RE: Display Port

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Trojita, Dec 29, 2009.

  1. Trojita macrumors member

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    To: Steve Jobs

    Change the display port spec on the MBP to allow 7.1 audio output. Not that big of a deal.

    John

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    a hdmi port and better gpu would be nice too :D
     
  2. Jaro65 macrumors 68040

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    Funny. +1 vote for HDMI!
     
  3. panzer06 macrumors 68030

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    +2 for HDMI (I'd settle for Apple pushing the audio out the mini-display too).

    Cheers,
     
  4. frunkis54 macrumors 65816

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    To: Trojita

    NO.

    Thank you for your business.

    Steve Jobs
    :D
     
  5. applebook macrumors 6502a

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    Since the MBP was never meant to be a multimedia machine like PC laptops with Blu-Ray drives, HDMI is inappropriate. Just because you want it, it doesn't mean you should get it.

    From what I've read, incorporating HDMI into a motherboard's design and not causing interference with other components is not as simple as slapping an HDMI port onto the board.

    You desperately want native HDMI? Get a PC laptop.
     
  6. kny3twalker macrumors 65816

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    I would settle for any sound being passed on the mini displayport. I also could not careless about HDMI on my Macbook Pro. A Mini Displayport to HDMI adapter are roughly $10 at www.monoprice.com for anyone with concerns.
     
  7. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    Monoprice sells a combo USB/MiniDisplayPort adapter that will pass audio from the USB to and video from the MDP to an HDMI port.
     
  8. akm3 macrumors 68020

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    Out of curiosity, will that audio connection pass full blown whatever? 5.1? 6.1? DTS ES? Anything?
     
  9. justit macrumors 6502a

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    Display port spec is 5.1, and it can be done via software, it could have easily have been part of the core OSX.
     
  10. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    Can't daisy chain HDMI. Can't do it on DP either until someone comes out with a monitor that supports such. But when it happens it'll be a glorious day.
     
  11. kny3twalker macrumors 65816

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    Using one connection for video and audio was my point as I knew about the usb and mini displayport to HDMI adapter.
     
  12. iMav macrumors 6502

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    I think that HDMI makes a ton of sense for the Mac mini's. I doubt we'll see it on Mac laptops anytime soon though.
     

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