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Hey guys, just picked up the Apple Video Adaptor for my iBook and while it's cool to have my iBook screen visible on my tele, the picture is horrible. Is there any way possible to get a better picture from my iBook on the tele?? :bandage:

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Television resolutions are soo much smaller than computer resolutions that you will never get a very good picture

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Ya know I started playing a movie and the picture for that wasn't half bad. Perhaps there is that one saving grace. I mean it's the initial reason I bought the adaptor.
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have you tried a lower reslution on the ibook, thats the ooutput res too you know.
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I only went down to 600x800, I'll try lower and see wot happens.
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Well, still looked pretty fuzzy to my 20/15 (thank you modern science!). It's okay though, I bought the adaptor for movies and wotnot that I download.

Hey, is it okay to disconnect the adaptor whilst operating the notebook, or should I put her to sleep first?
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I think maybe put it to sleep first, though it really doesnt make much difference I dont think.
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I think maybe put it to sleep first, though it really doesnt make much difference I dont think.
That's wot I ended up doing... Just shut the lid and unplugged. Didn't get an error message or anything so it went okay!
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My TV has a VGA input, but only supports 800x600. If you use the RCA inputs, you'll never get a good picture, really only good for slide shows and movies.
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And movies was the intent on the purchase, so I'm fine with it. However it would have been cool to have a 36" monitor for the iBook!
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do you have a superdrive? why not just burn movies? and if not, at least a cd burnr to burn vcds, they come out good if you do it right.
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do you have a superdrive? why not just burn movies? and if not, at least a cd burnr to burn vcds, they come out good if you do it right.
Unfortunately I don't have the Superdrive. I will most likely have to go the VCD route. However I like the idea of having those movies there for my travels. Makes the plane ride go much quicker!
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Or you can buy an external DVD drive and take back the apple video thingy...
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Unfortunately I don't have the Superdrive. I will most likely have to go the VCD route. However I like the idea of having those movies there for my travels. Makes the plane ride go much quicker!
let me know if you need any vcd help, im a pro, also, theres an app that lets you play vcds on mac, so if you burn vcd, you can still watchem on your mac.
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let me know if you need any vcd help, im a pro, also, theres an app that lets you play vcds on mac, so if you burn vcd, you can still watchem on your mac.
I've been able to watch VCDs using VLC. Seems to be working pretty well. :mac:
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