HDMate - FULL HDTV with ACD pretty cool

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Christafur, Jun 5, 2006.

  1. Christafur macrumors newbie

    Jun 5, 2006
    Got my hands on a HD Mate sample and it's off the hook! :D
    It has two component inputs and DVI In/Out.
    The product size is identical to MacMini.

    I hooked up my 360 and DVD player on it - pic quality is amazing.
    I think Gefen launched this product early this year but never shipped it.
    It only works for 20" and 23", but I heard 30" unit is just around the corner.

    MSRP is $399 - a big investment but I get a good use out of my 23" ACD which cost an arm and a leg. i'm poor :p

    Should I get this? I have to return my sample to a friend. :mad:
  2. LastLine macrumors 65816

    Aug 24, 2005
    For interests sake does it support 1080dpi or just 720?
  3. Christafur thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 5, 2006
    It supports 1080i. :cool:
  4. rhsgolfer33 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 6, 2006
    It sounds pretty cool, but for about $300 more you could get yourself a 23" Dell HDTV. Then you can be using your ACD with the computer and have the tv on too. The HD Mate sounds like a good alternative to buying a HDTV though, got me thinking about getting one if I get a ACD for my lappy.
  5. poppe macrumors 68020


    Apr 29, 2006
    Woodland Hills
    Please Give me a link to that dell because I'd love to have something like that...
  6. cwright macrumors 6502a

    Jan 5, 2004
    I still don't see why you wouldn't want to just buy the Dell 2405FPW 24" LCD instead... unless you really need 2 separate component inputs. The 2405FPW has one, and an S-Video, Composite Video, and VGA/DVI.

    And it's alot cheaper than the 23" Apple screen without the need to buy a $400 adapter box... I love mine, not sure why the apple logo is so important to some people!
  7. Christafur thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 5, 2006
    Your thoughts are reasonable, but I was suggesting a product for loyal Apple product owners.
    Personally, I think Dell monitors are overated - 90% of panels are Taiwanese/Chinese made. Apple cinema display use LGPhillips and Samsung panels. :)

    When I have time, I'll post a pic of my setup with 360 and DVD hooked up. It's quite sleek, simple and easy.
    Apple, boyyyyy!

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