Recommendations for a beasty display?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by antster94, Jun 25, 2010.

  1. antster94 macrumors 6502a

    antster94

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    Yo guys,

    I am having trouble finding a display that can cater for my needs. Here is a list of what I need in the display:

    1) HDMI Input (I am a HEAVY PS3 gamer)
    2)24"-27" Size
    3) 1080p resolution
    4) Ability to plug in a Mac (will be either Mac Mini or MacBook Pro)

    Thanks a lot

    Anthony
     
  2. skorpien macrumors 68020

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    I would suggest just getting an HDTV. One of those would suit your needs perfectly. As for connecting a Mac, as long as you have a Mini DisplayPort (assuming it's new) to HDMI/DVI connector and the TV has the proper ports, everything should work out.
     
  3. antster94 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    antster94

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    Ok, but I feel that HDTVs are too expensive at too big, like around the edge of the display they usually have a big 'open' area, whereas the monitors are smaller and cheaper.

    The other option is a 27" iMac with some adaptor for the PS3, what do you think will be best for me seeing as I am an avid gamer?
     
  4. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040

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  5. antster94 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    antster94

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    That looks sweet, but I don't see any hdmi inputs?
     
  6. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040

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  7. DeusInvictus7 macrumors 68020

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    Definitely go with a Dell Ultrasharp. I have the 2709W, and I use it for exactly the same things you do, and it's awesome. Although I got it for $550 on a one day sale a year and a half ago, and last I saw the price was around $900.

    And a big plus for the Dell Ultrasharps is the warranty. Just 1 dead/stuck pixel is good enough to have them send out a replacement within the 3 years. I would know, I had to replace mine about 3 months in for a tiny spec and the replacement is gorgeous.
     
  8. kasakka macrumors 68000

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    You don't need HDMI input. A HDMI->DVI cable or adapter will do just fine.
     
  9. DeusInvictus7 macrumors 68020

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    Not if he wants sound.
     
  10. kasakka macrumors 68000

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    True, but what self-respecting gamer would use speakers built into a display? ;)
     

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