Powerbook 1.67 and HD 1080i

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Bocheememon, May 16, 2006.

  1. Bocheememon macrumors regular

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    Just a quick question!

    Can the last revision powerbook handle 1080i?
     
  2. khisayruou macrumors 6502a

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  3. Bocheememon thread starter macrumors regular

    Bocheememon

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    khisayruou: Thanks!

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    No powerbook for me then! MBP!
     
  4. Josias macrumors 68000

    Josias

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    Why not? The 9700 with 128 MB DDR is an owner graphics card. If you set the PB to a 23" or 30" ACD you'll be able to show 1080i. The MBP is not more capable of doing 1080i. It might do it better because of the maxed X1600, but PB can do it...:rolleyes:
     
  5. mikehowett macrumors member

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    Sorry but I have to disagree, I have a 1.67GHz 17" PowerBook and after reading this thread I tried one of the HD 1080i trailers off the Apple website and it was really choppy, pausing every few seconds, definitely not watchable. 720p on the other hand is fine:)
     
  6. killmoms macrumors 68040

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    They mean decoding of 1080i/1080p H.264 QuickTime movies... which the PowerBook 1.67 most definitely CANNOT do. Yes, the PowerBook can drive 1920 x 1200 displays, and hence can drive a 1920 x 1080 TV, but it doesn't have the horsepower to decode content at those resolutions... which was the point of the OP's question.
     

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