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post #41 of 63
lol at the whining in this thread. of course apple has other apple products in mind with the mDP video input into the new iMac.
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post #42 of 63
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Comments on DisplayPort input originally appearing in this article were corrected and clarified and moved to a separate posting.

Part of the Australian price decrease is due to the falling American dollar and the price at which the product was lasted listed. In the past year, I believe the swing is close to 30%. Perhaps an Aussie could confirm.

In Canada, the Canadian dollar is up nearly a quarter.

Last year an American could buy a $999 MacBook in Canada for around $830 US. Now, it will cost $1030 US and a Canadian would save $60 CDN buying it in the US.
post #43 of 63
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Did you not read the article? Those will not work.

I wasn't suggesting this adapter would do what Apple's can't.

I was simply pointing out that Apple compatible adapters can be bought for less money from third parties.
post #44 of 63
Is it just me, but when I click on "Buy Now" on the US apple online store for the 13" MBP, it directs me to the UK site instead...

http://store.apple.com/uk-business/b...CBOOKPRO-INDEX

I was in shock when I glanced quickly and saw £899, thinking it was $899...
post #45 of 63
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Originally Posted by dreyfus2 View Post

Well, a lot of my students have iMacs but no TV sets in their rooms. Attach an EyeTV adapter plus a Xbox or PS3 and you are all set... makes sense in these scenarios and cheaper than buying an additional 27" LCD TV (if there is any space for that at all).

Students should be spending their spare time studying not playing games and watching tv/movies.
post #46 of 63
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Is it just me, but when I click on "Buy Now" on the US apple online store for the 13" MBP, it directs me to the UK site instead...

http://store.apple.com/<b>uk</b>-bus...CBOOKPRO-INDEX

I was in shock when I glanced quickly and saw £899, thinking it was $899...

Not me. What site (URL) page where you on when you clicked on "Buy Now"?

What computer are you using, your home Hackintosh and your Mac Pro at work?
post #47 of 63
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Originally Posted by ranson View Post

I just got in the mail my PTC Premium Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter cable from Amazon, to try my Blu-Ray player on the 27" iMac, also no dice. Very disappointed If they can get this working it will mean I no longer need a television in my bedroom. As of right now I have a 27" TV and a 27" iMac side-by-side.

You purchased a cable to convert Display Port to HDMI, not the reverse.


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post #48 of 63
Price Drops = MacBook Pro 6,1

Anyone remember how long before the iMac and Mini updates they dropped prices... I'm thinking Christmas surprise.... if not January
post #49 of 63
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Part of the Australian price decrease is due to the falling American dollar and the price at which the product was lasted listed. In the past year, I believe the swing is close to 30%. Perhaps an Aussie could confirm.


10/21/2008 \t$A 0.69750

10/27/2009 \t$A 0.92220


Macbook Pro 13" $A 1,599.00

Macboob Pro 13" $1,199.00


Still a big difference between exchange rate and purchase price.
post #50 of 63
Well... MBPs are 200-300 eur cheaper than in french store. Good for Aussies. Me needing 13" MBP and Mac Pro anyway... Ough...
P.S. Mac Pros are hell cheaper in France.

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post #51 of 63
The Australian price 'cuts' are more to do with the exchange rate disparity between AUD and USD. The Aussie dollar has been on the march for a while now.

** edit, sorry this has already been said... but not until page 2!

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post #52 of 63
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10/21/2008 \t$A 0.69750

10/27/2009 \t$A 0.92220


Macbook Pro 13" $A 1,599.00

Macboob Pro 13" $1,199.00


Still a big difference between exchange rate and purchase price.

Does not Australian prices include a Goods & Services Tax (GST) of 10%?
post #53 of 63
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Does not Australian prices include a Goods & Services Tax (GST) of 10%?

Yes they do.

I apologise. I'm unfamiliar with the tax regime in the various states of the USA.
post #54 of 63
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So Apple is now dictating what external devices you may/may not add to your $2,000 plus monitor?
Preposterous!

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post #55 of 63
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So Apple is now dictating what external devices you may/may not add to your $2,000 plus monitor?
Preposterous!

