To iMac or not to iMac?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by tbch2325, May 11, 2010.

  1. tbch2325 macrumors newbie

    May 1, 2010
    Hi all,

    Cant make my mind up whether to buy the 27" iMac to replace my 27" 1080i TV and PC..... I mainly want the mac to store my pictures and videos and to use the screen for my PS3/Movies. The only thing is its going to cost me an extra £110 for a dr.bott to use my PS3 and its only going to be 720p. I currently have a PC hooked up to my TV/PS3 with a creative sound card and it sounds great but due to the jacks I would have to change them too.

    If it was your money would you replace PC/Speakers/TV for an iMac or just replace the TV with a 1080p tv for like £400 and keep the current setup? Can anyone comment on the quality of the iMac screen with a PS3 hooked up using dr.bott?

  2. mtnDewFTW macrumors 6502a

    Oct 26, 2009
    San Francisco, CA
    Well it doesn't sound like you actually want the iMac to be a computer. It sounds like you just want a new screen, in which case go get a TV.
    the iMac is great and all, but if you won't actually be using it much, than why spend all that money?
  3. tbch2325 thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 1, 2010
    Yea your probably right. I hardly use my PC, but ive got a few trips booked this year and was hoping to store all the photos/video on it which was the second reason for the mac.

    I assume a LED 720p mac screen wouldnt look as good as say a LCD 1080p 32inch TV?
  4. MacHamster68 macrumors 68040


    Sep 17, 2009
    what you want the iMac 27" using for it will be money thrown out of the window , keep your tv or buy a new one if you think you need a new one and get a new mac mini is more then powerful enough to store photos/videos on , and if the 500 gb drive is not big enough you can always get a external one , there are harddrives available that fit perfect under the mini , and you still got money left over for some nice day out's on your trips ;)

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