New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Apple Notebooks Apple's notebook computers including MacBook Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, PowerBook, and iBook.

PowerBook - Connecting to plasma TV


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
airline1
Guest
 
Posts: n/a

If I were to connect my powerbook to my plasma TV via DVI, what kind of picture quality could I expect?

I used to have X-Plane (flight sim) and would be tempted to get the new version if it displayed correctly on the TV.

Cheers
Dave
QUOTE Thanks
surfwax95

 
surfwax95's Avatar
 
Member Since: Aug 27, 2005
Location: Fayetteville, AR
Posts: 2,410
surfwax95 has much to be proud ofsurfwax95 has much to be proud ofsurfwax95 has much to be proud ofsurfwax95 has much to be proud ofsurfwax95 has much to be proud ofsurfwax95 has much to be proud ofsurfwax95 has much to be proud ofsurfwax95 has much to be proud ofsurfwax95 has much to be proud of
Mac Specs: 15" Powerbook G4 24" iMac iPhone 3Gs

surfwax95 is offline
Video and games would look decent, but text will be very blurry. Also the game would most likely run poorly given the size of the screen and the size of your video card. It's worth a shot though...

I have a Powerbook (15" 1.67) with 2Gb of RAM and when I hooked it up to my friend's 52" (i think), the picture quality was fine for movies, but like I said, I couldn't navigate my folders due to the blurriness of the text...

I try to Command+Shift+/ when I can.
They're - Their - There | Two - Too - To | You're - Your | MAC - Mac
I was on the M-F honor roll for October, 2006.
QUOTE Thanks
technologist

 
Member Since: Mar 30, 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 4,744
technologist has a reputation beyond reputetechnologist has a reputation beyond reputetechnologist has a reputation beyond reputetechnologist has a reputation beyond reputetechnologist has a reputation beyond reputetechnologist has a reputation beyond reputetechnologist has a reputation beyond reputetechnologist has a reputation beyond reputetechnologist has a reputation beyond reputetechnologist has a reputation beyond reputetechnologist has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 12" Apple PowerBook G4 (1.5GHz)

technologist is offline
It really depends on the resolution of the TV. Most plasma displays are fairly low-res, given how big they are. If you can get the resolution to match up, you shouldn't have any fuzzy text. You won't be able to perfectly mirror the built-in display, but you should be able to either use the TV as a second monitor (with a lower resolution) or set your built-in display to mirror at the same (low) resolution as the TV.

If you can't see the TV's resolution in System Preferences after you connect it, you should be able to use DisplayConfigX to match it up.
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Problem with sleep mode after lcd replacement | Macbook return »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
OS X 10.2, error 36 when connecting to a Windows share timswim78 OS X - Operating System 0 02-01-2006 11:42 AM
Connecting to college network using ibook G4 and Panther iRock Internet, Networking, and Wireless 12 09-28-2005 09:14 AM
VGA sync problem w/ Mini and Panasonic Plasma oldskoolboarder Apple Desktops 0 05-25-2005 04:21 PM
Problem connecting iPod Shuffle => iMac G5 iWhat iPod Hardware and Accessories 3 03-04-2005 10:33 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:54 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?