New iMac - some guestions

Discussion in 'iMac' started by appletime, Oct 26, 2007.

  1. appletime macrumors member

    Aug 15, 2005
    After years of dreaming of owning an Apple computer, I finally bought myself a 20" (2.4 GHZ) iMac yesterday evening. I've also upgraded the ram to 2 GB just for that extra power.

    It still feels a bit strange to be using Mac OS X, but I think I will get used to it in time. I've just been so used to using Windows that I cannot imagine using a PC without it.

    But I absolutely love this iMac. It is a great machine and I do hope that it serves me well. However, just a few queries that I'd like to ask you veterans:

    Whenever I play a DVD in full screen mode, the quality of the picture is terrible. Is there a way to fix this or a better software to use? I also notice that when viewing videos on YouTube that the video somewhat lags.. Is this normal?

    I also upgraded the standard Mighty Mouse to the bluetooth option. I'm not very pleased with it to be honest. Any suggestions with buying a wireless mouse that will function and look good with the iMac?

    Also, final question, do you recommend me doing anything or installing any "must-haves" programmes?

    Thanks very much
  2. gorby macrumors 6502

    Oct 20, 2007
    Regarding DVD-- you're pumping in 480 resolution into a display of 1050, I don't think it can look anything but horrible.
  3. sonyc148 macrumors newbie

    Oct 26, 2007
    Try to calibrate your screen with supercal:

    Don't hesitate to spend 30 mins or even 1 hour doing it, it's really worth it. Try to calibrate your screen in an environment where the ambient light is quite low, or in the dark if you can.
  4. l33r0y macrumors 6502

    Aug 7, 2007
    I recommend you use a search engine, such as Google :rolleyes:
  5. appletime thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 15, 2005
    Great, thanks for the tip sonyc148. Can anyone else explain the DVD scenario properly?
  6. 23am macrumors regular


    Oct 7, 2007
    Stockholm, Sweden
    I can recommend the Logitech Media Play mouse.
    It works perfect together with the iMac if you use USB Overdrive for configuring all the buttons, but it doesn't look so good to be honest.
    Luckily you have your hand over it almost all the time :eek:

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