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    gadget people...

    so... I'm looking for something & I don't know if it exists. Anyone know of a gadget that can display a photo slideshow on a HDTV at a full 1080p res? I'm not looking for a full-bore media center pc, but rather something portable like this w/ a HDMI or component video output. All I need it for is a somewhat eloquent presentation of photos on a big TV. I don't care if it has a hard disk inside or if it uses removable flash memory.

    This is the closest thing I've found so far... but something more portable would be ideal.

    Thanks

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    Senior Member Broknwing's Avatar
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    Stupid question, but I'm assuming you can't take your mac laptop with you right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Broknwing
    Stupid question, but I'm assuming you can't take your mac laptop with you right?
    well, I could, but it's an old (circa '02) powerbook G4 w/ a dead LCD (works w/ an extra monitor fine; yes, it's ghetto). my "real" mac (powermac G5) isn't portable. I'm just thinking something smaller & lighter... like an ipod... but w/ support for 1080p output.

    Quote Originally Posted by metronycguy
    interesting... haven't seen that. thanks. looks like it's primarily for video & I don't see specs on the photo output, but will dig around their site & forums a little more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Pruett
    well, I could, but it's an old (circa '02) powerbook G4 w/ a dead LCD (works w/ an extra monitor fine; yes, it's ghetto). my "real" mac (powermac G5) isn't portable. I'm just thinking something smaller & lighter... like an ipod... but w/ support for 1080p output.
    Like I have room to talk about ghetto...I've told you 'bout the falls mine's taken and how I have to have the power connector in just the "right" spot to charge/power it....LOL...and it's only 3yrs old next month....One reason I REALLY like what they did with the new magnetic connectors....AHHHH....I can dream about my next one, right? Nonetheless...yeah, your's would be tough to take portable w/the dead LCD...HMMM...well...off the top of my head I don't know of anything, but I'll keep an eye out and ask a couple techie people I know, see if they know of anything...
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    thanks

    haha my power connector is the same way. the magnetic ones are pimp though.

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    no problem, anytime

    aren't they? I wish we could retrofit ours...that would SOOOOO ROCK! a new computer w/the magnetic connector is on my wish list....BUT a reliable vehicle(ie:Honda Element) is higher on the necesity list...details, minor details....
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    how about the archos line, tney are a ipod size dvr and video player
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    yeah, the Archos TV+ might do it, but again, is more video oriented.

    I should just get a Mac Mini & a DVI-HDMI conversion cable. Front Row does what I need. Maybe this rumored subnotebook of theirs will have something cool too.

    This isn't an immediate need, so I'll keep doing research on it.

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    hmm... this could be a potential winner for $199 providing I could find a way to get 1080p video output...

    http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-9847365-7.html

    http://www.engadget.com/2008/01/08/s...barebones-kit/



    not really as portable as I initially asked, but dirt cheap, decent asthetics, & could fit in a bag if needed.

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