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Originally Posted by siMac
That's how I browse... I consider not using full screen a waste of screen real estate, why waste space on displaying my desktop background when I could fit extra MacNN posts on my screen?
It depends on the website, but a lot of pages are hard-coded to be a certain width, so having your window fill the whole screen is kind of meaningless, especially if you have a widescreen display.
     
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Originally Posted by Eug Wanker


768p on this Dell W2606C LCD TV looks great. Unfortunately, while 720p H.264 works fine on the iMac, as soon as I attach the Dell, my G5 2.0 iMac starts to stutter a bit with 720p playback on the Dell (particularly if the video is scaled to 768p). I guess dual screen + scaling is just a little too much for this computer on 720p H.264. A Core Duo iMac shouldn't have any problem with this though.
I love this setup! I may just have to copy your when I purchase my iMac.

I wanted to buy a monitor to go along with my iMac and the W2606C would be perfect for as it would serve as a TV and dual monitor.

Would you recommend this? Any problems with the setup? Is it easy to adjust to the huge screen? Should I just go ahead and buy an LCD screen instead of using the W2606C?

Any help would be appreciated!
     
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Originally Posted by iREZ
thanks

its an fp2005 20" widescreen...i would assume that the 24" widescreen dell monitor with a 20" imac would look identical in ratio. if i had any advice to give, its that you should wait till the new sharper looking dell monitors are released, they look snazzy.

What do you mean by identical in ratio?

This would be the fastest/cheaper way for me, but eventually I'm buying an HDTV. Should I buy a 20' or 24' monitor? Or should I just buy the HDTV and use it as a monitor?
     
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Originally Posted by harrisjamieh
What a waste of screen reak estate, having that browser window full screen..... (did you used to be a windows user, by any chance )

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May 24, 2006, 05:54 PM
 
what i meant about identical in ratio is that a 17" iMac connected to a 20" dell monitor is about identical in screen ratio when comparing it to a 20" iMac to a 24" dell monitor. of course the latter setup would give more pixels total. this make sense?
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May 25, 2006, 06:55 AM
 
i get ya, thanks for the help.

it looks like im going for a 37' Polaroid LCD HDTV for $999 at Circuit City and 24' LCD monitor once i find a good price
     
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Originally Posted by siMac
Desk manufacturer?
And where did you get the calendar?
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Originally Posted by bembol
I suggested this to my sister...her new Gateway GM5067H with Gateway 21" HDTV-Ready LCD Monitor (FPD2185WH)...!!! Picked it up at Cosco...just finished setting it up...forgot about how much work I had to go through just setting it up...since I switched to Mac Mini...!!!
My sister got tired of it...slow dows, freezing and errors.

She gave me her Visa and got this



20" Intel iMac

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It was jokes when she ask me, "it didn't come with DVD-RW/ROM...how do I play/burn DVD's?" :hehehe: She didn't know the Slot Loading Super Drive

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Jun 8, 2006, 12:37 PM
 
Originally Posted by siMac




New house, new photos.
(Click to supersize)

How did you do those blue lights? I want to do the same thing with my TV.

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Jun 8, 2006, 05:12 PM
 
Originally Posted by Socially Awkward Solo
How did you do those blue lights? I want to do the same thing with my TV.
What you really need is a PHILIPS CINEOS with Ambilight 2,



http://tinyurl.com/kvlsq

but I can not find such model ( 42PF9830/10 ) @ philips.ca
     
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Ambilight has to be the most annoying "feature" on a display I have ever seen...
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Jun 9, 2006, 04:04 PM
 
It certainly is on that pic. the left side gives the room a nice ambiente, the right one is totally crappy.
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mmm... nice and clean

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abarnard, help me out here. Is that the 20" or 17" model? I just can't figure it out.
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Jun 13, 2006, 10:22 AM
 
I'm gunna guess its a 20, unless he has his dock set to itty bitty size
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Jun 13, 2006, 10:37 AM
 
The dock is set to a very small size, but judging from the size of the keyboard in relation to the screen, I'll say it's a 17". Of course, I'm not very good at these things...
     
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Hi,

It's a 20" 2.0, 2GB RAM, 256 video.

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Originally Posted by abarnard
Hi,

It's a 20" 2.0, 2GB RAM, 256 video.

