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Can you give me a rating on a 5 point or 10 point scale of the speakers compared to other built in monitor speakers in its own range.

Unfortunately i do not have an Apple store in the country I live in but we do have an Apple authorized reseller but they do not offer the 'quality' and freedom of a genuine Apple Store. If I did have a store then I wouldnt be asking almost any questions about Macs on these forums. They charge super high unnecessary prices as well. e.g a basic Mac Pro costs s500 but over here they charge well above 3000.

Is it true that you can make the iMac work only on one cable if you use wifi and wireless keyboard/mouse? Arent there ANY other cables except for the power cable?

I carried my PC one day to my TV and connected it using an sVideo cable. The quality was pathetic and sad. I couldn't read a word on screen. Does this happen on a Mac lets say if I use the appropriate cables that are compatible with the iMac?

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Sorry. Builtin speakers are always ranked poorly.

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Have you heard a builtin that actually did better than say headphones?

The answers in my opinion are yes, non other required and yes, all TV outputs (SD resolution) are poor.

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movies on tV

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the mac mini can present good image quality on the TV so why cant an imac.

say that i have a movie that i want to watch on Tv or i want to show a webpage or document or any other thing on a Standard Def TV and my imac is close by. so which cable do you recommend to use

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Sorry, SD TV aka 480p is...

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Pretty poor stuff. It could be 480i if on NTSC so to call this a good picture means you are not looking too closely.


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Answers, minus the speakers

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Yes, it is true that if you are using a wireless (Bluetooth) keyboard and mouse and have a wireless internet connection, the only cord you need to be plugged into the iMac, is the power cord.

I've never had a reason to try connecting my Mac to my TV so I cannot comment on that one. I can tell you that a projector, connected via S-Video, produces a reasonable image.

What is that currency symbol. It looks like a $(dollar) but probably isn't as the Mac Pro costs a whole bunch more than $500. A basic Mac Pro goes for $2499 in the US


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lol typos and misunderstandings.

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let me type out that bit of my message agin.

a basic Mac Pro costs $2500 but over here they charge well above $3000.

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What a pity

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I was going to get you to send me a couple! Happy


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