Good optical cable for MBP? Other DVI-SVIDEO converter?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by odedia, Apr 17, 2006.

  1. odedia macrumors 6502a

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    Hi,

    can anyone recommend a cable to connect my MBP to my home stereo's optical input? I don't even know how to call this type of cable. I know it is similar to SPDIF, but I think SPDIF isn't necessarily related to optical output, just digital. I don't live in the U.S., and there are no apple stores around here, so i'd appriciate a well known manufacturing company. something like sony, panasonic etc.

    Also, is there a cheaper alternative for Apple's DVI to S-Video/Composite connector? They charge 43$ for it in Israel. I think it's just a ripoff considering it costs 19$/15pounds anywhere else.

    Thanks.

    P.S.: Don't laught but... where the heck is the delete key on my MBP?!?!?! can't find it! LOL

    Oded S.
     
  2. rob finch macrumors member

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    I use the cable from here on my Intel Mini, I highly recommend them. They also do the 3.5mm adaptor you need.
     
  3. matticus008 macrumors 68040

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    The delete key, as in the 'forward delete' that would be above the arrow keys on a normal keyboard? That would be Fn-Delete. If you can't find the physical delete key at all, what keyboard layout do you have (did you buy a US, French, etc. keyboard)?
     
  4. odedia thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Hi,

    I have a hebrew keyboard, but I'm pretty sure it's identical in layout to the U.S. keyboard. the keyboard is a macbook pro keyboard. i have no problem locating in on the regular imac keyboard. but here, there isn't a key with "delete" or "del" written on it.


    Edit: nevermind, i got it now. i have to press Fn-backspace. Wow, this is REALLY not intuitive...

    Thanks!

    Oded S.
     
  5. matticus008 macrumors 68040

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    Adding to the confusion is the fact that Apple calls both keys "Delete" (one forward and one backward [the one called backspace on PC keyboards]). Interesting that the Hebrew keyboard uses a "Backspace" label...
     
  6. odedia thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It does not use the "backspace" label, it's just how I call it from my PC days. :)
    This is my first mac. It rocks. :)
    Oded S.
     

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