Picture Quality on MacBook? HD?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by tssmithaz, Nov 19, 2008.

  1. tssmithaz macrumors newbie

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    Hi I was wondering what the picture quality on a MacBook is? Is it the same as HDTV? If so can you play HDDVD's or other downloadable HD videos on it?:eek:
     
  2. Eminemdrdre00 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes its HD, its basically a 720p display. 720p is 1280x720 and the Macbooks resolution is 1280x800. You cant play HDDVD disks because it only has a DVD drive, but if you can find 720p videos online they'll look great! Apple.com has tons of free HD movie trailers.
     
  3. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    If you buy a MacBook, check out the 1080p trailers at www.apple.com/trailers. Those are baaaaaaaadddddd. Like the above poster said, the res is basically a 720p screen (which, contrary to the uninformed, is HD). I think every computer screen that Apple uses is HD, so you're going to get good video quality.
     
  4. Smacky macrumors 6502

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    Well the screen doesnt have the potential to display true 1080p (e.g. blue ray / hd-dvd) because it doesnt have 1920x1200 resolution
    So it will downscale the picture I imagine
     
  5. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    It won't display 1080P on the screen, but an external, say 24" 1920x1200 will show up just fine. even the older white models with the crappy Intel GMAs
     

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