What will I need...

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Shadow, Dec 25, 2006.

  1. Shadow macrumors 68000

    Shadow

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    ...to use my MacBook on my new telly? Tis a Samsung HD with HDMI. I know I need the Apple Mini-DVI to DVI Adapter, and then I was thinking of this cable. Basically I need to know if the Apple Mini-DVI to DVI Adapter is DVI-D/DVI-I; Single or Dual Link. By the looks of it its DVI-D Dual Link, but I want to make sure.

    Thanks people!
     
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Well, the MacBook is single-link only. I have a feeling that the adapter only does DVI-D, because there have been some people who've trieed to use an analog signal out of one and not been successful...
     
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  4. Shadow thread starter macrumors 68000

    Shadow

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    Yeah the MacBook is single link, but the adapter (looks like) it's dual. Look closely and its dual-link. Identify dual and single link.
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    Will this effect the ability to use my MacBook on the telly?

    EDIT: Thanks, diametric! You have cleared up my problem, and my proposed setup will work! