Using 4K displays on the rMBP

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  1. alphaod macrumors Core

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    So, I'm planning to buy a 4K TV and obviously there isn't much content out there that is 4K, so I will most likely use my Mac as a source.

    Has Apple fixed the issue with 4K video in OS X via HDMI or do I need to find some other way to connect to the TV?
     
  2. Mr. Retrofire macrumors 601

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    Which OS X issue? It is a hardware issue, AFAIK.

    Btw:
     
  3. whitedragon101 macrumors 6502a

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    Hmm 24hz is not really enough. Can it run at 60hz for 4k over thunderbolt ?
     
  4. koppie644 macrumors regular

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    Under windows 8.1, it is said to be yes
    So I guess it's a software issue: Mavericks doesn't support it yet
    This is not strange because Apple's 4K display has not arrived yet
     
  5. whitedragon101 macrumors 6502a

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    Cool. I hope they can do 4k for the same price as the current 27"
     
  6. PDFierro macrumors 68040

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    Don't count on that.
     
  7. Freyqq macrumors 68040

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    Thunderbolt 2 supports 4k over displayport 1.2
     
  8. alphaod thread starter macrumors Core

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    I have the original rMBP; anyways the TV doesn't support Thunderbolt either.
     
  9. raptor402, Nov 17, 2013
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    raptor402 macrumors 6502

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    You'll get 60Hz 4K only over HDMI 2.0, which isn't really in use right now. Other than that, as mentioned above, DisplayPort 1.2 is your best bet.

    What inputs does your TV support?

    Regards
    Raptor

    EDIT: Didn't realise that the OP hasn't yet purchased the TV. If you plan to use the TV with a Mac for a while, definitely go for something that supports DisplayPort. Sony is no good (XBR series only supports HDMI). Panansonic, as recommended below, should do.
     
  10. cube macrumors G5

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    Panasonic WT600 has HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort 1.2a
     

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