MacBook Pro and Mini DisplayPort question.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Pavia, Apr 16, 2010.

  1. Pavia macrumors regular

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    Hi!

    I have a sort of strange question, I suppose, about the MacBook Pro and Mini DisplayPort.
    First of, the only reason I am considering to buy a 17-inch MacBook Pro is to be able to watch HDTV and HD Movies, I realized that with the "HDMI output using Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter (optional)", it could be possible to just use my current 23" 1080p LCD flatpanel.

    My curious question is this:

    Can a MacBook Pro 15" use a Mini DisplayPort to output 1080p? (Or can it only go to the maximum 1440*900/1650*1050?)
     
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    Yes. The same goes for the 13" model.

     
  3. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    The supported external resolutions have nothing to do with the resolution of the internal screen. Apple list supported external resolutions on the technical specs page: I suggest you go read it.
     
  4. Pavia thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank you. I have a sort of off-topic question.
    What kind of programs do I use for watching TV on a mac, using one of those USB tuners? (I have never owned a mac, and I haven't ordered it yet)
     
  5. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    The usb tuners come with their own software. You don't need anything other than what gets shipped with the tuner.
     
  6. Pavia thread starter macrumors regular

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    Oh man these awesome replies so fast is win. Thank you!
    Is there any programs apart from iTunes that can play music, queue music, store a library of music on that computer? (No, I don't like iTunes:eek:)
     
  7. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    It'd help to know what you don't like about iTunes.
     

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