Powerbook connected to TV

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  1. macrumors 65816

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    Hi,

    I have a TiBook. I'd like to connect it to a widescreen TV. Do I have to use the PC input on the TV, or can I use an S-Video connection for, perhaps a better resolution??? Not sure. Please inform.

    Thanks.

    Frank
     
  2. j26
    macrumors 65816

    j26

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    If you have a Mini-DVI port, one of these jobbies will do the trick

    Mini-DVI Adaptor

    I have one and it works fine for the odd time I use it.
     
  3. macrumors 65816

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    Depends on you T.V.

    If it has a DVI, then connect the DVI cable form your TiBook to the T.V.
    If it has a VGA, then connect the DVI to VGA to the T.V.

    PC Connection provides a better resoultion then S-Video. I know that becuase I connect my TiBook to HDMI.

    What is your T.V. model btw?
     
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    kretzy

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    I just always use S-video because it's easiest to connect. I'm not sure if there's a difference in quality if you use the DVI output.
     
  5. macrumors 65816

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    There is a huge difference depending on the T.V. My T.V. supports 1080i and 720p. So when I hook up using s-video for UT2004, I play at 800x600. With the DVI to HDMI I play it at 1280x720.
     
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    grapes911

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    S-video is far inferior to DVI. S-Video is only 480i.
     
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    kretzy

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    Thanks, that's good to know for next time! :)
     
  8. thread starter macrumors 65816

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    >>What is your T.V. model btw?<,

    Still looking. I was at Best Buy yesterday. The Sony's and Toshiba's look real nice.

    Any suggestions to get the best of both worlds, i.e., Cable reception and computer on screen appearance.

    Thanks.

    Frank
     

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