Mac Pro and video out

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Fonzijr1964, May 20, 2008.

  1. Fonzijr1964 macrumors 68000

    Fonzijr1964

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    Ok so I am installing a home theater system in my home and I wanted to know if i could run a Mac Pro (or MB / MBP) over my projector to a 110" screen. I just wanted to know how big of a screen some people have connected their Pro's to and if you think the picture quality would brake up allot with the use of a projector. I only would be using it for computing not for the main video. The only reason I am thinking of a pro is because it has the best graphics power of all the Mac's. Please share your experiences, thanks.
     
  2. p.luik macrumors regular

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    You wont need an MP to do this. What is the native resolution on your projector? I have an older projector with a native res. of 1024x768 and even my 12" PB 1.5 could display nicely on it. You shouldnt need to worry about having too powerful of a graphics card. Maybe just stay away from an onboard graphics solution.
     
  3. Fonzijr1964 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    the thing is this is a very very nice system (its full 1080 by the way) and i want it to look good. i have seen some bad pictures on office type projectors and i don't want it to look like that.
     
  4. p.luik macrumors regular

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    in that case, a mac pro would be very nice. someday you will probably want to be able to play 1080 videos through quicktime or maybe even bluray movies. a mac pro would be future proof for quite sometime, or at least easy to upgrade as needed. you should post some pics of your system playing a full 1080p quicktime movie once you get it all set up. id be curious as to how nice it looks since all i would need to do is upgrade my projector to achieve 1080p viewing.
     
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    The only problem is that we cannot predict when and how Bluray support will be added to OS X / Mac Pro. HDMI must be present and a supported graphics card must be installed. In the meantime I would try to play some games with the projector, thats very fun. And you will like the graphics power of a Mac Pro with a fast GPU...
     
  7. Fonzijr1964 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    thanks for the help and when it is all done i will post picks
     

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