I am thinking about buying a powerbook, and I just wanted to know if you can plug iti into a tv with the vga port. I think it is called video mirroring. Anyway, does anybody know if you can do that? Thanks again.
you can connect to tv (S.VHS connector) in mirroring mode or in "desktop extension mode", and the same modes with your VGA connector to a monitor or a VGA equiped tv set. Maybe some limitations or restrictions in mirroring mode.
The current Rev of Powerbooks sport a hardware accelerated external video
This workd best with video mirroring but does a great job on extended desktop. To get the best results set the color depth to the same for both monitors. This will allow the video card to speed the data to both displays at the same time.
This will work with both S-video and VGA.
OS X does not support DVD playback thru S-Video if that is what your gonna use it for.
yep, apparently it's quite easy to upgrade from a G3 PB to a spanking new G4 one: sell you old powerbook on ebay for about half what you paid for it a year ago, save up a bit more money and then go buy a new powerbook at the Apple Store. Correct me if I'm wrong technical people, but i believe this is the only way...
Great. After getting back from the Palo Alto Apple Store, I just found out that you can't use Apple's LCD Displays in conjunction with the TiBook for video spanning. NOT EVEN with the DVI adaptor thingy that Dr. Bott has. So I have to use a monitor, an old large CRT. Just a heads up people.
Hopefully Apple will one day make a change with the video to allow this. Otherwise, the PB is very cool indeed.