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Hey abarnard, sounds like you got the same system I'll be getting.. fully blown. My question to you.. are you happy with it, does it rock, so to speak??? please tell all.
     
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Jun 15, 2006, 09:17 PM
 
Originally Posted by GSixZero
Here's my setup.

LOL.. this looks like it belongs in a doll house... It looks small and fake. LOL
     
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I love this thread... the Mac Mini would be the perfect affordable solution for me, but the iMac's are just so nice to look at... I can't wait till I get mine.
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Originally Posted by ael719
I love this thread... the Mac Mini would be the perfect affordable solution for me, but the iMac's are just so nice to look at... I can't wait till I get mine.
And when are you getting yours.. and are you getting the 17" or 20"???
     
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Jun 17, 2006, 02:58 AM
 
Woo, go upgrades! My grandma bought me a new desk,
and I used my graduation money to buy a video iPod and
a Wacom Intuos3 9x12 (on order)...



Originally Posted by iSteve
Soon To Have: iMac 20" screen, 2.0GHz Intel Core Duo, 2GB Ram, 500Gb Hard Drive, ATI Radeo X1600 With 256Mb VRam.
Dude, that's a beefy setup! 500 gigs! I can't figure out how to fill up my 250 gig, let alone another 250 When are you getting that?
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Is that a photoshopped picture, or is you entire room actually black and white..?
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Photoshopped. I find it hard to just take a picture and that's it. I always have to do something to it. It's like ... a bad (sometimes good) habit of mine >.<

Plus, I love that wallpaper by Kol. I just had to let it stand out somehow. It's so complimentary to the Apple OS (he's got a tonne of great ones at www.studiotwentyeight.com)
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Originally Posted by stefanicotine
Woo, go upgrades! My grandma bought me a new desk,
and I used my graduation money to buy a video iPod and
a Wacom Intuos3 9x12 (on order)...




Dude, that's a beefy setup! 500 gigs! I can't figure out how to fill up my 250 gig, let alone another 250 When are you getting that?
I'm hoping to order this Monday Or Wednesday of this week coming. I'm hoping to have it by Friday to Monday of next week. And Can't wait...
     
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Niiice enjoy it!
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Originally Posted by EFFENDI
Desk manufacturer?
And where did you get the calendar?
Desk is a cheapo desk I bought ages ago, can't remember where. The calendar is by GEO (it's like the French 'National Geographic').

Originally Posted by Socially Awkward Solo
How did you do those blue lights? I want to do the same thing with my TV.
They're LED tubes, €35 from Ikea, you can get them in white, blue and green. They've since been relocated to my coffee table.
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Originally Posted by siMac
They're LED tubes, €35 from Ikea, you can get them in white, blue and green. They've since been relocated to my coffee table.
I was sure you were using those neon mod tubes for computers.

At any rate I went to ikea a week ago before I read your post for some other stuff and found those tubes, purchased them and installed them. They work great!

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Yay! My Wacom Intuos3 9x12 came today and I must say,
I can't believe how big of an improvement it is over my Graphire.
It's really hard to get used to such a big tablet >.<

Anyways, I had to rearrange my desk just to fit the beast in there
(err, at least, in an ergonomic fashion) so I figured I'd repost my setup.

(OMG it has color this time ... somewhat)

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Okay.. I know.. this is not a picture of my iMac setup, but what's to come. This is what I have sitting here waiting on the iMac, which will be here next week! Once I have it set up I will replace the picture.



They are:

1. HP Photosmart 2575v All In One (Yea I know.. crappy printer) 600x600 black and 1200x1200 color

2. Logitech Z5500 5.1 Digital Speaker System 500 watts / Max 1000 Watts.

3. .mac

Can't wait to hook it all up. I have a backup Epson Stylus Phone R320, which will probably replace the HP 2575. I thought the resolution on the HP would have been better, and it wasn't listed on the box, so I took a chance.. and lost.
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.mac, nice. I wish i had an account. Online backup storage, very cool. But uhh, doesn't it say the resolution right on the box there? right under that large 27 on the side bar?

btw, those speakers, *drool* let us know how they sound
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Originally Posted by stefanicotine
.mac, nice. I wish i had an account. Online backup storage, very cool. But uhh, doesn't it say the resolution right on the box there? right under that large 27 on the side bar?

btw, those speakers, *drool* let us know how they sound
hehe.. Nope.. that's the resolution for the scanner, which is 2400x4800 Which is better then the print resolution.

