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    Apple powerbook G4 DVI -> XBR 34 910 Dashboard
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    Last Reply: September 30, 2003, 11:50 am

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    Author Apple powerbook G4 DVI -> XBR 34 910
    lazerlou

    Rank: Sony Fan


    Joined: Sep 29, 2003
    Posts: 1
    From: Chicago

      Posted: 2003-09-29 10:35

    Would i have any problems hooking up a powerboogk g4 with dvi out to the dvi input on the 34" xbr 910? Are the two compatible?


       


    thefaulkner

    Rank: Sonyphile


    Joined: Mar 07, 2003
    Posts: 499
    From: Calgary, Ab

      Posted: 2003-09-29 12:08

    No,

    Unfortunately the two DVI's are not compatible with eachother. I have heard that there is some sort of adapter or converter available, however.




       
    duncan

    Rank: Sony Legend


    Joined: Jul 26, 2002
    Posts: 964
    From: UK

      Posted: 2003-09-29 12:09

    Why is that? I thought a DVI was a DVI?


         
    MHC

    Rank: Sony Enthusiant


    Joined: Aug 05, 2003
    Posts: 44
    From: Canada

      Posted: 2003-09-30 08:56

    Read the manual from the Sony.......There are even different DVI plugs even when they are compatible. (i.e. Single vs Dual link, analog vs. Digital)

    Anyway, like faulkner says, the answer is nope.....


       
    FrankieFiero

    Rank: Sony Fan


    Joined: Aug 22, 2003
    Posts: 9
    From: Novi, MI US

      Posted: 2003-09-30 11:50

    The biggest problem with hooking the DVI from your Mac to the TV is the fact that the computer and the TV use completely different resolutions and refresh rates.
    ATI (who probably makes the video card in your Mac) sells an adapter to hook a PC to an HDTV.
    On the PC, there is an application called "Powerstrip" that allows you to change the frequency and resolution settings to match most/all HDTV settings. Just remember to hookup to a computer monitor to change the settings first, you do not want to have the wrong refresh rate when hooking up to your TV (VERY bad from what I've read).
    I have no idea what software you would need to use for a Mac, or if the ATI HTDV adapter will even work - but it can be done.
    -FF


         
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