DVI to Component video w/ MacBook Pro and NVIDIA Getting HD from my Mac...
I just got a new MacBook Pro with the NVIDIA GeForce 8600M video card. On the NVIDIA website for the card, it states:
[quote]"Integrated HDTV encoder provides analog TV-output (Component/Composite/S-Video) up to 1080i/1080p resolution".[/quote]

I have a Sony HDTV that only has component video (Y Pr Pb) inputs (the red/green/blue inputs). It is capable of HD up to 1080i.

If the NVIDIA card does output an analog TV (Component) signal, it should work. I asked a question at the site that sells the DVI to Component adapter:

See it here: [url="http://sewelldirect.com/dvivideoadapter.asp"]http://sewelldirect.com/dvivideoadapter.asp[/url]

[quote]"Will this work with the dual link DVI-I port on my macbook pro? Graphics card info: Nvidia 8600 GT 512MB of GDDR3 memory. Here is the link to the card's site: [url="http://www.nvidia.com/object/geforce_8600_8500_tech_specs.html"]http://www.nvidia.com/object/geforce_8600_...tech_specs.html[/url] [/quote]

They answered:
[quote]"Unfortunately this will not work. While the GPU may support the function, the Mac Version of the cards do not implement the component signal."[/quote]

I think they are still thinking about the older MacBooks that use the [b]ATI chipset[/b] and don't know about the new ([i]awesome[/i]) [b][i]NVIDIA cards[/i][/b].

Is component really not implemented in the new MacBook Pros?

I have the 17" model that has more VRAM than the 15" and I got the HD screen upgrade:

[quote]NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT graphics processor with dual-link DVI support and 512MB of GDDR3 memory[/quote]

Does anyone know any solution that will work with the MacBook Pro with the NVIDIA chipset? As I said, I'm trying to output an HD signal from the DVI port on the MacBook Pro to component video input on my HD television.

I absolutely love this computer, but I also love my 40" Sony tube tv, I don't want to get an LCD right now (and I'm sorta tapped for money).

Any help would be much appreciated (if you're a PC user, don't hate me, I have two PCs myself ;-)

Thanks for the help.
I just got a new MacBook Pro with the NVIDIA GeForce 8600M video card. On the NVIDIA website for the card, it states:

"Integrated HDTV encoder provides analog TV-output (Component/Composite/S-Video) up to 1080i/1080p resolution".




I have a Sony HDTV that only has component video (Y Pr Pb) inputs (the red/green/blue inputs). It is capable of HD up to 1080i.



If the NVIDIA card does output an analog TV (Component) signal, it should work. I asked a question at the site that sells the DVI to Component adapter:



See it here: http://sewelldirect.com/dvivideoadapter.asp



"Will this work with the dual link DVI-I port on my macbook pro? Graphics card info: Nvidia 8600 GT 512MB of GDDR3 memory. Here is the link to the card's site: http://www.nvidia.com/object/geforce_8600_...tech_specs.html




They answered:

"Unfortunately this will not work. While the GPU may support the function, the Mac Version of the cards do not implement the component signal."




I think they are still thinking about the older MacBooks that use the ATI chipset and don't know about the new (awesome) NVIDIA cards.



Is component really not implemented in the new MacBook Pros?



I have the 17" model that has more VRAM than the 15" and I got the HD screen upgrade:



NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT graphics processor with dual-link DVI support and 512MB of GDDR3 memory




Does anyone know any solution that will work with the MacBook Pro with the NVIDIA chipset? As I said, I'm trying to output an HD signal from the DVI port on the MacBook Pro to component video input on my HD television.



I absolutely love this computer, but I also love my 40" Sony tube tv, I don't want to get an LCD right now (and I'm sorta tapped for money).



Any help would be much appreciated (if you're a PC user, don't hate me, I have two PCs myself ;-)



Thanks for the help.

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Posted 10/09/2008 11:10 PM   
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