what is the highest refresh rate from mdp?

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  1. taninov macrumors newbie

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    Hi

    I am in the middle of a search for a new lcd tv, and all companies are advertizing 100HZ refresh rates (and higher) so I am trying to figure out
    two things:

    1. what is the highest refresh rate possible from the mini display port. I am using a mdp to hdmi adapter, so for got up to 61HZ.

    2. Do you think it is possible to play full HD (mkv files) from a mbp to external display without the computer choking?

    Thanks
    Taninov

    running 10.6.6 on 2.66MHZ 15'' unibody.
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    2. Yes, if you mean 1080p content with "full HD", as 720p is HD too.
     
  3. alust2013 macrumors 601

    alust2013

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    I believe the highest is around 60 at 1080p. Even if it was higher, that wouldn't do you much good for watching HD movies, as those aren't shot at 120Hz. And yes, you can easily play full blu ray rips without a problem. I have done so without issue on my C2D MacBook.
     
  4. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    100Hz is basically a scam (as is 200Hz). The TV does not accept 100Hz signals. It interpolates the frames to make up the additional frames instead.
     

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