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fjs08
Apr 9, 2006, 09:43 AM
Hi,

I have a TiBook. I'd like to connect it to a widescreen TV. Do I have to use the PC input on the TV, or can I use an S-Video connection for, perhaps a better resolution??? Not sure. Please inform.

Thanks.

Frank



j26
Apr 9, 2006, 09:50 AM
If you have a Mini-DVI port, one of these jobbies will do the trick

Mini-DVI Adaptor (http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/AppleStore.woa/6384000/wo/nk2xYwROkjxl25gGHgWgPyqbhHy/5.0.19.1.0.8.25.7.11.2.3)

I have one and it works fine for the odd time I use it.

xparaparafreakx
Apr 9, 2006, 09:51 AM
Depends on you T.V.

If it has a DVI, then connect the DVI cable form your TiBook to the T.V.
If it has a VGA, then connect the DVI to VGA to the T.V.

PC Connection provides a better resoultion then S-Video. I know that becuase I connect my TiBook to HDMI.

What is your T.V. model btw?

kretzy
Apr 9, 2006, 09:52 AM
I just always use S-video because it's easiest to connect. I'm not sure if there's a difference in quality if you use the DVI output.

xparaparafreakx
Apr 9, 2006, 10:32 AM
There is a huge difference depending on the T.V. My T.V. supports 1080i and 720p. So when I hook up using s-video for UT2004, I play at 800x600. With the DVI to HDMI I play it at 1280x720.

grapes911
Apr 9, 2006, 10:33 AM
I just always use S-video because it's easiest to connect. I'm not sure if there's a difference in quality if you use the DVI output.
S-video is far inferior to DVI. S-Video is only 480i.

kretzy
Apr 9, 2006, 10:37 AM
S-video is far inferior to DVI. S-Video is only 480i.
Thanks, that's good to know for next time! :)

fjs08
Apr 9, 2006, 12:42 PM
>>What is your T.V. model btw?<,

Still looking. I was at Best Buy yesterday. The Sony's and Toshiba's look real nice.

Any suggestions to get the best of both worlds, i.e., Cable reception and computer on screen appearance.

Thanks.

Frank