Rez + TiBook

iGav

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Now then..... as a proud owner of a Rev A TiBook, and not in the upgrade window till next Feb 03, I would like increased screen res, just like the new TiBooks.

Now I recall Dukestreet (I think it was duke) mention that Apple could release a Firmware update that could add this option to the Rev A and Rev B TiBooks...

What I'm asking is...... is this all that stands between us and increased screen res on a the early TiBooks........

I want 1280x854 you see....... :( :D
 

iGav

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Originally posted by sparkleytone
not possible. the screen actually has to physically HAVE that many pixels to display the resolution.
Damn..... so short of buying a new TiBook, I'll never get the increased res that I so long desire to have....... :(
 

Mr. Anderson

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Re: Rez + TiBook

Originally posted by iGAV
Now I recall Dukestreet (I think it was duke) mention that Apple could release a Firmware update that could add this option to the Rev A and Rev B TiBooks...

I want 1280x854 you see....... :( :D
I don't think that was me. I'm of the opinion that the screen in the Rev A/B books is maxed out at 1152x768, your stuck with that. I'd like to see higher res too, but I think I'll have to wait until I get a new PB in a year or 2.

Your only other option, and its not a bad one, is to get a Sony 18" LCD display - they're really nice, BTW - and have an external monitor to increase your resolution.

If you go with an Apple Cinema Display you'll end up paying more, and having to buy a Dr. Botts DVIator - another $150 on top of the monitor. Not really worth it in my book.
 

iGav

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Sorry duke......

So looks like definitely stuck at this res then..... :( ohwell, I only have to wait 9 months until I get a new machine.....

I already have an external 15" LCD sony, but the res on that is 1024x758 so I have like 30" of total screen space...... which isn't bad...... but it'd be nice to have better res on both screens!!

I was just hoping that there was a way of increasing the res on the Rev A.....

Nevermind... I can wait!!:( :D
 

eyelikeart

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re: screens

I think sparkleytone may be right...

the screens on the new TiBooks are newer LCDs compared to what we Rev. A owners have...

that would be killer, though, to be able to update firmware to somehow create that effect though...but it would probably look funky anyway...

I'm with u man...'03 is going to be my time for the new PowerBook... ;)
 

iGav

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Re: re: screens

Originally posted by eyelikeart
I think sparkleytone may be right...

the screens on the new TiBooks are newer LCDs compared to what we Rev. A owners have...

that would be killer, though, to be able to update firmware to somehow create that effect though...but it would probably look funky anyway...

I'm with u man...'03 is going to be my time for the new PowerBook... ;)
We'll toast with Absinthe in 03, that is toast the PowerBook G5's we'll have running on our desktops!!! ;) :) :D
 

eyelikeart

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Re: Re: re: screens

Originally posted by iGAV


We'll toast with Absinthe in 03, that is toast the PowerBook G5's we'll have running on our desktops!!! ;) :) :D
he he he....u gotta stop teasing me with that!!! :p

if I ever make it to Europe within the next year...I'm hunting u down...he he he ;)
 

iGav

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Re: Re: Re: re: screens

Originally posted by eyelikeart


he he he....u gotta stop teasing me with that!!! :p

if I ever make it to Europe within the next year...I'm hunting u down...he he he ;)

Heh heh....... feel free....... I'm more than up for sampling the various absinthe brands on sale in some of Londons establishments!!! ;)

Don't forget your spoon........ ;)
 

sparkleytone

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Re: Re: Rez + TiBook

Originally posted by dukestreet


I don't think that was me. I'm of the opinion that the screen in the Rev A/B books is maxed out at 1152x768, your stuck with that. I'd like to see higher res too, but I think I'll have to wait until I get a new PB in a year or 2.

Your only other option, and its not a bad one, is to get a Sony 18" LCD display - they're really nice, BTW - and have an external monitor to increase your resolution.

If you go with an Apple Cinema Display you'll end up paying more, and having to buy a Dr. Botts DVIator - another $150 on top of the monitor. Not really worth it in my book.
well it seems that you arae talking about buying a monitor at the same time as a new TiBook, so really you don't have to pay that $150. It comes free with the purchase of them both.