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Hi,

Im about to get an iMac 27'' and i was advised before that these only have a 720p video input, is this still the same or is it 1080p?

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Its the built in camera that's limited to 720P

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Its the built in camera that's limited to 720P
No because i get myself Belkin AV360 Mini DisplayPort Converter for 27"iMac i can't watch blueray or play games on ps3 in 1080p but only 720p and no fault on the Belkin, its because of the iMac, atleast this is how it was a year ago, which i why i asked the question, but more so towards any new imac, is it still the same?
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No because i get myself Belkin AV360 Mini DisplayPort Converter for 27"iMac i can't watch blueray or play games on ps3 in 1080p but only 720p and no fault on the Belkin, its because of the iMac, atleast this is how it was a year ago, which i why i asked the question, but more so towards any new imac, is it still the same?
Please read this information regarding the Belkin AV360:

Belkin AV360™ Mini DisplayPort Converter for 27"iMac F2CD007

If you click on the "Features" heading…you will see that the Belkin AV360 only provides 720P output to an iMac. This to me appears to be a limitation of the Belkin AV360…and not a limitation of the 27" iMac.

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Please read this information regarding the Belkin AV360:

Belkin AV360™ Mini DisplayPort Converter for 27"iMac F2CD007

If you click on the "Features" heading…you will see that the Belkin AV360 only provides 720P output to an iMac. This to me appears to be a limitation of the Belkin AV360…and not a limitation of the 27" iMac.

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yes only to an imac, but 1080p to other machines

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Belkin Av360- Review/Test - YouTube
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Why don't you wait until the iMac line is refreshed? Both the 27" and 21.5" are overdue for a refresh since both were last refreshed May 2011. I don't know if the new 27" iMac will support 1080P for its video input port though. No one but Apple knows and they're not talking.
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Why don't you wait until the iMac line is refreshed? Both the 27" and 21.5" are overdue for a refresh since both were last refreshed May 2011. I don't know if the new 27" iMac will support 1080P for its video input port though. No one but Apple knows and they're not talking.
When are they due to refresh them? I will be getting my imac in about 4-5 months anyway so hopefully by then, its not a major issue but it is nice to watch movies or play games in 1080p
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Could be something out there, but if there is, I haven't found anything that is compatible for video input with the Thunderbolt iMac nor the Thunderbolt Display (as a monitor) for your other external devices aside from another thunderbolt equipped device - such as the new MBP, etc.

Best I can find, Intel still has not yet released the chips (nor the technology) to go from HDMI to TB..

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The only things I'm aware of are the video capture devices such as the ElGato or Black Magic Intensity boxes - link.

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Hi,

Im about to get an iMac 27'' and i was advised before that these only have a 720p video input, is this still the same or is it 1080p?

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Just a small point but 720p is Hi Def and immensely capable of displaying fast moving video.

Last time I looked at the issue an iMac could accept 1080p but it's display data won't tell other devices that it can so it's a no show for some reason known only to Apple (possibly a Sony thing re the Blu Ray and PS3 ?).

Incidentally, you would be hard pushed to tell the difference between 720p and 1080p on screens smaller than 50 inches for reasons of the relationship between screen size, viewing distance and resolution).

To further confuse the issue Apple's 27" iMac is actually WQHD or Wide Quad High Definition or 1440p which was at one time under consideration to become the standard for HD TV and then fell by the wayside.

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Incidentally, you would be hard pushed to tell the difference between 720p and 1080p on screens smaller than 50 inches for reasons of the relationship between screen size, viewing distance and resolution).
That was my first thought. I would challenge anyone to see a difference in video quality between 1080P and 720P on a 27" screen. People get hung up on the numbers (which is why I hate the terms "1080P" and "720P", because people always equate bigger with better).

Even at 40" it's a nearly indiscernible difference, let alone 27".

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That was my first thought. I would challenge anyone to see a difference in video quality between 1080P and 720P on a 27" screen. People get hung up on the numbers (which is why I hate the terms "1080P" and "720P", because people always equate bigger with better).

Even at 40" it's a nearly indiscernible difference, let alone 27".
Yep..and broadcasters output at 720p generally because higher defs take up too much bandwidth. So most of us with our 1080p ready TV's only really see 1080p with Blu Ray disc, or a video upscaled to 1080p by a receiver or player.

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