Is the Powerbook G4 12inch HD ready?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by applemax, Sep 18, 2005.

  1. applemax macrumors 65816


    Feb 22, 2005
    Hi. I'm confused. I'm looking at a panasonic viera. the resolution is an hd 1020x720 or something. Seeing as the powerbook is 1024x768, does that mean the powerbooks hd resolution is better?
  2. Xapplimatic macrumors 6502


    Oct 23, 2001
    Well. yes and no.

    HD in terms of TV set HD resolutions .. yeah, they can both playback 720p no problem, however, it won't be nice with 1080i. Neither of them. And, there is the computer version of HD.. where the compression used (like H.264) will slaughter any laptop or low-end computer incapable of realtime decompression at 1080i. I should know. I have a brand new iMac (2GHz) G5 and it can't playback 1080i without jerky video in full screen or windowed mode! H.264 is just too demanding for the average Apple, though, a new PowerMac would play it just fine I'd imagine, due to better graphics cards. No idea about the Panasonic.

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