Best way to view photos on an (HD) TV

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by irbdavid, Jul 20, 2008.

  1. irbdavid macrumors regular


    Mar 27, 2006
    My Dad bought a Canon 450d and filled up a few gigs of space with photos from a trip to China a few weeks back, and is looking for a way to show off the results.

    My first thought was to buy him a generic external dvd writer so he can put them on to DVD using iPhoto/iDvd as a slideshow type thing. He has an old G4 Mac Mini.

    Alternately, he has a Wii as well, which supposedly can view photos using it's sdcard reader, but no luck with this so far apparently - is there something about the way the 450d stores images? Same thing happened when I tried to connect his camera directly to my PS3 - nothing, basically.

    So, is the DVD burner the best way to go about this, or are there any alternatives?
  2. leighonigar macrumors 6502a

    May 5, 2007
  3. davidwarren macrumors 6502a

    Aug 28, 2007
    x2 on ATV, I have one, it works great. Alternatively, you could just get a cable to hook your computer up to the tv.
  4. cube macrumors G5

    May 10, 2004
  5. cube macrumors G5

    May 10, 2004
    How is people with PCs supposed to look at their photos with the AppleTV?
  6. cube macrumors G5

    May 10, 2004
    OK. Photoshop Album or Elements manual sync. Hmm...
  7. devman macrumors 65816


    Apr 19, 2004
    +1 on AppleTV. Photo viewing is one of it's most understated features.
  8. Lovesong macrumors 65816


    Sep 15, 2006
    Stuck beween a rock and a hard place
    Use this. Connect mini to TV. Enjoy photos.

    You don't need to spend several hundred dollars on an ATV.
  9. scotthayes macrumors 68000


    Jun 6, 2007
    Birmingham, England
    I thought the 450d came with a video out cable. just connect that to the camera and the composite connection (yellow connector) on the TV and job done. Doesn't need to be a HD connection to view the pictures.

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