Mbp 17" Hd?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Kupoback, Dec 29, 2009.

  1. Kupoback macrumors member

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    So I've been trying to do google searches on whether the screens for the 17" MBP are HD? And if they are, in what res are they in for HD? 720i? 720p? 1080i/p?

    I was hoping that someone who owns, the latest 17" uMBP could answer my question. Thank you in advance.
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    According to Apple's official representation of technical specifications of the 17-inch MBP, the native resolution is 1920x1200.

    According to an official EBU document, there are four HD systems: http://tech.ebu.ch/docs/tech/tech3299.pdf

    The specification comprises 4 HDTV production systems:
    • System 1 (S1) with 1280 horizontal samples and 720 active lines in progressive scan with a frame rate of 50Hz, 16 x 9 aspect ratio.
    • System 2 (S2) with 1920 horizontal samples and 1080 active lines in interlaced scan with a frame rate of 25Hz, 16 x 9 aspect ratio.
    • System 3 (S3) with 1920 horizontal samples and 1080 active lines in progressive scan and a frame rate of 25Hz, 16 x 9 aspect ratio.
    • System 4 (S4) with 1920 horizontal samples and 1080 active lines in progressive scan at a frame rate of 50Hz, 16 x 9 aspect ratio.



    As computer displays are more than just mere TV monitors, the 17-inch Apple notebook can display 720p (there is no i in 720), 1080i/p and many more than that if it does not exceed 1920x1200 pixel.
     
  3. Jaro65 macrumors 68040

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    I take it that you have an HD camcorder? As was already pointed out, the 17" MBP is fully capable of displaying the 1080p content, however, anything HD on iTunes store is only in 720 resolution. It would be nice to see how my Blu-rays look like on the 17" MBP screen, but that's another topic altogether.
     
  4. Kupoback thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you all for the responses. You have answered my questions perfectly. I was just worried that after buying my MBP, that I would still be missing out on the HD version of media. I'm a sucker for shinny things, and seeing as I'm a grahpic designer/web designer, I would love it if my work looked great as perfect as possible.

    Thank you all again.
     

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