Originally posted by Shadow Slayer 26
Anyways thanks. I was going to say if it wasn't then iMovie HD would be a bit ironic.
Not really. It still plays HD media but it has to scale it down for viewing. That's like saying HDR images (64-bit) are ironic because computers can only display 32-bit. The idea is that it is capable of processing the media.
It'll still look good because instead of scaling the media up like DVD, it has to scale it down slightly. Playing HD on an imac will look pretty much the same (for a given viewing distance) as on a bigger display quality-wise, you just have a more restricted viewing space.
Unless you buy an HD drive, as someone said, the biggest problem will be getting the media onto your machine.