iMac display HD?

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  1. daddyrobyn macrumors newbie

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    What makes the display to be considered High Def? And are the iMac displays High Def? Just curious.
    I noticed the 23" and 30" Apple cinema displays are advertised as HD but not the 20"
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  2. theLimit macrumors 6502a

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    The 24" iMac is considered HD. High Definition means a screen resolution of 1920x1080 or greater (even though 1280x720 is considered HD in televisions). The 20" ACD and iMac are 1680x1050 resolution.
     
  3. hempcamp macrumors member

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    Why wouldn't 1280x720 be considered High Def in computers also?

    --Chris
     
  4. davidjearly macrumors 68020

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    It is. 1920x1080 is full HD (i.e. 1080p), that is all.
     
  5. hempcamp macrumors member

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    Thanks. Definitely makes sense. On a display as small as a computer has I doubt you'd see a difference between 1080 (or 1050) and 720 anyway, so it's really moot. I was just wondering after that comment whether there was some bizarre-o standard put out by one of the many standards organizations that would make such a distinction.

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  6. davidjearly macrumors 68020

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    You're right. As far as I'm aware, you will only see the difference 1080p has to offer in a much larger display than either the iMac or MacBook. If the display has a lower pixel resolution than 1980 x 1080, then I can't understand the importance of 1080p.

    David
     
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