Can my macbook power this TV?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by eyebeaz, Dec 24, 2008.

  1. eyebeaz macrumors 6502

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    I have an original 1.83 GHz Intel Core Duo Macbook. I have a Sharp Aquos 32" 720p TV and I am curious if there will be any issues using it to watch movies from my Macbook. I have connected it via a VGA adapter and had no issues, but I don't want to fry my graphics card. I already use the Macbook with a 19" Samsung monitor which is 1440x900 resolution (higher than the TV) with no problem. Any input is appreciated. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. kolax macrumors G3

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    Your MacBook won't be able to "power" your TV ;)

    It'll work fine.
     
  3. BoulderBum macrumors 6502a

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    The original Macbook isn't affected by the same HDCP issues as the new Macbooks.

    You should be fine.
     
  4. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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  5. tsice19 macrumors 6502a

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    Make sure you play around with the display settings on your Mac to get the correct resolution.

    My 52" Aquos, when first plugged in, looked awful until I messed with the settings on my Mac.

    Have fun (and don't forget to get some speakers so you don't have a big screen with little sound :p)!
     
  6. samiwas Suspended

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    A 23" cinema display is 1920x1200, and worked just fine off my old MacBook Pro 17" from 2003, in addition to it's own screen at the same time.

    You should have no problems at all running 720p.
     
  7. kolax macrumors G3

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    17" PowerBook you mean..
     
  8. samiwas Suspended

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    D'oh! Yes...current one is MacBook Pro. OK, so the 17" powerbook from 2003 ran a 23" cinema display just fine!
     

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