Macbook + 40" Sony Bravia 1080P?

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  1. Wallace86 macrumors regular

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    would the gpu support it? my crappy hp laptop with a crappy gpu is all fuzzy and distorted when i try it. do u think the macbook would work?
     
  2. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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    Your Macbook supports resolutions up to 1920x1200. Go ahead and try it.
     
  3. shoulin333 macrumors 6502a

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    macbook can support up to 1920*1200 (normal 24" lcd, or 23" ACD)

    so unless you tv is something better than 1080p you will be fine

    just dont run Composit or svideo... will look like ****


    use VGA or DVI converter from your miniDVI port
     
  4. samh004 macrumors 68020

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    Remember you'll have to stand a few feet away for it to not look funny.
     
  5. Wallace86 thread starter macrumors regular

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    lol, i dont wanna buy one unlesss i know itll work. i'll prolly get a MBP though, although the black mb is pretty hot.
     
  6. Wallace86 thread starter macrumors regular

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    hmm....cool. thanks guys. i'll prolly get a macbook pro though (unless it is yellow, then i'll switch it for a mb or a 17"). this yellowing crap has me paranoid.
     
  7. r88my macrumors regular

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    I dont think the MBP will give you any problems, but i have a feeling your BRAVIA might. If hooking up in PC mode, the BRAVIA will not allow you to use the full 40" of the screen, it will only let you work with about half of that and the rest has a black border. I tried hooking up my PC with quite good graphics card about a year ago to my BRAVIA 40" with a VGA cable and this is what happened. I read somewhere this is because the BRAVIA limits the screen for some reason so you cant use the whole screen when in PC mode. I haven't done extensive testing tho with my MBP so there may be a way to get it work. In fact I'll try it and post on this thread what happens (might be a couple of days tho).
     
  8. mashoutposse macrumors 6502

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    My Wintel XP desktop works perfectly with my Bravia XBR2 40" 1080p from late 2006... full screen 1920x1080.
     
  9. TheYankees1903 macrumors regular

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    It Should Work

    I think it should work! Go for it it'll be a sick setup. Just make sure you have a couple of days to return the TV...

    By the way if I were you I would get a Macbook Pro. Significantly more powerful then the Macbook and if you get the Hi-Res screen it is more likely to handle the TV. Best of luck.

    TheYankees1903 :apple:
     
  10. mashoutposse macrumors 6502

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    How well does the MacBook handle 1080p video playback?
     
  11. r88my macrumors regular

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    How exactly have you set this up? Any help would be appreciated
     
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  13. Wallace86 thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks for the replys, its been informative (srry for the delayed response, lol). i think the macbook pro is the way to go cause you can go dvi-hdmi and get a much better signal and graphics card. peace.
     
  14. Freyqq macrumors 68040

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    to set it up:

    if the tv as a dvi on the back: dvi cord -> apple dvi->mini-dvi converter -> macbook

    if the tv has vga: don't use it..it will look badly compared to dvi/hdmi

    if the tv has hdmi: hdmi->dvi converter cord -> apple dvi->mini-dvi converter -> macbook

    a macbook can input up to 1900x1200. A macbook pro can input up to 2560 by 1600. 1080P = 1900x1200 so both effectively can input this resolution just fine
     
  15. gear714 macrumors newbie

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    I use my Bravia XBR2 46" set as the monitor for my MAC mini. Works just fine.
     

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