Powerbook and HDTV Plasma TV?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by seelab, Apr 25, 2006.

  1. seelab macrumors member

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    Anyone know if i can hook up a Plasma HDTV to my powerbook 17" ?
     
  2. Porshuh944turbo macrumors 6502

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    sure, why not? you can hook up anything with a video out to your plasma
     
  3. tonyl macrumors 6502

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    Does your HDTV has DVI connector?
     
  4. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    Or HDMI - you can get adapters to convert DVI to that. S-Video will look a bit weak on an HDTV but perhaps not terrible if that's your only option.
     
  5. seelab thread starter macrumors member

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    didn't buy it yet. was looking for an answer before. I'm planning to buy a Panasonic TH-42PX60. I think i found the answer, a Monster cable HDMI to DVI and plug it to my PowerMac G5...
     
  6. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    FWIW, while the TH-42PX60 is 42", it's only 1024x768.

    I have no idea if they're available around you, but I bought a 37" Westinghouse (nicer versions are available, but mine - the LVM-37w1 - is only US$1499 at Best Buy). 1920x1080. Beautiful picture. Works perfectly with my mini duo's DVI output.
     
  7. student_trap macrumors 68000

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    would using the HDMI connector give a better picture than using a vga connection?
     
  8. mlrproducts macrumors 6502

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    Techinically yes, but in practice they'll look the same unless you're running a 10'+ VGA cable (then lookup Google for more info). If anything, you may run into overscan issues with HDMI that you won't with VGA.

    I was using VGA on my 30" HD LCD Olevia, and it would auto-resize, and it looked great.
     
  9. aswitcher macrumors 603

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    I run my PB to my 40" Samsung LCD TV. Full res picture through 5 meters of VGA.

    Beware, HDMI inputs only allow overscan with out of bound edges or pixel for pixel matching from all I have experienced and read.
     

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