1080p video

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by a13x, Jun 14, 2009.

  1. macrumors member

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    I'm getting a 13" MBP shipped sometimes this week. Unfortunately, the stupid Mini DisplayPort can't connect with the glory of my 60" 1080p Panasonic TV. :mad:

    I was considering a cable adapter.
    http://www.amazon.com/Displayport-HDmi-Cable-Adpt-Cnvrtr/dp/B0017K6BDW/

    I'm just worried...will this sync audio over properly to my Bose Surround Sound System (which is connected to the TV)?
     
  2. macrumors 68020

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    it won't do audio over the display connector, you will have to connect separately. The headphone jack will do optical out if you want to get true surround, and your speakers have an open optical in. you will just need a cable with mini-Toslink to plug into the laptop

    also the 13" MBP has a mini displayport, the link you have is for a regular displayport

    check out monoprice, for the correct cable (and better prices), they also have vga and dvi versions.
    http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=104&cp_id=10428&cs_id=1042802&p_id=5311&seq=1&format=2

    monoprice also has the optical cables
    http://www.monoprice.com/products/subdepartment.asp?c_id=102&cp_id=10229
     
  3. thread starter macrumors member

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    Basically, even if I get the right adapter, sound won't go through? I should have stuck with the Dell Studio XPS 13! :confused:
     
  4. macrumors P6

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    So connect audio separately, as has been said.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors member

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    How's about a component cable? Would that work...with audio too and 1080p resolution?
     
  6. macrumors 6502

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    Bud, listen to us. You CANT send sound over display port. Said and done with. Connect it over optical, not that hard!
     
  7. macrumors 6502a

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    Naah, he just needs to find the right adaptor!
     
  8. macrumors 6502a

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    can the 13" even do 1080p mkv without discrete graphics?

    no component cables, no audio through display port, get mini toslink optical for sound
     
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    If a Mac mini Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz with integrated Intel GMA grfx can do it, his 13" MBP certainly will.
     
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    geoffreak

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    Graphics cards have ZERO affect on video playing unless you have a dedicated h.264 decoder. Snow Leopard will offer h.264 hardware decoding for the graphics cards supported by it with the new QuickTime, but any other combination of software or hardware are limited only by the processor.
    A 1.83GHz Mac Mini is enough to play 1080p without breaking a sweat.
     
  11. macrumors 604

    Cave Man

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    It depends on how the video is encoded and its bit rate. There are some Blu-ray rips that the 2 gHz Mini has trouble with. Very high or variable bit rates + h.264 encoding can be troublesome, even with Plex or XBMC.
     

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