I'm not necessarily a big expert, but I may guess, that some dark sides of pleasure should be expensive...

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post #56 of 63
Perhaps... another small hint in the direction of a MBP redesign or power upgrade, in addition to the developer software MBP "6" hint released a few days ago? That would be excellent.
post #57 of 63
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Originally Posted by casey4147 View Post

You folks are asking for convergence of two industries that don't want to. Display Port is the future of monitor standards - VGA -> DVI -> DP. HDMI is the future of television standards - coaxial -> composite -> SVideo -> component -> HDMI. "And ne'r the two shall meet..." as they say

...except millions of DVD players and TVs used DVI before HDMI came along. There was convergence of the two, albeit only for a couple years.
post #58 of 63
Oh...anyone know of a way to connect a ps3 to the iMac screen?
post #59 of 63
Couple of things:

-- People are talking about "uni-directional cables" and needing to wait for "bi-directional cables." That kind of misses the point, in that the cable is the least of it. What we need are (relatively) inexpensive converters, since changing an HDMI/DVI signal to a mDP signal is a non-trivial hardware or software job. I had held out hope that Apple engineered some part of this into the iMac itself, but that appears to be not the case.

-- Since Apple's own specs mention the use of an adaptor, and Belkin has made clear its plans to ship an adapter (which, again, should more properly be called a convertor), there pretty clearly will be a solution to get at least some non-mDP into the iMac. The only question is how much that will cost-- given that other such converters on the market go for $100 and up, if Belkin can make a workable box/dongle/really fat cable for under $75 it will be surprising.

Still, given the big boost in functionality and the overall cost of the machine, I think many people would still go for it, if grumbling all the while.
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post #60 of 63
I don't know if anybody mentioned this (or cares at all, except for us Canadians), but since you mention price drops in Australia, I'd like to point out that the same thing happened to the Canadian online store as well, with prices going down to 1299$CDN for the entry level MacBook Pro 13" (down from 1349$CDN) and to 2599$ for the stock configuration of the 17" (down from 2899$CDN). If that was already mentioned, you could excuse me for repeating it but, truth be told, I really don't care so don't spend your excuse credits on me.
post #61 of 63
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Originally Posted by casey4147 View Post

You folks are asking for convergence of two industries that don't want to. Display Port is the future of monitor standards - VGA -> DVI -> DP. HDMI is the future of television standards - coaxial -> composite -> SVideo -> component -> HDMI. "And ne'r the two shall meet..." as they say.

As others have noted, the adapters out there are unidirectional. WHY Apple didn't release an adapter with the new iMac is beyond me and ranks up there with who thought a single RAM slot in the G4 Mini ws a good idea and the greater mysteries of life. Seems an odd omission as it's pretty obvious that this is their BluRay solution, at least for the time being. People want to watch BluRay on their Macs, so here ya go, BYO player. They just left the part of the equation out that bridges TV components to computer components. Third Party to the rescue, if you give 'em more than the couple of days they've had to work on the solution. Be patient, folks, it's coming.

it does seem odd to omit something so simple like you mention, could this be another indicator of things to come in the spring, maybe a new blu ray superdrive combo! or hdmi input/output(doubtful)
post #62 of 63
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it does seem odd to omit something so simple like you mention, could this be another indicator of things to come in the spring, maybe a new blu ray superdrive combo! or hdmi input/output(doubtful)

Im leaning toward the optical drive going away before Blu-ray is ever part of the Mac line up. At best, I think it being an external drive option after the internal drives are nixed is the best we can hope for.
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post #63 of 63
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Originally Posted by geech View Post

You got a Mini DisplayPort -> HDMI adapter. You need a HDMI -> Mini DisplayPort adapter. They aren't interchangeable!

This actually isn't such a big problem anymore. There are now DVI to Mini Displayport Adapters available that can handle the 24" Apple Cinema Display without any problem.

There are also Male to Male Mini Displayport cables that work fine for taking this adapter to the 27" iMac if so desired. The only problem is you won't be able to use the full resolution of the 27" iMac just yet.
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