A quick newbie question about tv/sound out imac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by nitrotg, Jan 4, 2009.

  1. nitrotg macrumors newbie

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    one of the main things im using my PC for is movie watching..

    Currently using an ATI card coz it has the option og running 2 diffrent resolutions at the same time and giving me the option on running a movie on my tv and using the computer at the same time for internet browsing ect..

    But how is apple about this.. does it work the same way or is it just a clone of the monitor..

    And what about sound.. was planning on using a optics cable.. does the mac support DTS and all the other sound format (offcause not HD sound formats)
     
  2. MacHappytjg macrumors 65816

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    You can have dual monitors buying the mini dvi, to vga or dvi and extends them although when i watch a movie it blacks out both screens. As for optic sound all you have to play with is normal jack sound unfortinitly.
     
  3. nitrotg thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i was planning on getting the mini dvi to HDMI..

    What do u mean with it black outs both screens?... so your not able to watch movies?

    As for the optical im pretty sure theres a minioptical to optical solution..

    Btw im talking of the iMac..
     
  4. MacHappytjg macrumors 65816

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    I mean like is your tv going to be connected to the iMac cause ill be on my imac and do full screen on the external monitor and it will still black out the right monitor, but thats if i go full screen. And they have dvi to hdmi now.
     
  5. nitrotg thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yeah.. talking about my tv..

    wanna be able to play a dvd movie on my tv.. and in full screen of cause
     
  6. MacHappytjg macrumors 65816

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    Ok so u want to play a dvd on your tv while being able to still be on the computer on the other screen im not sure but on vlc it blacks out both screens im not sure about dvd player, right now im on a crappy windoze box and cant. But why not just buy a hdmi dvd player thingy? Then have the mini dvi for computer use.
     
  7. Guiyon macrumors 6502a

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    Check your prefs; there is a setting to change that behavior in VLC.
     
  8. nitrotg thread starter macrumors newbie

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    well.. have a large colletion of img files that i have backup from my original dvds.. easy'r too use when my childrens are changing's there mind on what cartoon the wanna see.. :)

    And still wanna have the option on watching a divx movies now and then..
     
  9. MacHappytjg macrumors 65816

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    lol i should look into things more but it doesnt bother me, tell that to the op. :D
     

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