iMac Screen - HD?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by The Samurai, Dec 29, 2007.

  1. The Samurai macrumors 68000

    The Samurai

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    Hi

    Is it true that the screen for the 20" mac is HD?
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

    Eidorian

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    20": 1680 x 1050
    24": 1920 x 1200

    Not that Apple's website would tell you more about the iMac...
     
  3. theanimala macrumors 6502

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    To break it down even further for the lazy, the 24" is HD, the 20" is not.
     
  4. czachorski macrumors 6502a

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    Ummm - what is HD? Is 720p not HD? Because the 20" is capable of that, right? I would say the 24" is capable of full 1080p, whereas the 20" is not, but still capable of lower-res HD.
     
  5. CBAviator macrumors 6502

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    This really isn't true. The definition (according to the CEA) of HDTV is 720 progressive or higher. This would qualify both iMacs as being High Definition.

    Now, I suppose you could consider 1080p as "full" HD at this time and 720p as "partial HD." Nonetheless, they are both considered HD.
     
  6. acxz macrumors regular

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    Not that the extra 360p makes any difference on screens below 37".
     
  7. wakerider017 macrumors 68000

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    There is a big time noticeable difference between 720 and 1080 on my 24" imac.


    The 20" iMac will support upto 720P (1280x720 - 16:9)
    The 24" iMac will support upto 1080P (1920x1080 - 16:9)

    Obviously there will be black bars on the top and bottom of the screens b/c iMac's are not 16:9

    Both are High Def, and both will look Amazing!
     
  8. CBAviator macrumors 6502

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    Yes, there is certainly a noticeable difference. You're talking the difference between a traditional DVD and "true" HD. But then again, everything's subjective.
     
  9. wakerider017 macrumors 68000

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    Traditional DVD is 480...
     
  10. CBAviator macrumors 6502

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    Ooops, my mistake.
     

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