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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 3:32 pm    Post subject: Mac HTPC TVDb Reply with quote

Mac HTPC TVDb

Use this thread to share information about the TV being used with your Mac mini or Mac-based HTPC setup.

Please use the following format to share this information:

Mac: 2.0GHz Mac mini (early 2009)
TV: Sony Bravia L-Series #KDL-32L5000
Screen size: 32-inches
Purchased at: Best Buy
Price paid: $498 + tax
Connected to Mac with: VGA
Other connections tested: None
Adapter in use: Mini DisplayPort to VGA adapter
Screen resolution: 1360 x 768
Overscan issues: None
Underscan issues: None
Custom resolution software in use: None
Custom resolution settings: None (See sample)
Special TV adjustments and/or settings: None
Audio connection: Using analog audio with PC connection on TV.
Extra notes: None
I will accept questions about this entry via PM: Yes

Please do not reply about entries or go off topic! These posts will be removed.

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TV manufacturers:
- Hitachi
- LG
- Mitsubishi
- Panasonic
- Philips
- Pioneer
- RCA
- Samsung
- Sanyo
- Sharp
- Sony
- Sylvania
- Toshiba
- Vizio

Custom resolution software:
- DisplayConfigX
- SwitchResX

By the way, this thread will be linked to our new Mac HTPC section. It will be launching in September.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 5:55 pm    Post subject: LG 47LG50 Reply with quote

Mac: mini Core Duo (1.83GHz)
TV: Samsung UN46B6000 46" 1080p LED HDTV
Screen size: 46"
Purchased at: Best Buy
Price paid: ? exchange
Connected to Mac with: HDMI2
Other connections tested: HDMI1/DVI
Adapter in use: DVI - HDMI
Screen resolution: 1920X1080
Overscan issues: None in HDMI2
Underscan issues: None in HDMI2
Custom resolution software in use: None
Custom resolution settings: None
Special TV adjustments and/or settings: None
Audio connection: Optical mini jack to Toslink to A/V receiver
Extra notes: Harmony 1000 HDMI1/DVI didn't work with this mini, HDMI2 works fine
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2009 12:05 am    Post subject: Re: Mac HTPC TVDb Reply with quote

