seems to imply that the screen on the 27" will accept a displayport in?

If so, does this mean that I can finally use the iMac's screen for my HDMI gaming console? Any ideas?
 

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rurouni

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So all I'll need is a HDMI cable to DVI to displayport adapter I guess.

I wonder how Apple is going to implement source switching on this new 27" imac hmm. Apple remote is probably still the same so perhaps its an autoswitched function.

Looking forward to learning more soon!
 

superspiffy

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So all I'll need is a HDMI cable to DVI to displayport adapter I guess.

I wonder how Apple is going to implement source switching on this new 27" imac hmm. Apple remote is probably still the same so perhaps its an autoswitched function.

Looking forward to learning more soon!
i hear it can't do audio in. how are you gonna game with no audio?
 

xparaparafreakx

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"On the 27-inch iMac, the same port offers input, too. So you can connect any external source that has DisplayPort output — including a MacBook or MacBook Pro — and use your iMac as a display."

Doubt they are doing audio.
 

katyoshi

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External speakers.

Now I'm torn between a new mac mini and a 27" imac for htpc. With video in I can connect my cable box to it...
I was thinking the same thing. Since I have the other stuff. But I'm going to give my sister my 24" ACD and bluetooth MM/keyboard and pic up a 27" imac. Especially since you can hook up your MBP!!!
 

StruckANerve

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So all I'll need is a HDMI cable to DVI to displayport adapter I guess.

I wonder how Apple is going to implement source switching on this new 27" imac hmm. Apple remote is probably still the same so perhaps its an autoswitched function.

Looking forward to learning more soon!
Yes you need 3 pieces of equipment to do what should only require 1. If apple were smart they would have just started adding an HDMI port, but no, they like being a pain in the rear.
 

MLAbeau

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Again, they tease and disappoint, no blu-ray

Since 2006 many of us apple video guys and regular consumers for that matter, have been waiting for a blu-ray mac or a blu-ray drive and software that would compliment it. It's 2009, and freaking Microsoft has blu-ray on its computers. Blu-ray is no longer a "bag of hurt" I'm sick of hearing that. They've made it all possible to watch the quality of 1080p and beyond yet they keep us on regular red laser DVD. I'm very upset
 

cube

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Now, can it be used as just a monitor, without switching on the computer?
 

Sambo110

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So if I hooked up my PS3 or 360 to this, and ran at 1080P, what would it look like? Considering the iMac's resolution is a lot higher.
 

JAT

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It'd look the same as a HDTV.
No, it won't. Because it is higher resolution. It will either use 1080x1920 pixels in the middle of the screen or (more likely) convert to the higher screen rez. I doubt anybody will know today how this will work since an iMac hasn't had this option before. Considering the specs say this is to use as a 2nd computer screen, the compatibility with DVD/BD/Xbox/PS3/etc is also unknown right now.
 

0098386

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No, it won't. Because it is higher resolution. It will either use 1080x1920 pixels in the middle of the screen or (more likely) convert to the higher screen rez. I doubt anybody will know today how this will work since an iMac hasn't had this option before. Considering the specs say this is to use as a 2nd computer screen, the compatibility with DVD/BD/Xbox/PS3/etc is also unknown right now.
I guess you haven't used an EyeTV product before. On my Dell monitor the image looks the same as my Bravia. Same colour balance, same everything just a higher resolution. Filters are applied to the output image. The picture doesn't suddenly change from being scaled up. Hell if they apply a proper upscaling engine then it'd look better than a HDTV.

And I think it's 1920x1050.
 

JAT

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I guess you haven't used an EyeTV product before. On my Dell monitor the image looks the same as my Bravia. Same colour balance, same everything just a higher resolution. Filters are applied to the output image. The picture doesn't suddenly change from being scaled up. Hell if they apply a proper upscaling engine then it'd look better than a HDTV.

And I think it's 1920x1050.
LOL!! Some of what you said is physically impossible. IDK what is 1920x1050, but it isn't any normal screen rez.

Guess you don't understand video conversion. Maybe you should try that on a real screen. Course, I guess it doesn't matter as much on a tiny little thing like a 27" iMac, so you are correct about it on this kind of monitor, I suppose.

I would love a monitor like that for editting photos, though.