11 thoughts on “Cable Advice

  1. Phil Bridges

    Alas we haven’t coughed up for a Hi-Def TV yet but as regards actual stockists I’ve always been impressed with Videk’s range and prices – .

  2. Chris Marshall Post author

    Thanks – they look good. I have a ‘horrible’ feeling that I am going to have to get a mini DVI to DVI cable and then a DVI to HDMI to connect it all up.

  3. Phil Bridges

    In the past Videk have made weird leads up for me including fireware, might be worth a phone call, cheers. (You site template is fab BTW.. I’m dead jealoius!)

  4. Chris Marshall Post author

    I am going to give Lindy a call in the morning to see what they an do as well.

    Glad you like the site – it took quite a bit of work and I am really pleased with it. Have a few tweaks to make, and will be making the Vaults code available for download at some stage soon so ‘watch this space’.

  5. Chris Marshall Post author

    Just ordered the Mini DVI to DVI connector off Apple and the DVI to HDMI off Lindy.

    Guys at Lindy were a bit skeptikal that the Apple connector actually was a DVI cable, and the Apple store here in Spain (on-line) gave me the option to send a message with the purchase which is a very new addition.

  6. Adam Ramshaw

    That setup will work fine Chris I use that with my Samsung in the Living Room with my MacBook when I wanna watch a movie. The only minor complaint I have is that the screen output is too big, only by about an inch or so mind, for the TV unsure if this is a problem on the side of the MacBook or the TV.

  7. Chris Marshall Post author

    [quote comment=”6537″]That setup will work fine Chris I use that with my Samsung in the Living Room with my MacBook when I wanna watch a movie. The only minor complaint I have is that the screen output is too big, only by about an inch or so mind, for the TV unsure if this is a problem on the side of the MacBook or the TV.[/quote]

    Thanks – cables on their way! Not sure I understand what you mean exactly about screen output? I have noticed that, for example, if I move the iTunes window overfrom the iMac to the Samsung then the iTunes window is too big for the Samsung, even though that screen is 32″ and the iMac is 20″. I am only using s-video at the moment, but as I have a similar issue with the mac Book to Sony 17″ screen I assume it is something that is common.

    I haven’t looked into the best use of dual screen yet though – is a task for this next week or so while Sands is away.

  8. Mac Sokulski

    I have my macmini hooked up to a Toshiba 26″ LCD tv via HDMI, and the mini has a hard time with the resolution on that TV. Front Row looks fine, but the OS is cut off at the top and bottom. Haven’t been able to figure that out, yet.

  9. Wayne LeFevre

    Am I the only one that still does not have a HD TV? I think my 27″ RCA is going on 19 years now! (Got it same time I got married.) Of course, there’s not a lot of incentive. Can’t receive over the air signals where we live, and DirectTV Satellite HD is stupidly more expensive, especially if you want TIVO.

  10. Chris Marshall Post author

    Well technically I don’t own one – but as Sands is away at the moment I am getting to play with it!!!

  11. Chris Marshall Post author

    [quote comment=”6554″]I have my macmini hooked up to a Toshiba 26″ LCD tv via HDMI, and the mini has a hard time with the resolution on that TV. Front Row looks fine, but the OS is cut off at the top and bottom. Haven’t been able to figure that out, yet.[/quote]

    I haven’t had that issue on either the Mac mini to B&O or iMac to Samsung but I don’t get the whole window on the screen when I go Sony Desktop to Sony TV.

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