Mac: 2.0GHz Mac mini (early 2009)
TV: Samsung LN46A850
Screen size: 46"
Purchased at: hhgregg
Price paid: $1800
Connected to Mac with: HDMI
Other connections tested: None
Adapter in use: Monoprice Mini DisplayPort to HDMI
Screen resolution: 1920x1080
Overscan issues: None
Underscan issues: None
Custom resolution software in use: None
Custom resolution settings: None
Special TV adjustments and/or settings: None
Audio connection: Optical mini jack to Toslink to Yamaha A/V receiver
Extra notes: None
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2009 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mac: 2.0GHz Mac mini (early 2009)
TV: Samsung LN52B750
Screen size: 52"
Purchased at: Best Buy
Price paid: $2300
Connected to Mac with: HDMI
Other connections tested: VGA
Adapter in use: Monoprice Mini DisplayPort to HDMI
Screen resolution: 1920x1080
Overscan issues: None
Underscan issues: None
Custom resolution software in use: None
Custom resolution settings: None
Special TV adjustments and/or settings: None
Audio connection: Mac mini > Toslink > Sony receiver
Extra notes: A great TV. The price keeps falling too.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2009 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mac: 2.0GHz Mac mini (early 2009)
TV: Dynex DX-LCD32-09
Screen size: 32-inches
Purchased at: Best Buy
Price paid: $299 + tax
Connected to Mac with: HDMI
Other connections tested: None
Adapter in use: Monoprice Mini DisplayPort to HDMI
Screen resolution: 1360 x 768
Overscan issues: None
Underscan issues: None
Custom resolution software in use: None
Custom resolution settings: None
Special TV adjustments and/or settings: None
Audio connection: Using analog audio with PC connection on TV.
Extra notes: Cheap TV for the bedroom. Has a pretty poor HDTV tuner (some pixelization, even on high bandwidth QAM channels), however the HDMI input looks very clear, no issues with my Mini.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2009 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mac: 2.0GHz Mac mini (early 2009)
TV: Philips Cinema 21:9 - 56PFL9954H/12
Screen size: 56 inches
Purchased at: Raf
Price paid: EUR 4.000,-
Connected to Mac with: HDMI
Other connections tested: None
Adapter in use: mini DVi - HDMI
Screen resolution: 1920 x 1080
Overscan issues: None
Underscan issues: None
Custom resolution software in use: None *yet*
Custom resolution settings: None
Special TV adjustments and/or settings: None
Audio connection: mini-Toslink to Logitech z-5500 set
Extra notes: Soon to start experimenting with resolution sw to use the 21:9 resolution optimally
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2009 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mac: 2.0GHz Mac mini (early 2009)
TV: Sony KDL-52V5100
Screen size: 52-inches
Purchased at: Best Buy
Price paid: More than it costs now Sad
Connected to Mac with: HDMI
Other connections tested: None
Adapter in use: Monoprice Mini DisplayPort to HDMI
Screen resolution: 1920 x 1080
Overscan issues: None
Underscan issues: None
Custom resolution software in use: None
Custom resolution settings: None
Special TV adjustments and/or settings: None
Audio connection: Toslink to Sony STRDH700 receiver
Extra notes: It's a nice television, but I probably should have waited for the 240Hz models. The Sony KDL-52XBR9 is totally sweet for under $2400. I would assume that it works just as well with the Mac mini.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2009 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mac: 1.83 GHz Mac Mini
TV: Magnavox 32MF338B LCD TV
Screen size: 32"
Purchased at: Best Buy
Price paid: $349 ($389 w/ PA tax)
Connected to Mac with: VGA
Other connections tested: DVI-to-HDMI = results in "unsupported"
Adapter in use: Generic VGA cable
Screen resolution: 1360 x 768
Overscan issues: None
Underscan issues: None
Custom resolution software in use: None
Custom resolution settings: None
Special TV adjustments and/or settings: None
Audio connection: FireWire to Griffin Firewave to Logitech x-530 speakers for Mac, Mini's audio output to TV's 1/8 audio input for PC
Extra notes: Everything worked right out the box with my Mac and did not require any additional software for the Mac or fiddling with the TV
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2009 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mac: 2.0GHz Mac mini (early 2009) with 4GB and 500GB HDD
TV: Sharp Aquos LC46D85U
Screen size: 46"
Purchased at: Got as wedding gift from brothers and sisters
Price paid: Nothing, but it sells for around $1100 at Best Buy
Connected to Mac with: HDMI
Other connections tested: None
Adapter in use: Monoprice Mini DisplayPort to HDMI
Screen resolution: 1920 x 1080
Overscan issues: None
Underscan issues: None
Custom resolution software in use: None
Custom resolution settings: None
Special TV adjustments anor settings: The display mode needs to be set to "dot-to-dot"
Audio connection: Toslink to Kenwood receiver (can't even remember the model number)
Extra notes: This is a really nice 120Hz TV for the money. The built-in speakers are a little weak though.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2009 11:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mac: 1.83gHz Core (1) Duo
TV: JVC HD-ILA 1080p set (61FN97)
Screen size: 61-Inches
Purchased at: Spokane Discount (a refurb/clearance warehouse)
Price paid: ~$900ish
Connected to Mac with: VGA (fails, even at 640x480), DVI->HDMI (fails, cannot not have over or underscan)
Other connections tested: None
Adapter in use: DVI to HDMI
Screen resolution: 1080i, 720p, or 480p only.
Overscan issues: Yes, cannot fix, tried switchresx, displayconfigX and others
Underscan issues: Yes, cannot fix
Custom resolution software in use: None
Custom resolution settings: None (See sample)
Special TV adjustments and/or settings: None
Audio connection: Using analog audio with PC connection on TV.
Extra notes: Not sure if it is this TV or my Mac with Intel GMA950, but no amount of fiddling with switchresx produced a VISIBLE (much less usable) resolution that corrected my over/underscan issues.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2009 3:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mac: 2.26GHz Mac mini (early 2009) with 4GB and 500GB HDD
TV: Pioneer Kuro PRO-111FD Plasma
Screen size: 50"
Purchased at: Magnolia
Price paid: $3250
Connected to Mac with: HDMI
Other connections tested: None
Adapter in use: Monoprice Mini DisplayPort to HDMI
Screen resolution: 1920 x 1080
Overscan issues: None
Underscan issues: None
Custom resolution software in use: None
Custom resolution settings: None
Special TV adjustments and/or settings: The display mode needs to be set to "dot-to-dot"
Audio connection: Mini-Toslink to Denon AVR-890 receiver
Extra notes: None
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2009 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mac: 2.0GHz Mac mini (early 2009)
TV: Sony KDL-37L5000
Screen size: 37"
Purchased at: Newegg
Price paid: $660
Connected to Mac with: VGA
Other connections tested: None
Adapter in use: Mini DisplayPort to VGA adapter from Apple
Screen resolution: 1360 x 768
Overscan issues: None
Underscan issues: None
Custom resolution software in use: None
Custom resolution settings: None
Special TV adjustments and/or settings:
Audio connection: Toslink to Sony receiver and bookshelf speakers
Extra notes: Posted in the gallery here under Richard's Mac mini setup. I use this TV in our master bedroom for Hulu and Plex. I wanted something bigger, but it's the largest size that would fit into our armoire
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2009 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mac: 1.8GHz Mac mini (mid 2007)
TV: Sanyo PLV-Z4
Screen size: 72-inches
Purchased at: Visual Apex
Price paid: $1800
Connected to Mac with: HDMI
Other connections tested: VGA
Adapter in use: DVI to HDMI cable
Screen resolution: 1200 x 720
Overscan issues: None
Underscan issues: None
Custom resolution software in use: None
Custom resolution settings: None (See sample)
Special TV adjustments and/or settings: None
Audio connection: Digital Optical to Onkyo receiver
Extra notes: HDHomeRun tuner
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2009 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mac: 2.0GHz Mac mini
TV: Toshiba Regza
Screen size: 42-inches
Purchased at: Best Buy
Price paid: $1198 + tax
Connected to Mac with: see "adapter in use" below
Other connections tested:
Adapter in use: Kanex Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter
Screen resolution: 1080i
Overscan issues: none
Underscan issues: none
Custom resolution software in use: none
Custom resolution settings: none
Special TV adjustments and/or settings: none
Audio connection: Using analog audio with PC connection on TV.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mac: 2.0GHz 2 MHz RAM Mac mini
TV: Samsung HL67A750
Screen size: 67"
Purchased at: Conn's
Price paid: $1300
Connected to Mac with: HDMI
Other connections tested: none
Adapter in use: Monoprice DVI-D to HDMI adaptor
Screen resolution: 1920x1080
Overscan issues: None
Underscan issues: None
Custom resolution software in use: None
Custom resolution settings: None
Special TV adjustments and/or settings: None
Audio connection: Mac mini > Toslink > Yamaha receiver
Extra notes: Samsung is LED back-lit 1080p DLP. Wow!
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