What LED Tv/monitor for mac mini do you use?

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  1. feistycarlo

    feistycarlo Member

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    Hi philmuggers!

    I just bought a mac mini mid 2011. I'd like to know what LED TV or monitor is best to pair with it? Thanks!
     
  2. Mad Mac

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    Establish you viewing distance considering your work area. Then try the many demo displays at that distance. Open a webpage. You want one that will give comfortable reading. Too big and the texts are fuzzy. Start with the 16" and work your way up. Note the screen resolution too. When you find the screen that pleases you, note the specs.

    Next up is to try different models of the same specs. This time pay attention to colors and video rendering.
     
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    im using Samsung T240HD - 24'' LCD full hd 1920x1600 max res. Im Looking for the LED vesion

    -with TV Tuner and Remote (yup cable tv, my back up tv in my room)
    -Auto Detect / Auto Adjust Colour
    -Monitor for Computers Settings (Internet, Game, Movie Modes)
    -2 HDMI and VGA connection
    -Dolby Digital Input thru Fiber Optics.
     
  4. Mad Mac

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    Is viewing web pages at arm's length comfortable? How is the text size? Readable?
     
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    I am using this on my Mac Mini C2D 2.0. Kinda old model but works fine.

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    Or check this out.

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    What's the largest screen that the mac mini can handle? I'm thinking of building a home theater with internet around a 50"-60" screen...
     
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    It can handle any TV screen as it supports up to 1080p. I'm unaware of any TV that has a resolution higher than 1080p. :)
     
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    Im using a 32" LG LD460. It has 2 HDMI ports

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    I bought a 20" Sony Bravia, only to realize that I barely watch cable TV anymore, so that's what I hooked up to my Mac mini over HDMI.

    I've had to adjust my browser's full zoom to about 125-130% so I won't hurt my eyes. And I can easily zoom in as well if I need precision with other apps.
     
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    Thanks for all the replies. Really helped me a lot. Just 1 more question, im now considering 23-32" tv monitors. What are the advantages and disadvantages of getting 23" or 32" inch? I'll be viewing the monitor at 1-2meters distance.
     
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    Mine is Philips 22EL. works great so far
     
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    I got the one with the most reasonable price its an 18" LG monitor from pc express
     
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    i use 23 inch LG LED monitor full HD and connect the mini via HDMI. i'm surprised how thin it is, it's a perfect pair for my mini. kung mag 32inch ka, i do not recommended using it more than 2m distance kasi when i tried using mine at that distance on my 40 inch LED tv, naliliitan ako sa text at mahirap magbasa. but if you're gonna use the mini as a media server, the 32inch will do. :)
     
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    Look for an IPS type of monitor. I hook up mine to a Sony XBR but i find it crappy still. Dell sells at a reasonable price ($300-$500) compared to the Apple ones.
     
  17. chax

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    hey guys, planning to buy the latest mac mini for our 40" LED TV. any of us here does the same? any pros & cons you can share from your experience? Thanks in advance :)
     
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    ive tried using a 42" LCD TV as display (not a big difference from what you're asking about)... too big for me - for browsing, research and office stuff.

    it's nice for gaming and watching movies though.


    for all around usage, 32" would be the wall for me :)
     
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    Thanks for the info cybersniper. :) My main concern actually is when editing photos, photoshopping etc. Is it still too big?
     
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    It will strain your eyes faster when using a TV. :)
     

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