Tiger does TV

Discussion in 'macOS' started by davidwells, May 18, 2005.

  1. davidwells macrumors newbie

    davidwells

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    #1
    Has anyone noticed this yet?

    When I first got my Mac Mini, I hooked it direct DVI-to-DVI to my 32" Sony 4:3 HD monitor. It worked, but with inches of overscan (ie- no menu bar, no dock.) So back to the boy's room the Mini went. After the Tiger upgrade, I was curious to see if anything Mac-to-TV had changed.

    It did.

    Tiger recognized my Sony TV as a monitor in the pref pane! (cool)
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    The OPTIONS tab has an "Overscan" check box. Uncheck it and Menu and Dock return! Woohoo, HomeTheaterMac at last!!

    Now I got to shell out $30 for QT Pro so I can get full-screen videos...
    :p
     
  2. Lacero macrumors 604

    Lacero

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    #2
    The Overscan feature is available in Panther as well. It may be in Tiger, the option is selected by default.
     
  3. Zaty macrumors 65816

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    Yes, Tiger now allows you to choose higher resolutions on TVs than the standard TV resolution (even if you use a S-Video connection)!
     
  4. Ja Di ksw macrumors 65816

    Ja Di ksw

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    To be honest, I've gotten TV's to work with Tiger, but I had an easier time with them in Panther. Sigh, I feel like all I'm doing is bashing Tiger in these Forums, when the truth is I really like it, I've just been having lots of problems that I didn't use to (internet, tv, programs won't quit, etc). But I love spotlight, dashboard, and all the rest. Anyway, to the topic, yeah, Tiger works with TV's, watched a movie on a TV through my computer a couple days ago.
     

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