Does the Aluminum iMac supports 1080p/i?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by LeorD, Aug 4, 2008.

  1. LeorD macrumors member

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    Hi, I just got my first and new mac- The Aluminum 24" iMac
    and I would like to know if i can play 1080p video content?
    and if i can does Perian codec enabels mkv files so after that im ready to enjoy FHD?

    Tnx, Leor
     
  2. CaptainChunk macrumors 68020

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    Technically, yes. The current 24" iMac is 1920x1200 native, so should be able to view full 1080p (1920x1080) material without downscaling.
     
  3. bigbossbmb macrumors 68000

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    I think the OP was questioning the processing power of viewing 1080p compressed footage. Which yes, the 24" imac should be able to do.

    download a 1080p trailer and watch it. If it doesn't drop frames, then you're good to go.
     
  4. revenuee macrumors 68020

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    -- i have the 24 inch iMac -- you're fine for processing power
     
  5. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Yep, I have the 24" iMac as well and there should be no issues with 1080p. :cool:
     
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  7. Consultant macrumors G5

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    As tested last year, white iMac 2.16 was able to play a few 1080 trailers concurrently (it was 3 or 4 at the same time), without stuttering.

    Translation, more than enough power to play a few streams of 1080, yes it'll work for 1 1080p video.
     
  8. revenuee macrumors 68020

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    see -- you don't have to take the word of ~Shard~'s, alphaod, or mine advice -- it's empirical

    how are you bringing the content in anyway?

    trailers? It certainly isn't DVD since the DVD drives are not Blue-Ray or HD-DVD

    Slingbox? or some other device?
     
  9. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Apple hosts movie trailers, some of them in HD up to 1080p
    http://www.apple.com/trailers

    You can also rip with AnyDVD HD with windows than compress it.

    You can also make your own...
     
  10. revenuee macrumors 68020

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    say that again?

    I can take Blue-Ray or HD DVD -- and rip the contents?
     
  11. LeorD thread starter macrumors member

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    Tnx Guys!, youv'e really helped me on this one!:)
     

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