Powerbook G4 + projector

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by iEric, Jan 16, 2004.

  1. iEric macrumors 6502a

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    Has anyone used any Powerbook G4 running 10.3.2 with a projector...
    Prior to installing 10.3.2, I had 10.2.8 and the projector worked perfectly..Now when I try and use it, it doesn't work. And I've tried every resolution..and still doens't work...
     
  2. advocate macrumors regular

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    Sorry to make an uninstructive post, but it does work fine for me. I just plug in the DVI-VGA adapter and plug that into the data projector's input.
     
  3. Grimace macrumors 68040

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    go into System preferences: Displays: "Detect Displays"

    that should do it. If the projector has an S-Video input - try that.
     
  4. michaelrjohnson macrumors 68020

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    would you consider using a projector as a type of "second" monitor? i will be purchasing a new pb15 soon and im wondering if they project at a high enough resolution to be feasible as a second monitor...
     
  5. WinterMute Moderator emeritus

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    Yes, you need to inform the PB that the projector is there, detect displays does that.

    S-video works OK, but is in black and white sometimes, something to do with differing pin allocations in the plug I think.

    The resolution depends wholly on the projector, we get 800x600 off the £2k Sonys we use at the Uni, it's OK for a powerpoint or 2, but gets crowded with ProTools or FCP running.

    More expensive projectors get better resolutions.
     
  6. superbovine macrumors 68030

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    heh you can buy very high resolution projectors if you spend the money. i wouldn't spend the money on a project to use as a second monitor unless you do everyday presentation or teaching. movie watching is a tough call... but just to have it as a second monitor the cost of would be a lot. those projector bulbs get expensive.
     

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