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Which one is better for watching movies and photos? On the LCD TV, let's say that I'm using -Sony Vaio F with i7, 1GB video card NVIDIA, Full HD, HDMI
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    Default iMac 27" screen quality vs Full HD TV via HDMI from a hi-spec Notebook
    Which one is better for watching movies and photos?

    On the LCD TV, let's say that I'm using
    -Sony Vaio F with i7, 1GB video card NVIDIA, Full HD, HDMI + Full HD LCD TV

    Of Course the Vaio has higher spec than the iMac 27", but it's primarily for watching movies and photos.
    And the iMac has a higher resolution of 1440 vs 1080

    Which one do you think is better?
    Can the iMac be my HD TV?

    Quality wise, which one is better?

    or maybe should I change my question to .... which TV is equal to iMac 27" display?
    What should I consider? Contrast ratio? Frame rate?

    Thanks guys

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    There are plenty of people that use the iMac 27in display as TVs and monitors for playstation or xbox.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chobits View Post
    Which one is better for watching movies and photos?

    On the LCD TV, let's say that I'm using
    -Sony Vaio F with i7, 1GB video card NVIDIA, Full HD, HDMI + Full HD LCD TV

    Of Course the Vaio has higher spec than the iMac 27", but it's primarily for watching movies and photos.
    And the iMac has a higher resolution of 1440 vs 1080

    Which one do you think is better?
    Can the iMac be my HD TV?

    Quality wise, which one is better?

    or maybe should I change my question to .... which TV is equal to iMac 27" display?
    What should I consider? Contrast ratio? Frame rate?

    Thanks guys
    I've been wanting to ask that very question but ended up forgetting to each time. I would also add as to whether or not we can expect to get a high pixel density screen like the one on the iPhone 4. Yes, yes, I know, the consideration given is that you're holding it 12" from your face, instead of sitting farther away from a monitor and even more so from an HDTV. However, the bottom line remains that the iPad and iMac do not have nearly as much of a crystal clear, razor sharp screen at any distance compared to the iPhone 4's so-called "Retina" display (and yes, I know it's a marketing term)

    At the very least, the next iteration of the iPad will probably get one of those displays.
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