MacBook External Display

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Mhill, Nov 19, 2006.

  1. Mhill macrumors member

    Oct 24, 2006
    Essex, England
    I thinking about purchasing a Sony KDL-26U2000 LCD TV and use my MacBook as a DVD player and as a extra display for it. I will be using a monster THX Ultra 800 HDMI to DVI Video Cable to connect the two! Does any one have any experience of using any TVs of this size as a computer display?

    My other option is to purchase a Apple 23" monitor. This would be slightly more than the Sony option and i would not be able to watch TV with out the laptop!

    Sony Specification Full can be found at
    14:9 Mode YES
    16:9 Mode YES
    4:3 Mode YES
    Auto Wide YES
    Digital Comb Filter YES
    Display Resolution (Pixels) 1366 x 768
    Display Technology BRAVIA
    Picture Freeze YES
    PIP YES (PC)
    Picture Mode YES
    Power Saving + Picture Off YES
    Screen Aspect Ratio 16:9
    Screen Size (inch) 26.0
    Visible Screen Size (cm) 26.0
    Smart Mode YES
    Wide YES
    Zoom YES

    Video Signal

    576i YES
    480p YES
    576p YES
    1080i YES
    720p YES
    Which of the above does the MacBook support and what does this mean to me?:eek: :eek:
    Any advice would be really good please people!:confused:
  2. Transeau macrumors 6502a


    Jan 18, 2005
    Alta Loma, CA
    1366 x 768 is a fairly low resolution, and the Macbook's GMA950 can deal with that very easily. The actual size of the TV doesn't matter - just if the notebook and put out a signal that it can accept.

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