iMac update

Discussion in 'iMac' started by reeceado, Jul 22, 2010.

  1. reeceado macrumors member

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    Hi
    Iv seen there is an update coming for the iMac and mac pro coming at the end if summer. USB 3.0 and faster FireWire. Does anybody think that it will get HDMI so I could plug my xbox 360 in? I'll be buying one when the update comes anybody else?
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  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    USB 3.0 and faster FW were just rumors, there is no guarantee that they will be included. HDMI output is possible but I doubt we'll see HDMI input as Apple thinks the input is only for other Macs
     
  3. reeceado thread starter macrumors member

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    Does that mean no xbox 360 connection?
    Also does the graphics look awesome when the 360 is connected to the imac 27"?
    Cheers
     
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    It's only 720p but it does look fine. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8JGot_Ny8w
     
  5. Btom macrumors 6502a

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    I don't know what THIS means, but beware.

    Tom B.
     
  6. Ravich macrumors 6502a

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    It also costs at least 150$ from what I understand. Bleh!

    HDMI would be much better, as would the addition of esata or I guess USB3 would be fine as well.
     
  7. Ravich macrumors 6502a

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    Also... the glare when the screen gets dark is ridiculous. It's like a mirror.
     
  8. Phazer macrumors member

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    Also, the refresh rate on those monitors is about 14ms IIRC, so not good for gaming.
    and the resolution of the monitor is way different from the standard 1920x1080, so while your xbox upscales the image from 720p, the monitor will downscale to 1080p, and I seriously doubt that it has a good scaler, since it doesn't really need to.
    In other words, just get a tv for gaming and you will never regret it, EVEN IF apple were to put hdmi in
     
  9. Hellhammer Moderator

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    That's normal for IPS displays. Only crappy TNs achieve those ridiculous response times. I'm not sure how this really affects gaming, it seems to be a marketing scheme rather than a feature. You're right on the quality though, a TV is a lot better because LCDs aren't great when running non-native res
     
  10. reeceado thread starter macrumors member

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    Can't wait to get my 27" iMac! I'll be doin mostly programming and everyday stuff web browsing etc. Anybody predictions on prices? Also BTW apple gas told it's distributors that the iMacs will be in short supply (appleinsider)
     
  11. reeceado thread starter macrumors member

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    Apple has told distributors that the iMac stock is running low (apple insider)
    Can't wait to get my first mac!!!!!
     
  12. johnnymg macrumors 65816

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    If the 27" gets a hot new GPU and USB3 I'd be surprised if there wasn't a price hike of $50-100.

    cheers
    JohnG
     
  13. leftywamumonkey macrumors 6502a

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    Macs $100 Dollars off!!!

    I saw the add for the Macbook and iMac on frys.com to be $100 dollars off of the retail price and I am sure that they are not allowed to sell for a lot less without Apples consent. Is this further proof that the refresh is soon, or does the fact that the Macbook is also cheaper contradict my idea. Oh and the Airport extreme I believe was $20 dollars cheaper.
     
  14. Hilmi Hamidi macrumors 6502

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    User replaceable HDD will be sweet.
    Not gonna happen I guess...
     
  15. reeceado thread starter macrumors member

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    Does anybody knownif you can get the education discount instore If you show your student I'D?
    Has anybody actually done it?
    In te UK
    Cheers
     
  16. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Yes, you can.
     
  17. The Samurai macrumors 68000

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    Slightly cheaper solution that the EyeTV is the Kanex.
     
  18. johnnymg macrumors 65816

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    It is a real PITA to replace the HD in the imac. One of the real drawbacks to the basic design. :(
     
  19. Btom macrumors 6502a

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    There are 120Hz (~8ms) AND 240Hz (~4ms) LCD HDTVs with outstanding display quality. I don't think these are TNs.

    Tom B.
     
  20. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Most TVs, especially larger ones are S-PVA or P-MVA as far as I know. E-IPS which is currently the best IPS has response time of 5ms I think. Anyway, unless you're a gamer, the response time does not matter. Even if you are, I doubt you will notice any difference
     
  21. Btom macrumors 6502a

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    I think they were develop having 3D TV in mind (and yes, fast moving action).

    Tom B.
     
  22. mystikjoe macrumors regular

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    TAKES ABOUT 10-15 MINUTES REAL PITA. :)
     
  23. macpro2000 macrumors 6502a

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    Don't think it will happen with HDMI on iMac.
     
  24. johnnymg macrumors 65816

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    Anyone considering hacking a hole in the back of the new i7 for a esta port? :eek:

    No USB3 ===> esata hack alternative
     

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