connecting macbook to other monnitors ???

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by poohat1000, Dec 28, 2006.

  1. poohat1000 macrumors 6502

    poohat1000

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    hi, how and what do i need to acheive this? Is there a simple cable i can pick up from the apple store?

    I have a cinema display that i would like to connect to my macbook when watching films...

    even better would be the ability to plug into a television... i know past ibooks had this feature as my teacher would often use his to do it...


    just no idea about what i need on the hardware/software side of things...

    many thanks

    poohat
     
  2. rohitp macrumors regular

    rohitp

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    I belive you need a mini-DVI to DVI cable. You should be able to buy this a the Apple store, online, or at a computer store.
     
  3. Excursions macrumors member

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    Yes you need the mini-DVI to DVI adapter to connect to the monitor and depending on the inputs on the tv a number of different cables. If it is an HDTV it will probably have an hdmi input and you can buy a HDMI to DVI cable to hook it up.
     
  4. Craigy Boy macrumors member

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    Is DVI a lot better than VGA? Will I notice a lot of difference or not? Got a HDMI port on my LCD so most likely going to use that.
     
  5. Aniej macrumors 68000

    Aniej

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    yes dvi is night and day compared to vga on a nice screen.
     

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