NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by zeiter, Feb 26, 2008.

  1. zeiter
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    Does it support 1080p (1920 x 1080) output with dvi to hdmi to plug it into my hdtv??
     
  2. EricVT
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    Or 1280x720p?

    (sorry to steal your thread, hoping someone can answer both because I'm curious about both)
     
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    Yes.
     
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    yes.
    yes

    I ran an external 24" 1920x1200 display off my gen1 macbook - you'll have no problem running high resolutions w/ this videocard.
     
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    But with the proper OpenGL Shaders, it can make your taxes beautiful.
     
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    I've wondered this myself. However, can this card decode Blu ray? say, if I upgraded my DVD burner to a Blu ray drive in the future? I'm getting a 17" Macbook Pro. So it'll matter to me.
     
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    You don't need a special graphics card to decode blu-ray. It just accelerates it so your CPU doesn't have to do all the work. The following features probably only work in Windows Media Player unfortunately.

    NVIDIA PureVideo® HD Technology
    •Dedicated on-chip video processor
    •High-definition H.264, VC-1, MPEG2 and WMV9 decode acceleration
    •Advanced spatial-temporal de-interlacing
    •HDCP capable
    •Noise Reduction
    •Edge Enhancement
    •Bad Edit Correction
    •Inverse telecine (2:2 and 3:2 pull-down correction)
    •High-quality scaling
    •Video color correction
    •Microsoft® Video Mixing Renderer (VMR) support
     
  10. EricVT
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    Thank you!

    Can't wait to get my soon-coming MBP hooked up to my 52" DLP and 5.1 system. It will likely sit on my component shelf hooked up just like that most of the time when I don't have it out and about.
     
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    Can you download Windows media player for Mac? This may be a stupid question, i'm not a mac user just yet.
     
  12. JWest
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    I don't believe they make it for Mac anymore (though I think they used to). Anywho, you can download Flip4Mac (which is free) which let's you play various windows media formats in quicktime and iTunes.
     
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    Use VLC it will play anything you throw at it.

    Including those pesky MKVs.

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    And when VLC just isn't fast enough, compile MPlayer. Even my friend's PowerBook G4 could play 1080P WMVs with that.
     
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    Intersting... I can't play anything hd on my powerbook.
     
  16. zeiter
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    your processor is not fast enough!
     
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    If you compiled Mplayer yourself, you could play at least 720p and some 1080p movies.
     
  18. kashik
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    MPlayer is brilliant! Glad to hear it works on Macs too.
     
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    Would you say MPlayer plays HD smoother than VLC?
     
  20. DallasDeckard
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    Would I just use a regular adapter?

    Thanks for answering this question. I was wondering, do I just need a simple DVI-D to Component adapter, or something more exotic?

    I saw this one:

    http://sewelldirect.com/product.asp.../RpN/Scik6pIE5gswHfyITW4iVFDRshMIR7dqVvrLHvhN

    but it says it's designed with "ATI chipsets" in mind. I see plenty of DVI to Component adapters, and just wondered if that would do the trick. Thanks for the help.
     

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