razyl wrote in post #3869546
Looking to run off my imac 20", maybe with Apple TV... but i'll check to see about your EyeTV.... what does that do?
I dont think I need HD, and from the pricing I've seen so far I dont think i would go there either. Just want above average to excellent image quality for running slideshows and proofing photos with clients.
My projector isn't sold anymore (Toshiba TDP-9U), but you might consider this one:
With the $200 rebate it's a pretty good buy, and this projector gets rave reviews from those who use it. It's lumens are fewer than my Toshiba, but those who have it don't seem to complain.
Your iMac can have a VGA or composite output, so this projector will work with either (go with the VGA adapter, though). The projector also has both HDMI and component inputs, so if you get an Apple TV it should work just fine. It also has composite and S-video inputs so if you need to connect antiquated devices (e.g., VCR and DirecTV receiver) it'll work with those as well.
If you check out my web page, I have a link that describes my home theater and Apple TV. The home theater is based on a Mac Mini connected to the Toshiba projector and an Onkyo 5.1 surround system (both Dolby Digital and DTS) through the Mini's digital optical port (Toslink), and with a 10 foot-wide Draper screen. Our Apple TV is connected to our SDTV (480i) in the family room by composite video inputs. The ATV only does Dolby Pro Logic II (5-channel) at this point, but hopefully Apple will license DD or DTS for 5.1 in the future (it is already hardware-compatible). All movies and TV series that we have are ripped as H.264 files onto a wireless-n sever with a 500 gb drive and we can access it with all four Macs that we have in the house. It's a good time, but I spend waaaay too much time watching movies.
The EyeTV Hybrid is a USB receiver that decodes digital TV and displays it on the Mac. We have one Denver station that is 1080i (the rest are 720 or 480) and it is fabulous. Nothing like the NFL in high-def! It also acts as a recorder and will automatically transcode to MP4 video and add it to the iTunes library. All automated. It's really nice.
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