imac g5 hardware / osx questions

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in Current Mac Hardware edited January 2014
Does the osx version of itunes support non-ipod mp3 players? (namely the creative nomad jukebox zen xtra) I had an ipod (3rd gen) but was unsatisfied with the sound quality. The nomad zen blows it away, and is a much better value. Or is there a program that can transfer mp3s that I rip in itunes to an mp3 player in OSX?



Is the 20" screen the same exact one used on the 20" apple pro displays? Is the 17" the same one used on the 17" powerbooks? I hear that the 20" screen is a much higher *quality* screen than the 17" one, and that the 17" imac g5 has problems at viewing at extreme angles (like a laptop screen would.)



Is the apple care worth it (it's only $119)? I see quite a few possible hardware problems with the g5 imacs on these forums.. So I'm leaning towards getting it.



What's with some of the complaints I hear about "the mouse bt" ? I hear somepeople saying the tracking is jumpy and messed up and others say it's fine. Is it always fine once you update to the latest BT drivers?



I think that's it for now... thanks guys!

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    pbpb Posts: 4,233member
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    Originally posted by vineswingman

    Does the osx version of itunes support non-ipod mp3 players? (namely the creative nomad jukebox zen xtra) I had an ipod (3rd gen) but was unsatisfied with the sound quality. The nomad zen blows it away, and is a much better value. Or is there a program that can transfer mp3s that I rip in itunes to an mp3 player in OSX?





    Sorry, no idea on that.



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    Is the 20" screen the same exact one used on the 20" apple pro displays? Is the 17" the same one used on the 17" powerbooks? I hear that the 20" screen is a much higher *quality* screen than the 17" one, and that the 17" imac g5 has problems at viewing at extreme angles (like a laptop screen would.)





    The 20" iMac display has the quality of the previous generation 20" cinema display (that is the non-aluminum model). Indeed a high quality display. The difference between the 20" and 17" displays is very noticeable to my eyes.



    Here are the specifications from the official iMac page:



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    Display



    Built-in 17-inch (viewable) widescreen or 20-inch (viewable) widescreen TFT active-matrix liquid crystal display



    Millions of colors at all resolutions



    Typical viewing angle:



    17-inch models

    120° horizontal

    90° vertical



    20-inch model

    170° horizontal

    170° vertical



    Typical brightness: 200 cd/m (17-inch models); 230 cd/m (20-inch model)

    Typical contrast ratio: 350:1



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    Is the apple care worth it (it's only $119)? I see quite a few possible hardware problems with the g5 imacs on these forums.. So I'm leaning towards getting it.





    I would say get it.



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    What's with some of the complaints I hear about "the mouse bt" ? I hear somepeople saying the tracking is jumpy and messed up and others say it's fine. Is it always fine once you update to the latest BT drivers?





    I am using the BT mouse with a Powerbook and I can hardly tell the difference from a wired one. I do not see why it would be different on an iMac G5.
  • Reply 2 of 2
    Quote:

    Originally posted by vineswingman

    What's with some of the complaints I hear about "the mouse bt" ? I hear somepeople saying the tracking is jumpy and messed up and others say it's fine. Is it always fine once you update to the latest BT drivers?



    I have the wireless mouse/keyboard with a 17" iMac G5 and it works just fine. There is a firmware update that I applied right away, but I didn't notice any problems before hand either.
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