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Hey all,

recently tried connecting my macbook pro via belkin DVI to HDMI - looks okay,

but i'm wondering if there are ways to improve picture quality.

So far I've projected a few .avi files with the VLC player and they are looking pretty low res on my screen.
- they look good on the computer screen though... is it just a consequence of blowing up the image??

my understanding of the way a HD66 works is that the image is diplayed on a translucent surface and thrown to the screen, and that translucent surface is much smaller than my laptop screen....
so why does the projected image look (relatively) poor.

Any display settings or VLC player settings to help this problem??


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I've never owned a projector, but what I would do is make sure you're connecting to it at its native res, which is 1280 x 720 I think. Then, instead of playing back some random downloaded standard def .avi, test it out with some 720p material that you know is good--rip a bluray, then use Handbrake to create a great quality 720p file. Then test with that.

And don't be afraid to use something other than VLC, around here very few of us use VLC as a main player--it's really a kitchen-sink, last resort player.

Depending on which MBP you have, your built-in display might be better than 720p, my really old Macbook is 1280 x 800, but generally, yes, the more you blow something up the higher res that file needs to be to begin with otherwise it will look worse than on a smaller display.
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