PS3 media server and the 2.4GHz MBP 13"

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Tarzan911, May 16, 2010.

  1. Tarzan911 macrumors newbie

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    Hello folks

    I like to watch me some movies on my PS3 through the PS3 media server from my laptop. My last laptop was a crappy dell and if I tried to play a movie that was 720p or 1080p the picture would be very choppy and unwatchable. On enquiring with one of my more technology oriented friends I found out that the processor in the dell was not powerful enough to play the video smoothly.
    Therefore my question is: Is the the new 13" MBP with the 2.4GHz processor fast enough to comfortably play videos in 720p and 1080p format via the media server?
     
  2. Dozerrox macrumors 6502

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    What was the spec of your last laptop? The 13" can definitely handle it.

    Could be the network speeds I guess though.
     
  3. Tarzan911 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I can't remember exactly but it was pretty average two years ago when I bought it. It was a core 2 duo though.

    I have a 10mb broadband internet speed
     
  4. frenchie0101 macrumors 6502

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    its nothing to do with your internet speed but your router speed is the vital one . If its a standard 54mbps that would cause your problem, my time capsule handles HD content very well
     
  5. Tarzan911 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well I have a pretty good wireless-N router so I think should be alright there.
     
  6. runebinder macrumors 6502a

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    To get it to work you'll need the PS3 connected via an ethernet cable to your router, the wireless G card in the console just won't cope with the bandwidth for streamed HD video. As mentioned above you'll need a wireless N router to connect the MBP to. With that set up it'll work fine.

    Edit: Posted before you put up about having a wireless N router lol.
     
  7. Tarzan911 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Excellent! I got my PS3 hooked up wired to the router so I should be all set! Thanx for the info.
     

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