Need a piece of hardware (movie to tv) - please help

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by fstfrwrd, Jul 26, 2008.

  1. fstfrwrd macrumors regular

    Jun 6, 2008
    Alright, this is what i want:

    - device the size of an ipod (a bit larger of smaller wouldn't hurt) => pocket-sized
    - possibility to store a couple of movies (2 or 3gb per movie)
    - possibility to connect it to a television set -> high quality!
    - easy to use.

    the ipod apparently only supports a 480p tv out, so i need something bigger than that and my macbook is a bit of a hassle.

    i have movies in the .mp4 format.

    we're going to have a movie marathon at a friend's house next week and i don't want to burn every movie onto a DVD etc... i just want to take this device with me, hook it up to the television and get started.

    or would you guys say that 480p is good quality for a normal-sized television?

    thanks in advance
  2. fstfrwrd thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 6, 2008
  3. darthmullet macrumors member

    Aug 4, 2006
    A normal size TV (not HD) has a maximum resolution of 480i or 480p (DVD quality), so that would be "good for a normal size television" i guess.

    however, no HD (720p or 1080i/p) is going to come out of an iPod.

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