Powerbook 1.67 and HD 1080i

Josias

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Why not? The 9700 with 128 MB DDR is an owner graphics card. If you set the PB to a 23" or 30" ACD you'll be able to show 1080i. The MBP is not more capable of doing 1080i. It might do it better because of the maxed X1600, but PB can do it...:rolleyes:
 

mikehowett

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Josias said:
Why not? The 9700 with 128 MB DDR is an owner graphics card. If you set the PB to a 23" or 30" ACD you'll be able to show 1080i. The MBP is not more capable of doing 1080i. It might do it better because of the maxed X1600, but PB can do it...:rolleyes:
Sorry but I have to disagree, I have a 1.67GHz 17" PowerBook and after reading this thread I tried one of the HD 1080i trailers off the Apple website and it was really choppy, pausing every few seconds, definitely not watchable. 720p on the other hand is fine:)
 

killmoms

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Josias said:
Why not? The 9700 with 128 MB DDR is an owner graphics card. If you set the PB to a 23" or 30" ACD you'll be able to show 1080i. The MBP is not more capable of doing 1080i. It might do it better because of the maxed X1600, but PB can do it...:rolleyes:
They mean decoding of 1080i/1080p H.264 QuickTime movies... which the PowerBook 1.67 most definitely CANNOT do. Yes, the PowerBook can drive 1920 x 1200 displays, and hence can drive a 1920 x 1080 TV, but it doesn't have the horsepower to decode content at those resolutions... which was the point of the OP's question.