Watching HD videos via DVI out to a projector?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by CMD is me, Aug 19, 2008.

  1. CMD is me macrumors 6502

    Dec 7, 2006
    I've been thinking about AppleTV, but will be mainly showing family/friends photos and watching 1080i home videos (not the best for streaming, small localized drives, and ATV doesn't support 1080i iMovie anyway -- down res's to 540p).

    So what about using a Macbook? They're easier to take from place to place and have DVI out, work with large external drives, and are easy to find used.

    Anyone try watching a 720p/1080i video through DVI out? I have on a C2D MacBook Pro and it worked great. Wondering if a MacBook would be any different and if it matters whether its a Core Duo, Core 2, which graphics card it has, etc.
  2. Darwin macrumors 65816


    Jun 2, 2003
    round the corner
    The MacBook should do fine, maybe there is better performance from a Core 2 Duo but the Core 1 is capable of handling up to 1080p.
  3. CMD is me thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 7, 2006
    Probably won't be jumping up to 1080p any time soon -- I'd have to upgrade all my A/V components. Is a Core Duo able to playback 720p/1080i as h.264 through Front Row without dropping frames, rebuffering, etc.

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