If I have a HDTV with a DVI input, can I run my PB through it?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by NCTRNL, Aug 30, 2004.

  1. NCTRNL macrumors regular

    Aug 17, 2004
    Kansas City
    Just like the title says. If I connect my PB to a DVI input on a HDTV, will it act as a huge monitor?
  2. emw macrumors G4


    Aug 2, 2004
    There are a couple of threads on this in the forum if you do a search. From what I can tell, it's possible, although you may lose some of the picture. Won't hurt to try, though....
  3. FuzzyBallz macrumors 6502a


    May 2, 2003
    Home of Al-Qaida
    The HDTV will act like a projector, so yes, it'll work. But of course, the higher resolution on the HDTV, the better.
  4. JFreak macrumors 68040


    Jul 11, 2003
    Tampere, Finland
    yes. i myself have an HDTV video projector which makes a 100" screen ;) with that size i can live with othe 1280x720 resolution :D

    tip: switchresX
  5. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

    Jun 25, 2002
    Gone but not forgotten.
    Some HDTV units have DVI ports but they may require an encoded, copy-protected signal, such as the output from Samsung's DVD player with upsampling.

    It can't hurt to try, though.
  6. clr900 macrumors regular

    Jan 25, 2004
    How about on a cable box. My digital cable box has dvi output so can I hook a monitor up to it and have it display what my TV does too?

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