Pismo + Tiger + DVD-ROM = Movies?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by dpaanlka, Mar 26, 2007.

  1. dpaanlka macrumors 601

    dpaanlka

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    Can the Pismo watch DVD movies under OS X? I recall the Wallstreet or Lombard or both weren't able to.
     
  2. deadpixels macrumors 6502a

    deadpixels

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    if you can install tiger then i cannot see any reason it wouldn't play dvd's

    why is that?
     
  3. dpaanlka thread starter macrumors 601

    dpaanlka

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    Because Mac OS X is not compatible with the PCMCIA decoder cards those PowerBooks required. I am hoping there is no surprises with the Pismo's on-board DVD decoding ability.
     
  4. PDE macrumors 68020

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    If the DVD drive is functional, Pismos will play DVDs perfectly.
     
  5. atari1356 macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, you shouldn't have any problems at all doing that. The Pismo didn't use the decoder card the earlier models did - it uses the processor to play DVD's. Both the 400MHz and 500MHz versions of the Pismo played DVD's just fine.

    In fact, my sister-in-law uses my old Pismo for just that purpose (and email/web/MS Word).
     
  6. Elantoh macrumors newbie

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    My Pismo plays DVD's just fine

    I've got a Pioneer SuperDrive in my 550Mhz G4 Pismo, 1Gig RAM, 120Gig Seagate 5400 RPM HD under 10.3.9 and it has always played DVD's without a prob, full screen.

    Seven year old machine that runs with the big boys! :)
     

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