Hooking macbook pro to tv...

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Jaqen, Dec 10, 2006.

  1. Jaqen macrumors member

    Nov 18, 2006
    I have a new macbook pro and want to hook it up to my tv for a second monitor or whatever. Anyways, I have no clue what cables I needs. My brother has a s-video port on his powerbook and uses that just fine but I have a dvi (or mini-dvi? whatever...). Been looking around but can't find a connector that converts it to r/y/g to hook it to my tv (old tv, so don't have any of those high-def connections).

    I've been looking around and the closest I can find is this:

    But that's only for hdtv I believe.

  2. Makosuke macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2001
    The Cool Part of CA, USA
    What you need is the "Apple DVI to Video Adapter". Links direct to the Apple store don't work well, but do a search on that name and it should come right up; runs about $20.

    Plugs into the full-size DVI port on your MBP on one end, then has kind of a chunky box with a yellow "RCA" style video out as well as an SVideo out, if you want. I've got one in my travel bag right now so I can watch video from my MBP on a hotel TV.

    Remember that if you want sound out you're also going to need to get an minipug-RCA adapter for the sound output; they sell those at any Radio Shack, and you can almost certainly find one in most "drug" stores, too--Walgreens, Rite Aid, Longs, KMart, etc.

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