MacBook (2008 model) to HDMI

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by davidinva, Nov 23, 2010.

  1. macrumors 6502a

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    After searching and posting on here, I find that my 2008 MacBook will support HDMI video-only and not sound. My MB works with my Panasonic HDTV through VGA ok and I will have to have a separate audio cable. Does it make much difference in picture quality? (HDMI vs. VGA). I need about 20' foot of video and audio cable to use in order to not move my MB from its Internet connection. (My tv is not wi-fi enabled.)

    Summary:

    HDMI cable plus separate audio cable?
    or
    VGA cable plus separate audio cable?
    or
    HDMI or VGA cable and use my existing external computer speakers for sound?
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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    HDMI will be better quality and it is probably cheaper to get a 20 foot HDMI cable rather than 20 foot VGA.

    check monoprice.com
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    HDMI to MacBook

    Thanks. That's what my local Mac (not an Apple Store) dealer told me about the picture on the tv. After I get a connector, I'll try it with the HDMI cable on the tv set before purchasing one. If that works, I'll try it with my external speakers before buying a separate audio cable. I ordered a connector from the local BB that is supposed to fit my MacBook. If so, I may be in business. Otherwise, back to the VGA.
     
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