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Using an Apple 30in Cinema Display as a TV?

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I was looking for a HDTV to use as a display for my Xbox, PS2, DVD playback (via Xbox) and future Xbox360 and PS3. I wanted it to be capable of displaying full HDTV 1920x1080p resolution but the TV I decided on costs $3700 on newegg. (The Sharp AQUOS 45in by the way) so I got to thinking, why not use this;

http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPL...s&mco=91A92F05

It is the 30in Apple Cinema display and it has a resolution of 2560x1600! I was thinking that it certainly should be able to display full 1080p. I was wondering however, how would this work? Would I be able to use this for what I want? Is there perhaps some device that on one end I could hook up the DVI connector to this monitor and on the other end hook up multiple component connections or whatever for my XBox and PS2?? Also, does anyone by chance own this monitor or any of the Apple Cinema displays? I used the 20in models last year when I had Video Film class at my high school.....


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I hear lots of good things about them but Ive never owned one. Saw one in a store though and it was absolutely huge...and pretty. But so expensive lol.
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Lol I know, I have doubts though, the closest res is 1920x1200 and I need 1920x1080......
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why the HELL do you want a 30 inch screen? all i can imagine is this MASSIVE screen and someone's silhouette of a head in the middle from behind...

too big.
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Onething that u have to bare inmind when i was fooling around with wifeys g4 i noticed sumting different on the dvi connection instead of being rectangular shaped (typical dvi connection) on her g4 it was sumwhat rounded on the end. an oval shape. u may wanna check that one first, go to the nearest mac store and look at the bacl panel of the display.
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why the HELL do you want a 30 inch screen? all i can imagine is this MASSIVE screen and someone's silhouette of a head in the middle from behind...

too big.
Uh Id like a big screen too.
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Guys, its not for a PC its for a TV as in you sit back on a couch several feet from it....... and also, I am positive apples use a standard DVI cable like PCs, I have tested this myself. The shape of the connector is different but the actual pins are identicle and are compatible with eachother.
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I hear lots of good things about them but Ive never owned one. Saw one in a store though and it was absolutely huge...and pretty. But so expensive lol.
I nkow i saw it this weekend and i drooled when i saw it and tried some apps on it
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Yeah, I see 'em all the time at the Apple stores, absolutely fantastic. But no one is answering my questions, would this accept standard (480i) and high def (720p and 1080i/p) signals or not? And would I be able to use this thing as a TV for watching TV/MOVIES/Playing console games.
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Yeah, I see 'em all the time at the Apple stores, absolutely fantastic. But no one is answering my questions, would this accept standard (480i) and high def (720p and 1080i/p) signals or not? And would I be able to use this thing as a TV for watching TV/MOVIES/Playing console games.
You can hook it up to your PC and get a TV tuner card.
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