Also, I hear the speakers are sweet! The only thing is... so I'm told is you have to buy a cable to get the speakers to be 5.1, if you don't use the speakers, you just get "stereo" sound. The cable was only 20 bucks. But once they are hooked up, I'll let you know. They are nice though, and they have some weight to them, 60 pounds total weight.
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My brand new setup and new Samsung 32" HDTV:




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Originally Posted by mjames
My brand new setup and new Samsung 32" HDTV:
One of the best I have seen to date! Stunning.
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Originally Posted by mjames
My brand new setup and new Samsung 32" HDTV:
A couple questions:

2nd picture: What is the grey box on top of the stand for the one monitor, and then the black one below it.

3rd picture: Also, what is the white box behind the iMac?
     
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Originally Posted by iSteve
A couple questions:

2nd picture: What is the grey box on top of the stand for the one monitor, and then the black one below it.

3rd picture: Also, what is the white box behind the iMac?
The grey box looks like either some sort of modem, or else if I see it correctly, there is an audio cable going into the box, so prehaps an external audio card.

That white box is the power supply for the Cinema Display
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Originally Posted by iSteve
A couple questions:

2nd picture: What is the grey box on top of the stand for the one monitor, and then the black one below it.

3rd picture: Also, what is the white box behind the iMac?
The grey box is my Sonica M-Audio theater external sound card, capable of 7.1 surround, but I mainly use it to enhance the quality of my music at higher bitrates with my Sennheiser HD-595s.

The black box is simply a black box that's empty. It actually came with my radar detecter and I need something to boost the cinema display so the displays are the same height. I was using two books before, but this looks better.

The white box is the cinema display's power block.
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Originally Posted by mjames
My brand new setup and new Samsung 32" HDTV:
Sweeeet display =)
     
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Originally Posted by mjames
My brand new setup and new Samsung 32" HDTV:
DUDE. Thats THE sickest computer setup I've seen in my LIFE!!
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Okay.. just got the iMac and it took me an hour just to try and get an internet connection.... I will post pics when I get off work. Plus, I'll need some help, so I'll ask that later as well.
     
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Here are a few pics of mine. I still have devices I need to add.

Enjoy I hope.





     
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the Z5500 has a huuuge sub woofer, it looks as big as the imac 20' screen!

where are you keeping the satelites?

i have the $50 logitech 5.1's that they sell at sam's club, theyre decent, but now i am looking into getting someting with more kick, im trying to decide between the z5500 and klipsch ifi

i read that the klipsch is much boomier/room filling that the logitechs and as a bonus to me there are only 2 speakers which means less wires

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Originally Posted by ael719
the Z5500 has a huuuge sub woofer, it looks as big as the imac 20' screen!

where are you keeping the satelites?

i have the $50 logitech 5.1's that they sell at sam's club, theyre decent, but now i am looking into getting someting with more kick, im trying to decide between the z5500 and klipsch ifi

i read that the klipsch is much boomier/room filling that the logitechs and as a bonus to me there are only 2 speakers which means less wires

nice setup, enjoy your mac!
Hi.. thanks. right now, the satelites are on small coffee tables for now, until I figure out how to either hang them or find stands for them.

Umm.. I think the z5500 has BANG.. I mean the total weight of the speakers and subwoofer was 60 pounds.. and most of that is the sub woofer. And yes.. it is BIG.. and the bass is wonderful and it has great sound. In fact, when I hooked it up to my old stereo, just to test it out. I went downstairs and my mom said.. "Oh, our speakers sound great".. and they were at almost the lowest volume.

As of yet, I don't have them hooked up to the iMac... I'm waiting for the optical cable, so I can get digital sound.
     
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Okay, here is a picture with everthing hooked up and working fine.

     
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Originally Posted by Mizzou02RS
I finally got my new Intel iMac setup in today...it is great, let me tell ya...very sleek and fast...the other goodies are great, too. :cheesy:

This was my present to myself from the money Uncle Sam was keeping from me.

20" iMac
2.0 gHz Intel Core Duo
2 GB RAM
500 gigabyte HDD
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