Originally Posted by jr07
I`m a Mac user and have two of them, an Imac and a Mac Book Pro
I dont want to buy and Apple Tv,
If I purchase an HD movie or series on iTunes, how do I watch it on my Home theater?
I have a 58 panasonic plasma, harman khardon amp
Can it be done? Will it see/hear in HD?
You should be able to hook up your laptop or your iMac depending on what version to your TV using a DVI to DVI or a DVI to HDMI cable. Loading up the HD video in iTunes or Frontrow you should be able to watch HD just fine. As for the audio the HD encodes carry both an AC-3 track as well as an AAC stereo track. When playing on a Mac their doesn't appear to be anyway to get the AC-3 track out of the digital audio out, only the stereo track is played. DVD Player on the Mac has the option to pipe the AC-3 out the digital audio port, so hopefully one day it will be possible.
As for the AppleTV I have several of them and they really do make streaming HD content from your Mac or PC to your HD TV dirt simple.