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Old 05-19-2010, 06:00 PM
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Default MacBook Upgrade Includes HDMI Bonus

<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/10/05/18/revised_2010_macbook_now_supports_hdmi_with_audio_output.html' target='_blank'>http://www.appleinsider.com/article...dio_output.html</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"Apple's updated entry level white MacBook now supports audio and video output via its Mini DisplayPort, enabling users to drive an HDMI HDTV using a single cable or adapter."</em></p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/at/auto/1274280855.usr105634.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #d2d2bb;" /></p><p>This brings it even with the MacBook Pros so now you can hook a MacBook up to your TV via HDMI and get both sound and picture without having to have a separate audio cable.&nbsp;</p>
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Old 05-19-2010, 06:37 PM
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I think it's pretty ridiculous that my three year old Dell XPS M1330 has an HDMI port - and yes, I've connected it to an HDTV many times - but until this newest Macbook, you couldn't do video + audio over a DisplayPort converted to HDMI. Weird. What does Apple have against HDMI? They don't make HDTVs, so they don't want you connected your Macbook to them? Silly.
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Old 05-19-2010, 10:40 PM
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HDMI requires royalty payments; DisplayPort is royalty free. Perhaps it is that.
 
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Old 05-19-2010, 10:41 PM
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HDMI requires royalty payments; DisplayPort is royalty free. Perhaps it is that.
Indeed, that could be it - I have a hunch Apple would hate sharing any of their profits. I just don't get some of the things that Macbooks were missing; memory cards aren't exactly unknown. Seems like it's only recently that they've gotten the message by adding an SD card slot.
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