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20" iMac or 32" LCD TV and Mac Mini

The good old orange iMac died today and Ernest & Anthony are very sad. At the same time the old TV is due for replacement (21" CRTs are sooo last century). I now need to solve the riddle: Do I get a 20" iMac or do I get a 32" LCD TV and a Mac mini. Properly equipped both alternatives will set us back about 4k (SGD). While 32" sounds tempting the TV screen resolution is a paltry 1288 x 800 (or similar), so the 20" iMac has a clear advantage. Another point: we never owned a Playstation, XBox or Nintendo, so no signal-in jack would be required.
On the other hand, there is this, which makes me urgently want to own a PS3. (The combat section)
Anybody to share how a 20" iMac serves as a TV replacement?

Posted by on 13 May 2006 | Comments (2) | categories: Technology


  1. posted by ursus on Thursday 18 May 2006 AD:
    Hi Stephan

    I have a 20" iMac at home (the old PowerPC type) but have not attached a TV to it yet (what"s a yet :o) but must say that I badly wanted to have one of those myself (my wife uses it) - super duper machine. I have a PowerMac 2.5 Dual which has a EyeTV 310 (digital sat) attached to it. This combination works perfectly well for TV! As the new iMac"s are at least as fast as the PowerMac I can deduce that you would have a winning combination on your hands :o)

    I also wanted to let you know that we will be in Singapore on the 13 and the 14th of June in the hotel you kindly refered us to so if you have time and would like meet please drop us a note at ursus.schneider@gmail.com. Thank you again for sugesting a hotel ;o)

    Maybe seeing you in the near future
    Greetings from Au Nang (Thailand)
  2. posted by TVGeek on Tuesday 29 September 2009 AD:
    Time just changed, I think now you already got new 50+ LCD TV replaced for your old 32" :)