iMac 27 - as tv/Xbox display

Discussion in 'iMac' started by oozeymc, Sep 12, 2010.

  1. oozeymc macrumors newbie

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    Hi all,

    I'm relatively new to this place so please be gentle! I have been thoroughly through a search of the forum and can't find the answer to the following:

    My laptop is broken and I'm thinking of purchasing an iMac. I want to use it as a bedroom tv and a display for my Xbox. I understand that this is possible with a Belkin adapter.

    I wanted to know how practical an iMac is to use as a tv? Has anyone got experience? Is it possible to change channels etc via a remote? I understand you can put it to sleep via the Apple remote.

    Which is the best tv adapter to use - has anyone got any suggestions?

    Apologies if this is a bit vague, I'm fairly new to the game and am hoping to consolidate two systems within one.

    Any help you can offer would be much appreciated.
     
  2. old-wiz macrumors G3

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  3. Hellhammer Moderator

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    All EyeTVs except DTT and Netstream DTT come with an infrared remote controller and the Apple Remote can be used as well.
     
  4. oozeymc thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Cheers guys. Very helpful. I also meant to ask what is the 27's sound like? Is it good enough for a television? I'm not expecting anything fantastic - indeed my brand new 22inch LCD tv is far from great sound-wise. Is it on a par with that - or better?
     
  5. Evo-L macrumors member

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    Well we of course have no idea how your 22" LCD sounds now so we cant compare, but I know my iMac sounds really good for a computer. All of my iTunes songs are clear and get quite loud.
     
  6. oozeymc thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That's just what I wanted to hear. 22inch tvs all sound fairly similar really - quite boxy sound. I imagine the iMac will be an improvement.
     

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