For anyone who's good with TV's

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by nickelbackmac, Jul 16, 2006.

  1. nickelbackmac macrumors regular


    Jun 23, 2006
    Jonesboro, Arkansas USA
    I am thinking about buying my 11 year old a mini, since the other has a MBP 17" and the little one is jealous. He has a... let me see... AKAI 20" LCD TV in his room, which he may could use as a screen for the new Mini, but it don't have a DVI or VGA port. Is there any other way I could connect the Mini to the TV? If not, I'll just buy him a blackbook.
  2. yankeefan24 macrumors 65816


    Dec 24, 2005
    There is probably a way, but just buy him the blackbook.:D ;)
  3. Killyp macrumors 68040


    Jun 14, 2006
    Depends what he wants to do with it.

    If he wants to use it as a monitor for up close viewing, then it will be useless. The best input he can get into it (which will be Composite video) will look dreadful when viewed closer than 2 metres...

    You will get a picture but it will be unusable, unless all you want to do it sit back a few metres and watch a DVD on it...

    I'd go for the BlackBook...
  4. nickelbackmac thread starter macrumors regular


    Jun 23, 2006
    Jonesboro, Arkansas USA
    Blackbook it is!!!

    I just read the spex for a blackbook and of course read your helpful suggestions and bought Jesse:

    Apple MacBook (black)

    MacBook 2.0GHz Intel Core Duo - Black
    Part Number: Z0DG
    1GB 667 DDR2 SDRAM - 2x512
    Keyboard/Mac OS - U.S. English
    2.0GHz Intel Core Duo
    Accessory Kit
    120GB Serial ATA drive
    SuperDrive (DVD±RW/CD-RW)

    Estimated Ship: 1-3 business days

    AppleCare Protection Plan for MacBook/iBook - Auto-enroll
    Part Number: S2303Z/A
    Estimated Ship: 1-2 business days

    Hope he's happy.
  5. adrian-cg macrumors member

    Sep 17, 2005
    If he isn't you can send me the blackbook :p
  6. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    Soundsl ike he will be. But if your 11 year old isn't happy with a brand new macbook; something that many people around here have to work and save for, then you have bigger problems then that! Don't worry, I'm not even remotely bashing anyone for buying their young child something so pricey. This is in fact the way of the world. It was how I was brought up and I'd have no right to judge. But I do think if he/she isn't happy with it then I'd be worried about the kid's level of gratefulness when good things happen. ;)

    That is a good purchase, but I thought you could use an LCD tv on a mac mini. I guess I was wrong.
  7. steamboat26 macrumors 65816


    May 25, 2006
    Arlington VA
    I use my LCD tv as a monitor for my mac mini and it works fine...except it is only 15 inches.
  8. kaboutertje macrumors regular


    Jul 7, 2006
    Amsterdam, Netherlands
    I wouldn't want to work on a 1280*720 resolution (supposing that's the res) 1650*1050 is ok but 1280*720 just seems to low for me, for such a large monitor/tv that is

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