New SR MBP to 40" Bravia LCD ?

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  1. Nor*Cal macrumors regular

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    I bought a SR MBP and I have been patiently waiting for it to arrive. I realized that I can connect this to my 40" Sony Bravia (the exact one they have to display the apple tv at the apple stores). I want to connect it to the HDMI with about a 20 ft. cable via the dual link.

    I have 2 questions.

    Where can I get a cable like this for a good price?
    And will having the TV as a monitor cause any burn in effect?
     
  2. Teh Don Ditty macrumors G4

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    Burn in on a LCD is really non existent. It was more of problem with earlier Plasma TVs, but they have been working on the problem.

    So, no you won't have a problem with burn in. I personally have my Cube (and all 16MB of video ram) hooked up to my 26" Sony Bravia HD TV via DVI to VGA. Works like a champ.
     
  3. kolax macrumors G3

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    A 20ft DVI - HDMI cable will cost you a fair few bob.

    If you are in the UK, try www.maplin.co.uk - they are a reliable retailer of components.

    Screen burn won't be an issue. I think Sony offer a 5 year gaurantee now too so you shouldn't be in any hot water.

    And if screen burn occured (very very rarely) on the LCD, it'll take at least 5 years, so by that time you'd want to upgrade your TV anyway.
     
  4. vincebio macrumors 6502a

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    you will see NO burn in on your LCD screen..

    however,

    be prepared to have temporary burned images on your screen, though they do clear after the unti is turned of for 24hours or so....but sometimes its a pain in the ass

    a couple of bravia's, and all philips lcd's outside the top spec one are very prone to it.
     
  5. mkjj macrumors 6502a

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    I've got my Mac Mini hooked via the normal VGA connection on the TV to the mini using the supplied VGA/DVI connector works great for me and a lot cheaper than a long HDMI cable, try that first.

    The Mac detected the correct display res to use and even the TV make and model number which was impressive.

    Nothing like a bit of iMovie editing on a 32" screen!

    [​IMG]
     
  6. Trepex macrumors 6502a

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