Is There Such As High Definition iMacs?

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  1. Pedro D macrumors newbie

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    Are there any iMacs that have High Definition screens? I've seen people selling High Defintion iMacs on eBay but is it true? Are the external Apple monitors High Definition, too?
     
  2. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    All current iMacs are High Definition. The 24" iMacs are True HD as they are 1920X1200.
     
  3. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    "All" is a pretty subjective term.

    "True HD" is a pretty subjective term.
     
  4. Hellhammer Moderator

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    All iMacs are high definition as flopticalcube said. They just don't have same resolutions as HD TVs have (1920x1080 and 1280x768)
     
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    Neither is subjective. HD is defined as 720p (1280X720) or more, which all iMacs are. True HD is 1080p (1920X1080) which the 24" is.
     
  6. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    So Cinema 4k is "Truer HD", then?

    Super Hi-Vision must be "Truest HD"...

    It's all marketing nonsense.
     
  7. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Definitions, not marketing.
     
  8. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    So 720 is False HD. It's not true, as 1080 is True, so being smaller, 720 is false HD...

    Nothing else is this ambiguous. We don't have to deal with True USB 2.0 or True SATA.
     
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  10. Lone Deranger macrumors 65816

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    Haha... nicely put! :D

    True HD doesn't mean much.

     
  11. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Whatever. :rolleyes:
     
  12. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    A little over 720.
     
  13. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Yes. :D
     
  14. Fizzoid macrumors 68020

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    True HD is hardly a definition, just something 1080p is known by, same as Full HD
     
  15. nuckinfutz macrumors 603

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    I don't think you guys are getting Tallest's point.

    Yes HD is

    1280x720
    1920x1080

    When you start hearing people say "True HD" or "Full HD" you know they've been reading too many advertisements. There's nothing more or less true about 1080 or 720 with regard to HD.

    There's nothing wrong with simply saying 1080 HD or 720 HD. Jeebus ...vendors always have to play some angle. Full isn't quite as bad as "True" which is absolutely horrendous because it does invite the "well what's false HD?"
     
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    At least here in Finland stores advertises 720p as HD ready and 1080p as Full HD. I don't know how they advertises in your countries but I find Finland's way easy and all customers can see is it 720p or 1080p
     
  17. Fizzoid macrumors 68020

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    I'm getting his point, I don't think you're getting mine ;)
    As I said, these buzz words are not a definition of resolution, but 1080p is known as True HD or Full HD, because of marketing spin
     
  18. nick9191 macrumors 68040

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    Any notebook, iMac, or Cinema Display that Apple currently sells ships with a screen capable of high definition.
     
  19. nuckinfutz macrumors 603

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    Exactly. If there's one thing humans have shown a preference for it's larger numbers. If resolution being higher is a good thing 1080 HD will always be preferred to 720 HD.

    The 17" is 1920x1200 I believe.
     

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