update monitor display ips for macmini christmas 2009 and my apple tv

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  1. couto27 macrumors 6502

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    hi, i found some discussions about displays for the mac mini but they are from 2005/2006

    the mac mini (early 2009)just had a price cut, so i take the chance of getting one very cheap.
    currently im using with my hdtv 42 phillips, until i find a nice display for my needs.
    i´ve. read alot about display and i think i get a few conclusions.

    my budget is not very high, about $250.

    my questions

    -i dont want a cheap tn panel
    -i dont want 16:9

    - i prefer a ips panel or e-ips or something else .
    - size 20" 22" or 24"
    - 16:10
    -resolution 1920x1200 or 1920 x 1080
    -response time 2ms or 5ms
    -brightness 250cd/m2 until 400cd/m2
    - full hd
    - dvi
    - hdmi ???
    -angles are not important i think..
    - basically the monitor use will be for 60% web pages, 20% for games 20% movies.
    should i get for a used :apple: 20" apple cinema display (alluminium) on ebay ($250)
    should i buy new monitor witch one in the market will fit my needs -price/quality

    also i have apple tv and i rent some movies in itunes, and yesterday i made some comparing between itunes 3.0 and macmini has media center.

    the hdtv is a phillips 42 PL5604H/12

    the connection use was mini -dvi-hdmi
    the apple tv was hdmi-hdmi

    the movie was "300" not full hd
    and some cinema trailers from itunes

    i try different resolutions on tv , apple tv and mac mini, and it looks like to the naked eye that apple tv has slightly advantage in picture quality.
    anyway i will not use the mac mini has a media center .

    i hope to hear your advices for the monitor( im in europe but i use us models as review,guides and prices)
    thanks. :)
     
  2. cluthz macrumors 68040

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    $250 will not give you an IPS monitor.

    For your use a good quality TN monitor would do the trick.
     
  3. couto27 thread starter macrumors 6502

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  4. cluthz macrumors 68040

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  6. Umbongo macrumors 601

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    Not with the specs the threadstarter wants, but the Dell 2209WA can be found for less than that.
     
  7. couto27 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    you are in the uk ?
    link please..:)
     
  8. Umbongo macrumors 601

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    Sorry, I didn't realise you were in europe. Overclockers.co.uk/pcbuyit are the best prices I know of.
     

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