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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2006 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Even though LCDs are bright... having a dark surround makes your eyes perceive brighter tones. Plus it doesn't reflect the light as much, which is helpful especially in the dark. You want to see the image, not the machine that is projecting the image (at least theater wise).
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2006 1:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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No one would ever seek out for purchase a 24"+ LCD with a huge frame surround. The "chin" never bothered me on the 17 or 20" but this one does.

In the UK store this costs $2565 ouch!


Jay Leno might like the chin Smile

I was hoping if they made a larger screened iMac that they could eliminate the chin. I guess the USB/Firewire ports, speakers etc. make this impossible if you want the width to remain the same.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2006 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think as big as a 24" LCD is. You could fit a lot of it behind the LCD. Also if they made it thicker.

But as Apple would probably have it. They left it like it is to keep the design the way it is.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2006 11:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know it's sacrelidge but I actually have my entire mini system up for sale in hopes it could raise enough funds for me to leap to the 24inch imac. I'm not getting my hopes up though.. The chin on the imacs has always bugged me but i'm hoping someone makes aftermarket cases or covers of some type?
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2006 2:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Jay Leno might like the chin Smile

I was hoping if they made a larger screened iMac that they could eliminate the chin. I guess the USB/Firewire ports, speakers etc. make this impossible if you want the width to remain the same.


Don't know Leno but an old football commentator here Jimmy Hill could give Concorde a run for its money.

I doubt it would be impossible but where would they put the logo if they got rid of it? Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2006 3:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I doubt it would be impossible but where would they put the logo if they got rid of it? Wink
At the bottom center on the bezel.. like the Cinema Displays.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2006 4:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah but that's tiny unlike on the iMac.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2006 2:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Yeah but that's tiny unlike on the iMac.


And more tasteful. I love the tiny Apple on my Cinema Display it's classy.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2006 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Yeah but that's tiny unlike on the iMac.


And more tasteful. I love the tiny Apple on my Cinema Display it's classy.
Yeah I think it is too. That shiny metallic look.
Hell, make the iMacs out of aluminum like the Cinema Displays...
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Hell, make the iMacs out of aluminum like the Cinema Displays...


Too much reflective area if they did that. The white is OK. My extended desktop monitor has a very thin silver fascia surround just like an ACD.

Now if only it and the iMac screens were level...
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2006 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just got one, My LCD doesn't even work.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2006 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Hell, make the iMacs out of aluminum like the Cinema Displays...


Too much reflective area if they did that. The white is OK. My extended desktop monitor has a very thin silver fascia surround just like an ACD.

Now if only it and the iMac screens were level...
Uhhh, the ACD's aluminum is not that reflective. If anything, the glossy polycarbonate is more reflective than the aluminum.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2006 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The ACD aluminum is not very reflective. It has the same reflective properties as the mini.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2006 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bandit Bill wrote:
The ACD aluminum is not very reflective. It has the same reflective properties as the mini.
Thank ya, Bandit Bill.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2006 1:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

just curious, if i boot an imac24 in windows and try to run halflife2 with good settings and fullscreen would it work? maybe with the video upgrade module? That is a lot of screen to power for a higher end game, just wondering if anyone has an idea?
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