Macbook > LCDTV

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by dragon2611, Dec 5, 2007.

  1. dragon2611 macrumors regular

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    Was going to use my spare PPC mini to shove under my TV to play media on but its not quite powerfull enough for some of the codecs I want to use...


    I do however have a macbook that should be plenty fast enough to decode pretty much anything I throw at it,

    Whats the best way to connect it to the TV?

    TV has VGA, Component and 2xHDMI inputs.

    Do I need to buy the offical adaptor is there a 3rd party lead that works just as well. :confused:
     
  2. TBi macrumors 68030

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    Unless your TV allows native resolution over HDMI (my samsung R81 does but only on one HDMI input) then you'll get better picture quality with VGA.

    Also it depends on your screen size. If you have a 1080P screen then definately get DVI-HDMI!

    HDMI standard resolutions are 1280x720 and 1920x1080. The standard resolution for a 720p screen is 1366x768 (or 1360x768) so the HDMI input will be either stretched or have black borders around it.
     
  3. kolax macrumors G3

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    I've heard people have had various problems with connecting to the HDMI port though.

    Can't comment myself, I have a 720p TV and connect via VGA.
     
  4. dragon2611 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Not sure if it makes a difference but I get an option in the TV's menu for the HDMI port it says HDMI or DVI. :confused:

    Its a 720p tv, a 32" sharp aquos.
     
  5. TBi macrumors 68030

    TBi

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    Well DVI is a good sign. Read some forums for that tv, maybe someone has done this before and can point you in the right direction.
     

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