Connecting my Macbook Pro to My older TV

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by mctone2, Sep 12, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Hey Hopefully someone can help me out. I have the newest Macbook Pro but my roommates and I have an older TV in our house. The TV has components inputs as well as S video but no HDMI. I bought a mini displayport to VGA for my computer then attached that to a VGA S video cord which then connected to a S video cable into TV. I am unable to get a picture on the TV. Do you have to turn on display option or is it to many connections? Please Help!
     
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  3. macrumors 68020

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    if it's just a cord, it won't work.
    It needs to be a box, with a power adapter. the signal you need isn't in a standard VGA connection, so you need something to convert the signal.

    from http://www.amazon.com/TV-out-VGA-S-Video-Cable-Adapter/dp/B000P3UB24
     

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