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Discussion in 'iMac' started by bo-waleed, Feb 24, 2011.
do you enjoy watching on your imac ? better then MBP (if you have one) ?
i guess most of you imac owners use your imacs for works.
I download TV shows and Movies in 720p/1080p regularly and watch at my friends house sometimes who has the 27'' and it's absolutely amazing. Why watch TV when you can download what you want and see it on such an amazing screen.
Also watch movies/anime. iMac is perfect for anime and movies like toy story.
Though it isn't so good for dark live action movies.
Got a 27" i7. all I do on it is watch anime and movies
The Bleach series finished yesterday so less anime now
Animations Look Amazing ! Anything just 720p looks crisp.
But I agree with dark levels on movies there not as good as a decent plasma, which is expected.
the bleach anime have ended ??
i was waiting for it to end and it's time now.
watch these if you didn't watched them : monster,code geass,DBZ,deathnote and fullmetal.
what do you mean by 'Anything just 720p looks crisp' ?
720p looks bad on the 27'' imac ? why ?
Bleach is still ongoing. Maybe he just caught up to it.
I think he meant anything 720p and up looks crisp (sharp, clear, etc...)
The whole reason I want an iMac is to watch anime on it. I have 2TB full of it, and with the new Thunderbolt announced thatd be rather useful! Took me 16 hours to transfer from one external HDD to another over USB2.
The only thing I worry about is that CCCP doesnt work on OSX. I hate VLC and need to look for alternative.
I hear Mplayer OSX is decent for subs though ..... just waiting on the new iMacs though,
why would anyone hate vlc?
But anyway there is plex and xbmc.
lol, i hate vlc too.
i think movist is the best player on osx,IMO.
what is your favourit anime ?
any anime seuggestion ??
You might try installing Perian and using Quicktime.
Heres my MAL http://myanimelist.net/profile/Zelnaga
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex
Rebuild of Neon Genesis Evangelion
Just to name a few.
Anyways back on topic.
Yes Ive considered using Perian.
Coming from a Windows background. VLC was a world of hurt a few years back. The layout and functions were all over the place and failed to play RealPlayer files or the old .OOG files, and some videos failed to display their subs correctly. I dont know what its like now.
CCCPs MPC Cinema on the other hand; just works for me. So much so id love it on my mac and would consider getting VM fusion or Parallel just to run it (I aint just buying an iMac for anime, its mainly for work aswell).
i really suggest to use mplayer osx extended with this custom build: http://code.google.com/p/mplayerosx-builds/downloads/list
way better than quicktime with perian.
can you suggest anime like deathnote,monster and FMA ?
i don't want anime that the main character a woman or anime that have many nudity.
I use my 27" for work, movies and a TV. The ElGato Hybrid is the best thing ever! I have plenty of room to work, have the TV open and a website in the corner. The ElGato pulls in HD channels from my coaxial cable connection straight form the wall or over the air with an antenna. The OTA reception is pretty good here in San Diego but the coaxial is superb. Recording shows is easy too. The one thing that bugs me is the uneven brightness from corner to corner. This is my second machine and the same issue/characteristic. It's very noticeable with latter boxed movies or dark scenes.
MPlayer OS X is good, even in win 7 I use mplayer (called SMPlayer for windows).