No more S-video:(

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by iLoveMyMBP, Apr 14, 2007.

  1. iLoveMyMBP macrumors regular

    iLoveMyMBP

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    Why did Apple discontiune the s-video output from the powerbooks to the macbookpro's??? I used the s-video daily and I'm very dissipointed that they didn't add it back :( :(
     
  2. zioxide macrumors 603

    zioxide

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    Probably the same reason that they got rid of the modem port and VGA port. They're old technologies. Apple likes to use the latest and greatest tech in their products, especially in their professional models.
     
  3. Lovesong macrumors 65816

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    Ah... but a MacPro with a ZipDrive, or maybe even a floppy disk... that would be heaven.

    To the OP, if you need the S-Video, just get a $19 DVI to video adaptor.
     
  4. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    didn't they upgrade the floppy drive to primative clay markings on walls? :rolleyes:

    Even CDs are going out of fashion. USB drives are so large and so cheap, you might as well use them.
     
  5. Collin973 macrumors 6502

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    What do you use the S-Video for? I've only used S-video maybe once or twice. I believe s-video is analog and a complete digital signal is much better, which DVI is, i believe.

    I remember when you had to use floppies to install windows 95. That was only 12 years ago. I any USB flash drives are at least one GB. That's almost 2 CDs, and USB flash drives transfer data much quicker.

    Anyways, s-vid is heading out of style and usage.
     
  6. Temujin macrumors 6502a

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    I miss the s-video out too. Very useful when using an external monitor and a tv at the same time, e.g. when working with video.
     
  7. acocddy macrumors newbie

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