Using iBook to watch DVD on a TV....is it worth it?

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  1. d.f
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    I know using a TV as a PC monitor is useless (lack of resolution), but is that the same for watching DVD's..? i mean, does it look like any other DVD player.?

    thought i'd check before i shell out for the cables.

    thanks, df.
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Marky_Mark

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    No, works great - we use the iBook when we're on holiday for watching through hotel and apartment TV's. This is what you need:

    To show iBook display on a television. Monster® iTV® Link™ for iBook® Computer

    Link: http://www.monstercable.com/productP...t.asp?pin=2083

    If your television doesn't have s-Video input, you can also add this adaptor to be able to use the above cable with a SCART interface:

    http://www.misco.co.uk/productinform...affiliate=2019

    You may get slight fringing with the scart adaptor, but that's just signal attenuation because you have the extra component in the mix. It's certainly not an issue - just better without if you can plug the Monster cable straight into an s-video socket.

    Happy viewing! :)
     
  3. d.f
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    thanks

    much appreciated. just as i'd hoped.

    df
     
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    risc

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    Using an iBook over s-video on TV is never going to look as good as a progressive scan DVD player connected via component video or above, it really depends on your standards. Personally I think movies look like crap no matter what you play them on using s-video.
     
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