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HDTV or Apple HD Monitor?

by michlas / May 3, 2007 12:17 AM PDT

Hi everyone,
i'm looking for a tv, or a large monitor, like the expensive apple widescreen display, to plug my macbook to.
I don't really watch television, strictly stuff that comes out of my computer or dvd player. What's the best deal for me?
I know the apple 23 inch display can give me the macbook's maximal resolution, which is about 1900x1120, whereas the Samsung widescreen HDTV LNS2641D, which I have my eye on, has a 1366 x 768 resolution. Will that significantly reduce pic quality?
And if I do get the apple display, can I even plug my dvd player to it and how good will films coming from my macbook look? Lots of questions, I know. Any help I can get would be much appreciated.

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Mac or Samsung???
by jcrobso / May 3, 2007 1:31 AM PDT

When I have been asked what is the best LCD PC monitor,I say Apple's LCDs are at the top of my list!!!!
Samsung's LCDs are very good if you had a PC I would say get the Samsung.
The downside of the Apple is the cost, $900 for the 23".
LCD HDTVs that have RGB/DVI inputs will cost less, Here is a Sharp 32"

Now a question are you a graphic designer, movie maker, use your Mac for your job? If yes, then get the Apple monitor! If not, then maybe getting a Samsung or other HDTV LCD might just do the job for you. John

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by michlas / May 3, 2007 1:40 AM PDT
In reply to: Mac or Samsung???

Thanks for your reply, John.
I do intend to use my mac for the job, documentary filmmaking, but I also want to use it for entertainment... Thus, my dilemma.
There would be a downside to a Samsung or a Sharp, compared to the Apple LCD?

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For you use not really.
by jcrobso / May 3, 2007 2:44 AM PDT
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Using your Mac to play DVDs would be better than using a DVD player.
You will also be able to get a larger screen size for the money. John

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