Viewing HD 1080p on a Macbook Pro

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by vgoklani, May 19, 2006.

  1. vgoklani macrumors regular

    vgoklani

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    Hi,

    I was curious, for those of you who have a Macbook Pro and an external display capable of at least 1920x1200, how many of you can watch native HDTV (1080p) without any frame drops? I have tried 1080p on my 17" MBP, and there are frame drops, but I am not sure if this is because the resolution is being downconverted.
     
  2. mmmcheese macrumors 6502a

    mmmcheese

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    I haven't connected mine to an external display, but it (15") plays them just fine...about 80% CPU usage....
     
  3. vgoklani thread starter macrumors regular

    vgoklani

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    there are dropped frames on my 17", you can see that by viewing the info panel on quick time
     
  4. ChrisFromCanada macrumors 65816

    ChrisFromCanada

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    I'm sure playing 1080p will be absolutely no problem. Now, playing 1080p using H.264 may be a different story and I have a feeling this is what you are referring to.

    Just as a note my Intel Mac mini (1.66 Core Duo) connected to a 1280x720 display can play 1080p H.264 at 18-24 FPS and 720p H.264 at a perfect 24FPS
     
  5. mmmcheese macrumors 6502a

    mmmcheese

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    And mine doesn't drop any, and one CPU is sitting idle.
     

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