Apple Cinema Display versus TV

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by BrittQ, Nov 19, 2007.

  1. BrittQ macrumors regular

    May 23, 2007
    I'll start by saying I am completely new to TVs/Displays/Monitors etc. Can a computer display like Apple's cinema display be used as a TV somehow? What is the difference between a television and a computer display? Feel free to direct me to a link.
  2. Nugget macrumors 68000


    Nov 24, 2002
    Houston Texas USA
    Here's a recent thread that discusses this topic: Using HDTV as your display.

    I disagree with the poster that it's a great choice, for reasons discussed in that thread. It's a good starting point for you to read, at a minimum.
  3. Chris F macrumors regular

    Jul 27, 2007
    I didnt have time to read the linked article but as someone who works on HDTV chips for a living I wouldent suggest using a HDTV as a full time monitor.

    Its ok for watching movies and stuff like that but for actual work the pixel density on a LCD monitor is vastly higher and applications are designed around this density and look poor even on a 1080P display.

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