The unofficial "flame for not including S-Video Out" thread

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by odedia, Jan 11, 2006.

  1. odedia macrumors 6502a

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    I just needed a place to really blow off some steam on apple for not including this very basic component in the new MacBook Pro. I just can't believe them sometimes! 2500$ notebook and ZERO options to connect it to my tv set?!? not everyone in the world have HDTVs, Steve! a 400$ cheap laptop has S-Video out! I promised myself to get the first intel notebook that will come out, but this is just redicilous. You've got this great front row feature with remote and everything, but with no way to see it on the big tv screen. I am already guessing Apple's plan, they're probably gonna offer AirTunes with video support real soon, so they took out the s-video port to force people into buying this (probably) 199$ periphel.

    I am just disappointed. If it were the iBook they were replacing - so be it. but powerbook? The funny thing is, the iBook replacement probably WILL have S-Video out, cause it's a must for regular consumers.

    Apple really blew it this time. They just don't listen to their customers anymore.
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    The existing DVI->SVideo and composite adaptor will probably work fine. It works fine on one of my Minis...
     
  3. Lacero macrumors 604

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    You might just need to buy a DVI to S-Video adapter.

    [​IMG]

    $19 - Apple really blew it.

    Here's to the Crazy Ones [​IMG]
     
  4. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    How about flaming the guy/girl who thinks he/she needs to pay $2500 for a glorified DVD/movie player?!?!? You're seriously whining about the lack of s-video? Get the $20 adapter and quityerbitching.
     
  5. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Yup, you're right, not a soul has been bitching about wanting new, FAST Powerbooks at all :rolleyes:

    Honeslty Apple, get it together.
     
  6. xparaparafreakx macrumors 65816

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    I think its okay that I there isnt s-video. If your bitching about a $20 cable, get a student to get the [expletive deleted] at an apple store at a discount. While your at it, get the student to get your MBP at a discount too so you can take that money and get the S-video cable.

    I am not trying to be mean but if there was a s-video port, you would create another thread about not having a dual layer burner.
     
  7. Vasileios macrumors regular

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    ...or you would create another thread about not having a Firewire 800
    ...or you would create another thread about having only 1440x900 instead of the 1440x960 of the powerbook
     
  8. tdhurst macrumors 68040

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  9. DrNeroCF macrumors 6502

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    19 bucks? That's it? Coming from Apple and it's not 50 bucks? Is it included with the Books? Phew, man, I thought that Apple shot themselves in the foot, but since I already have to carry around an s-video to composite adapter, that's not really a big deal...

    And to those complaining that the best use of video out is as a glorified DVD player. You don't have any other videos on your book? I have a ton of homemade stuff that I'd be crushed if I couldn't play on the TV. Not to mention playing the flash games I make on my 26 inch tv is a lot more fun than on the 15 inch screen. And lets not forget certain oldschool two-player games :cool: . Presentations? iTunes visualizations? You guys need to learn a thing or two about fun with video!
     
  10. -Escher- macrumors member

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    Thats my guess too!!
    But It won't be a 200$ peripheral!! It will be much cheaper! I bet!
     
  11. HiRez macrumors 603

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    I wish Apple would sell a DVI to analog component adapter (Y/R-Y/B-Y).
     
  12. Jovian9 macrumors 68000

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    It's simple...........

    Don't buy it if it doesn't have or do what you need.
     
  13. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    Really fast laptop computer or S-video port included? Oh wow. I want the slower computer with the S-video port because it's cheaper than a $50 DVD player (or I'm pirating video from the internet.)
     
  14. MacTruck macrumors 65816

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    Umm, why can't we have both?
     
  15. After G macrumors 68000

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    People, the MBP isn't even out yet, and you are bitching about lack of features. Apple could make you shut it and include the damn dongle if you whine enough.

    Man, this "Apple didn't do this and that" is beginning to get to me. Sorry for the verbal explosion.

    Actually, them including the dongle does make sense. It's one step closer to Front Row in home theater setups.
     

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