1024 x 768

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Sdevante, Apr 19, 2011.

  1. Sdevante macrumors 6502

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    I'm looking at picking up a Mac Mini as a HTPC and dropping cable, but then I realized my 42" plasma only supports 1024x768 resolution.

    I'm guessing this won't exactly be optimal, so I'm weighing whether to get a better tv. I don't really want to have to spend the extra money on a new set, so I'm hoping I could get some opinions as to how dismal the experience will be with my current set up.

    Thanks!
     
  2. chrismacguy macrumors 68000

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    Mac OS X is survivable at that resolution. After all, it wasn't that long ago that all Apple's 12" Portables shipped at that resolution (Including the PowerBook G4 12" and iBook 12" until Mid - 2006), however that is rather sub-optimal, especially if you want to view any widescreen content.
     
  3. MattA macrumors 6502

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    Is your plasma an HDTV? Does it have HDMI inputs? If you're picking up the new Mini, the TV will support either 720p or 1080p via HDMI. If not, yeah, you're stuck at 1024x768.
     

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