Rez + TiBook

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  1. iGav macrumors G3

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    Now then..... as a proud owner of a Rev A TiBook, and not in the upgrade window till next Feb 03, I would like increased screen res, just like the new TiBooks.

    Now I recall Dukestreet (I think it was duke) mention that Apple could release a Firmware update that could add this option to the Rev A and Rev B TiBooks...

    What I'm asking is...... is this all that stands between us and increased screen res on a the early TiBooks........

    I want 1280x854 you see....... :( :D
     
  2. shakespeare macrumors 6502

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    Wow, now that would be pretty awesome.

    I haven't a clue if it's possible. Does anyone know?
     
  3. sparkleytone macrumors 68020

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    not possible. the screen actually has to physically HAVE that many pixels to display the resolution.
     
  4. iGav thread starter macrumors G3

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    Damn..... so short of buying a new TiBook, I'll never get the increased res that I so long desire to have....... :(
     
  5. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    Re: Rez + TiBook

    I don't think that was me. I'm of the opinion that the screen in the Rev A/B books is maxed out at 1152x768, your stuck with that. I'd like to see higher res too, but I think I'll have to wait until I get a new PB in a year or 2.

    Your only other option, and its not a bad one, is to get a Sony 18" LCD display - they're really nice, BTW - and have an external monitor to increase your resolution.

    If you go with an Apple Cinema Display you'll end up paying more, and having to buy a Dr. Botts DVIator - another $150 on top of the monitor. Not really worth it in my book.
     
  6. iGav thread starter macrumors G3

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    Sorry duke......

    So looks like definitely stuck at this res then..... :( ohwell, I only have to wait 9 months until I get a new machine.....

    I already have an external 15" LCD sony, but the res on that is 1024x758 so I have like 30" of total screen space...... which isn't bad...... but it'd be nice to have better res on both screens!!

    I was just hoping that there was a way of increasing the res on the Rev A.....

    Nevermind... I can wait!!:( :D
     
  7. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

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    re: screens

    I think sparkleytone may be right...

    the screens on the new TiBooks are newer LCDs compared to what we Rev. A owners have...

    that would be killer, though, to be able to update firmware to somehow create that effect though...but it would probably look funky anyway...

    I'm with u man...'03 is going to be my time for the new PowerBook... ;)
     
  8. iGav thread starter macrumors G3

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    Re: re: screens

    We'll toast with Absinthe in 03, that is toast the PowerBook G5's we'll have running on our desktops!!! ;) :) :D
     
  9. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

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    Re: Re: re: screens

    he he he....u gotta stop teasing me with that!!! :p

    if I ever make it to Europe within the next year...I'm hunting u down...he he he ;)
     
  10. iGav thread starter macrumors G3

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    Re: Re: Re: re: screens


    Heh heh....... feel free....... I'm more than up for sampling the various absinthe brands on sale in some of Londons establishments!!! ;)

    Don't forget your spoon........ ;)
     
  11. sparkleytone macrumors 68020

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    Re: Re: Rez + TiBook

    well it seems that you arae talking about buying a monitor at the same time as a new TiBook, so really you don't have to pay that $150. It comes free with the purchase of them both.
     

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