is the 27'' Imac is great for watching anime/movies ?

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  1. bo-waleed macrumors 6502

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    this may be my main reason for buying the 27'' imac.

    i already have late 2008 MBP 15''.
     
  2. shenfrey macrumors 68000

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    Can't you just buy apple tv and stream your content? Certainly ALOT cheaper.
     
  3. hifoo45 macrumors member

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    Would have to agree here, if you are just buying the 27" for watching anime, spend $1000 on a 46" 1080p HDTV and $99 on an appleTV and stream from your macbook pro.
     
  4. bo-waleed thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i don't have a good 720p/1080p HDTV.

    actually i have an 720p HDTV but it's old
     
  5. shenfrey macrumors 68000

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    Then take the above advice and spend your money on a nice TV and Apple TV. You don't need another mac surely, thats crazy.
     
  6. bo-waleed thread starter macrumors 6502

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    well i said it may be my main reason for watching videos and i have another reasons like gaming.
     
  7. shenfrey macrumors 68000

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    hmm, sounds to me that you already have your mind made up since you have just bought up additional reasons.

    We have gave you the best advice, if you do WANT another Imac and can afford it, knock yourself out : )
     
  8. rockyroad55 macrumors 601

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    Why don't you just go into an apple store and test it out for yourself?
     
  9. bo-waleed thread starter macrumors 6502

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    already tested but i want your opinions.


    i made this topic to see people opinions not to make my mind.

    i said 'it may' not like 'it is my main reason'
     
  10. rockyroad55 macrumors 601

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    So if you tested it out for yourself, what do you want us to do?
     
  11. InuNacho macrumors 65816

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    Buy the VGA adaptor for it and plug it into the back of your tv.
     
  12. bo-waleed thread starter macrumors 6502

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    opinions, do you know what onions mean ?:p
     
  13. bo-waleed thread starter macrumors 6502

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    bought ??


    did you see my topic about gaming ?
     
  14. Badger^2 macrumors 68000

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    It will look horrible. And games will suck.

    You should buy a really nice Gateway PC, it will do both great!:D
     
  15. shenfrey macrumors 68000

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    evidently not.
     
  16. NannyJordyn macrumors member

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    I'm thinking the OP is looking for input on matters like: Is 27" a good size for this use, does it play the videos/movies/etc. smoothly, etc.

    Watching my movies and tv shows that I've purchased on iTunes is one of the main reasons I've purchased the new 27" iMac, and I was hoping to see some opinions on the issue.
     
  17. rockyroad55 macrumors 601

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    Sure, I love onions!

    Anyway, I think a 21.5" is great also for viewing videos. But, if you have the cash to go all out, might as well go for the maxed 27" and the excellent resolution!
     
  18. bo-waleed thread starter macrumors 6502

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    haha nice joke.


    and i like osx better then windows
     
  19. bo-waleed thread starter macrumors 6502

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    and i love onions too.


    well i was thinking about the 21.5'' but i heard people saying going from 15'' to 21.5'' is not enough.
     
  20. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    If one of your primary reasons is to watch movies, don't waste your money. Just spend $350 on a 1080p 32" TV (I have an LG of that spec, and it's great), and watch your stuff on that, it would look far better. You could hook your MBP up to it as well if you would like.
     
  21. vincenz macrumors 601

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    Certainly you don't need the opinions of strangers on how to spend your money...

    Sounds like you don't need an iMac for watching movies, but if you have the cash, who's to stop you?
     
  22. Badger^2 macrumors 68000

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    I wasnt joking.

    Theres no way on earth a 27" iMac will be great for watching movies. They will be all jagged an pixelated. It barely has enough power to even power the screen.

    I see a nice PC in your future.
     
  23. bo-waleed thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Pixalated ?Really?
     
  24. rockyroad55 macrumors 601

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    But they are two different machines. I think a 21.5" will suffice. It is only worth jumping to the 27" ones if you plan on doing heavier work video editing and all that crazy stuff.
     
  25. bo-waleed thread starter macrumors 6502

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    does anyone agree with him ?

    is the 27'' really bad for watching anime/movies ?
     

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