Gaming with MBP on a TV!?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Makube, Sep 9, 2007.

  1. Makube macrumors member

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    Say I hook my MBP up to a, say 50" plasma HDTV, and use a wireless mouse and keyboard, how would the performance be? Im thinking of playing a game that was released 2002 so it is not hardcore. Elder Scrolls III : Morrowind.
     
  2. creator2456 macrumors 68000

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    I just tried my MBP with my 37" 1080p LCD and Halo. It worked, until I tried getting full 1080 video on it. This could be that I am not playing off of the actual CD, but an image of it instead.

    That being said, I noticed no lag, slowdown, tearing, anything.
     
  3. triddent222 macrumors regular

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    If you're running the image from the MBP's HDD (assuming you have a 5400rpm) then yes, you would get a bit of lag, at least *I* do (not when using an external HDD, or the actual CD though).

    To the OP: It will most probably work, I've played Half-Life 2 (a graphically more intensive game than Morrowind) on a 1920x1200 display, and it runs well (40-60 fps, all maxed i believe).
     
  4. Raska macrumors 6502

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    I play WoW on my 23" HDTV from my MBP and I haven't noticed any problems.
     
  5. Freyqq macrumors 68040

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    to the computer..the resolution is the only thing that matters. If you had a 100" tv that ran at 1024x768..the comp would only render 1024x768..just the pixels would be huge. That being said..1080i is 1360x768 and 1080p is 1920x1200.
     

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