MacBook Pro 17" Review (Early Santa Rosa, 4GB, 160GB 7200rpm, Hi-Res Display)

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  1. circa86

    circa86 Notebook Virtuoso NBR Reviewer

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    you definitely need a line-out cable as well the DVI port will not put out any audio.
     
  2. sulkorp

    sulkorp Notebook Deity

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    Well yea, hes right and circa is right if you just want to connect the MBP to a HDTV, you just need a DVI-HDMI. But that will work just for video.

    If you want audio, you can either
    - get 3.5mm to RCA (the red and white plugs)
    - 3.5mm to 3.5mm if you amp or TV accepts 3.5mm inputs
    - or one of the optical cables so you get digital audio.

    3.5mm is just the name of the connector on the end of headphones, speakers,etc so its nothing fancy.
     
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    talin Notebook Prophet

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    I haven't checked this thread in awhile, so I don't know if this was mentioned already. But it just occured to me, that maybe this review wasn't used on the front page, simply because it's an older model.
    Either way, it's a very good review though!
    Already repped the reviewer. ;)
     
  4. dit_xi

    dit_xi Notebook Evangelist

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    I told the Apple "genius" that the DVI-HDMI adapter will not put out any audio, but the guy insisted that no audio cables are needed and that only the adapter would suffice. Some genius!
     
  5. Xirurg

    Xirurg ORLY???

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    Circa,if it is not too difficult,can u post more pictures of your screen?
     
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    wywern209 NBR Dark Knight

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    i thought that the 2.4 has only 3 mb of cache and htat u can only get the 17 in with a 2.5 or 2.6 ghz proccesor.
     
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    circa86 Notebook Virtuoso NBR Reviewer

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    that is true on the model that is currently available, but not the one I own.
     
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    jjahshik32 Notebook Deity

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    with all the nvidia 8xxx series being defective.. I just recently sold my mbp and I'm so glad I dodged a huge bullet!
     
  9. circa86

    circa86 Notebook Virtuoso NBR Reviewer

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    uh huh. . .

    the 8600gt in my MBP is anything but defective, that is completely inaccurate and just irresponsible to say as absolute truth, or even news at all, "news" on the internet easily gets blown entirely out of proportion.

    if I ever have a problem with the GPU in my machine, I highly doubt I would ever have a problem getting it fixed or replaced, and I will doubt I will even see a problem within the lifespan of the notebook.

    dodged a bullet? more like took a exaggerated bit of "news" entirely out of proportion, and sold an excellent computer.
     
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    Arquis Kojima Worshiper

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    To be fair, stating that it isn't defective as truth is also speculation. Right now everything is pointing to a large majority, if not all 8600s being defective, and I think that if he sold it for this reason then it was a good one. A better safe than sorry situation, really. I have never had a problem with my GPU either, but if what's being reported is true, then this defect would really start popping up later in the notebooks life, not right away.
     
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