MBA 11in ultimate output to hd tv

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by scott6003, Nov 1, 2010.

  1. scott6003 macrumors member

    Feb 14, 2010
    Iam trying to decide which MacBook air to get. I searched the forums and can't find an answer to this.

    Has anyone used their 11in ultimates to play 1080p mkvs on a large hdtv?

    I will be using a minidisplay to hdmi.

    I am wondering how well it works.

  2. HardLuckStories macrumors regular

    Oct 23, 2010
    UK, Manchester
  3. bossxii macrumors 68000

    Nov 9, 2008
    Kansas City
    Playing thru Plex media player, no issues, trying to run a flash based vide in HD at true 1080 will drop lots of frames although for the most part smooth playback, noticeable however on a large screen. I have not run the machine more than various 5 min clips so not sure how heat will effect it over the course of a 2 hour movie.

    ** 11" 2gig version.
  4. Stingray454 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 22, 2009
    Did you use the latest flash player with hardware decoding support? I've heard that the 11" should be able to handle flash-based 1080p with the latest player, but can't confirm it since mine hasn't arrived yet.

    Anyways, I've tried 1080p in Plex in the store - played very smooth, no frameskips at all (checked the infoscreen where every frameskip is registered).
  5. scott6003 thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 14, 2010
    Thanks for the information.

    When I travel I like to hook my computer up to the tv. Now that the majority of the hotels that I stay have HDTV's it is easy for me to catch up on some of my tv collections.

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