MacBook On My Plasma TV?

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  1. albertfreestyle macrumors member

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    Hi:
    I have a plasma TV and Macbook Pro...but I want to surf the web and use my Macbook on my TV...Any idea on how I can do this?
     
  2. fradac macrumors regular

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    your plasma has DVI input?

    if yes, get a cable and plug it in


    also if it has a HDMI input, get a DVI to HDMI converter. or if you have VGA in your plasma use the converter that came with your MBP
     
  3. mjstew33 macrumors 601

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    I would highly recommend not to hook up a computer to a plasma.

    You could burn the screen very easily.
     
  4. zap2 macrumors 604

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    Err, my grandmom does it, and her Plasma is fine but she uses her PC very little.

    *note she plans to buy a Mac Laptop soon:p
     
  5. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    You get burn-in if portions of the screen maintain static images for a protracted period of time. Having a computer as your image source is no more dangerous than any other source. It is common practice to use plasma screens as computer displays for industrial applications.
     
  6. mjstew33 macrumors 601

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    I just remember that someone who set up are TV and really knew what they were talking about said that it's bad, and keeping a computer up for 10 minute (the start menu) could burn those colors in.
     
  7. albertfreestyle thread starter macrumors member

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    sounds scary. i guess ill have to be careful...
     
  8. greatdevourer macrumors 68000

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    Check the menu bar ;) The same is true of playing games (HUDs often get burnt in)
     
  9. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    You have to understand what people are telling you. Computers do not pose a special problem for plasma screens. Burn-in is generic to the technology, irrespective of the source. In the industrial applications that I mentioned in my earlier post, plasma screens most certainly suffer burn-in, but that is only a minor problem compared to their real problem. Their real problem is burn-out. That is, plasma screens that are left running 24-7 in our nearby casinos have to be replaced about every nine months.
     
  10. rockthecasbah macrumors 68020

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    You have a very savvy grandma! You should be proud of her for even knowing how to use a computer, let alone be smart enough to get an Apple (soon) :)
     
  11. albertfreestyle thread starter macrumors member

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    oh i only use mine for maybe 4 hours a day...not often
     

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