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Best TV to accompany new MacBookPro w/ Retina

by SimplyKlug / April 21, 2013 5:03 AM PDT

Pretty simply question. I'm just trying to find out the best possible TV to use as a secondary monitor for my Mac as well as the ability to play my PS3 on it and stream movies/music/photos from my Mac to it. I know this will require a Smart TV or one with DLNA, but I'm not entirely sure where to start.

I know for a fact I want at least 120hz, 1080p, and larger than 40". Does anyone know if I can accomplish what I'm trying to do without the use of an Apple TV?

Also, slimmer the better, anything below 2" would be preferred.

Thank you guys!

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Re: TV
by Kees_B Forum moderator / April 21, 2013 5:14 AM PDT

Any HD TV with HDMI input can serve as a monitor for any PC, laptop, game console with a HDMI output, using a HDMI cable. If that's all you want, there's no need for Smart or DLNA.

But maybe you want more?

Kees

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I have to go with no.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 21, 2013 5:16 AM PDT

DLNA has folks throwing fits over how picky it can be. I can only guess this will be your first smart TV. Here I have yet to see any smart tv that comes close to how well an Apple TV works. My advice is to focus of display quality and pay nothing for any smart feature. As it is today, many have odd misdirected goals. For example, that maker with Sam in it will not let you use the browser unless you log in with it's mothership first.

Strange restriction in my view.
Bob

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Check out the Apple TV that Bob referred to
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / April 21, 2013 7:23 AM PDT
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