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wrinkster22
Oct 29, 2011, 09:09 PM
First let me just say Sorry if this is in the wrong thread.
I have a thunderbolt macbook air and wanted to connect it to my tv. The obvious solution is to get a min DP to hdmi but my older tv only has a composite connection.
I was told from when I was trying to figure out the best way to connect my iPod to my tv that adapters connected to adapters (i.e. 30 pin to hdmi > hdmi to composite) were not an ideal solution.
I know to some composite is horrible but honestly in my opinion it is fine.
So if anyone could figure out a solution to connecting my thunderbolt equipped mac to an older tv and provide links, it would be appreciated!
bonus: giving the links to the stuff on DX!
Thanks in advance.



simsaladimbamba
Oct 29, 2011, 09:15 PM
What is "DX"?

Anyway, you get an MDP to VGA adapter and then get a VGA to Composite adapter/converter.

How to: Connect a MacBook, MacBook Air, or MacBook Pro to a TV (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=792106)
Most common video interfaces on external computer displays and TVs

Common video interfaces on Macs and the appropriate adapters to connect to other display devices

Most common audio interfaces on external computer displays, TVs and the Mac

Intell
Oct 29, 2011, 09:16 PM
Modern Macs cannot output to composite, yellow, video. They just cannot generate the correct signal. You need a converter, not an adapter.

wrinkster22
Oct 29, 2011, 10:18 PM
What is "DX"?

Anyway, you get an MDP to VGA adapter and then get a VGA to Composite adapter/converter.

How to: Connect a MacBook, MacBook Air, or MacBook Pro to a TV (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=792106)
Most common video interfaces on external computer displays and TVs

Common video interfaces on Macs and the appropriate adapters to connect to other display devices

Most common audio interfaces on external computer displays, TVs and the Mac


Thanks for the links.. they are in affect useless because of my stupid old tv
:(
BTW DX is short for deal extreme, a website that sells fake electronics.


Modern Macs cannot output to composite, yellow, video. They just cannot generate the correct signal. You need a converter, not an adapter.
How much is a converter? Where could i get one?