iPod Photo - HD?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by asif786, Oct 29, 2004.

  1. asif786 macrumors 65816

    asif786

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    Hey Guys,

    I'm seriously interested in the iPod Photo (although, I'll have to work hard to build up my photo & music collection now!), but I have a question - hopefully someone can help.

    Now, I havent been looking into HD TV's too much, but I know I'm gonna get one sooner or later (well, actually sooner i suppose). Does anyone know the resolution of these TV's?

    I dont want to buy an iPod photo, get all my photos on there, and plug it into a HD tv to find it looks rubbish because the photos have been designed for a SD tv. Surely, Apple has forward-planned this?

    If it won't look superb on a HD TV, then I'm gonna have to rethink getting an iPod photo.

    Any ideas anyone?
     
  2. jsw Moderator emeritus

    jsw

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    The TV Out formats are NTSC and PAL, so the 220x176 pics aren't going to look stunning on your HDTV - there's no hi-res option.
     
  3. ftaok macrumors 601

    ftaok

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    The iPod's screen is 220x176, but the photos don't have to be limited to that resolution. Photos from 3MP cameras exceed both HDTV standards (720p - 1280x720; 1080i - 1920x1080). The only thing is the iPod Photo has regular composite connections and depending on your HDTV, the resultant downconvert/upconvert may not look as good as it can.

    Maybe there would be a way to use the iPod's Firewire connection to connect to the HDTV. In the future, most TVs will have Firewire built-in.
     

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