Apple 42" monitor

firststrike101

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I heard that may be discontinuing the 20" monitor to release a 42" model. As digital home computer (theater) systems are becoming more popular. Maybe this is Apple's way of getting into the TV market, "The year of HD".
 

ITASOR

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Get rid of the only somewhat affordable display? I don't think so. What about the people that don't WANT a HUGE display? They'll only be giving DELL a lot of business by doing that!
 

jaysmith

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if they ever got rd of the 20" (which is really doubtful) then they'd at least have to introduce a decent 17". but with the huge price of the 30", imagine the cash you'd need for a 42? i'd much sooner get a regular lcd tv for 1/3 of the potential cost.
 

ITASOR

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jaysmith said:
if they ever got rd of the 20" (which is really doubtful) then they'd at least have to introduce a decent 17". but with the huge price of the 30", imagine the cash you'd need for a 42? i'd much sooner get a regular lcd tv for 1/3 of the potential cost.
Or a DELL for 1/2 or so of the cost. Bad looks, but same LCD, so I'd rather save the money. Being forced to get 23" or higher wouldn't be a practical choice either.
 

rmhop81

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ITASOR said:
Or a DELL for 1/2 or so of the cost. Bad looks, but same LCD, so I'd rather save the money. Being forced to get 23" or higher wouldn't be a practical choice either.
exactly why i bought my dell 20inch widescreen for only $359 vs. ACD of $799? i don't think so for the same screen.
 

dornoforpyros

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jaysmith said:
if they ever got rd of the 20" (which is really doubtful) then they'd at least have to introduce a decent 17". but with the huge price of the 30", imagine the cash you'd need for a 42? i'd much sooner get a regular lcd tv for 1/3 of the potential cost.
I actually heard this to, I think the plan is to reduce the 23" down to the price of the 20, bump the 30 down to the price of the 23 and have the 42 take the place of the 30".
 

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dornoforpyros said:
I actually heard this to, I think the plan is to reduce the 23" down to the price of the 20, bump the 30 down to the price of the 23 and have the 42 take the place of the 30".
The 23" to 20" is believable. But they would NEVER, EVER release the 30" for the same as a 23" is today.

Unless they do what the did with the iPod and take out the necessities - like the stand, for example. It will just be the display. Thats more believable. :rolleyes:
 

Bibulous

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The 20" is a tight fit on some desktops now, I think apple will always offer a 20" screen.
 

dornoforpyros

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dotdotdot said:
The 23" to 20" is believable. But they would NEVER, EVER release the 30" for the same as a 23" is today.

Unless they do what the did with the iPod and take out the necessities - like the stand, for example. It will just be the display. Thats more believable. :rolleyes:
As I recall the 17" used to cost $1000...
 

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dornoforpyros said:
I actually heard this to, I think the plan is to reduce the 23" down to the price of the 20, bump the 30 down to the price of the 23 and have the 42 take the place of the 30".
That line up and price range would be so juicy.
 

barneygumble

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Well it fits in with the year of HD :p its a shame that apple will never let monitors go for cheap though i imagine a 42" would be at least $5K US but at least you could see the pictures of new digital slr's at native resoloution :eek:
 

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firststrike101 said:
I heard that may be discontinuing the 20" monitor to release a 42" model. As digital home computer (theater) systems are becoming more popular. Maybe this is Apple's way of getting into the TV market, "The year of HD".
dornoforpyros said:
I actually heard this to, I think the plan is to reduce the 23" down to the price of the 20, bump the 30 down to the price of the 23 and have the 42 take the place of the 30".
Hmm, and I heard the world was created in six days. :D
 

dejo

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barneygumble said:
Well it fits in with the year of HD :p its a shame that apple will never let monitors go for cheap though i imagine a 42" would be at least $5K US but at least you could see the pictures of new digital slr's at native resoloution :eek:
The 22" Apple Cinema Display originally sold for $4999.
 

stoid

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At what resolution though? I recall there being many arguments when the 30 inch 2560x1600 screen was released that dual-DVI was maxed out just to pump pixels fast enough. Logic would then say that you couldn't have a monitor with higher res than that. So if the monitor has the same res, but is just bigger, is it really all that?
 

clayj

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42" ain't a monitor anymore... it's a TV. Seriously, almost no one has space for a 30" display on their desks, much less something that's almost a foot wider!

And don't forget that those 42" plasma and LCD TVs from Dell, Sony, Samsung, et al do NOT have the same resolution as even a 23" LCD monitor... they're designed for TV viewing and usually have no more than 768 vertical lines of resolution (1280 x 768 or 1388 x 768, commonly).
 

firststrike101

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42" Apple Monitor/TV

clayj said:
42" ain't a monitor anymore... it's a TV. Seriously, almost no one has space for a 30" display on their desks, much less something that's almost a foot wider!
Well from what I heard it is meant to be a apple branded TV for use as a home computer/theater setup. As you read in my first post. Not intended for a computer only monitor.
 

njmac

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With Apple you never know. Everyone can speculate and think it is a bad idea until they see what Apple pulls out of the hat. Then we will wonder how we ever did without it :rolleyes:
 

barneygumble

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njmac said:
With Apple you never know. Everyone can speculate and think it is a bad idea until they see what Apple pulls out of the hat. Then we will wonder how we ever did without it :rolleyes:
Becasue we can't afford it :p
 

Heb1228

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it seems like 42" would be too large to look at from the distance you usually are away from a computer monitor. 42" is good for looking at from 5 or 10' or more. I think there can be such a thing as too big. ever try to sit on the front row at the movie theatre?
 

zach

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i'm hoping this is true.. not because i want a 42" display, but because i want a 30" for the price of the current 23" :p
 

iWillard

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firststrike101 said:
I heard that may be discontinuing the 20" monitor to release a 42" model. As digital home computer (theater) systems are becoming more popular. Maybe this is Apple's way of getting into the TV market, "The year of HD".
what was the source on this?

42" is crazy big... that's like being able to have ALL the columns showing in iTunes.... while doing FCP..... and ichat open.... and looking through iphoto.... :D
 

hayduke

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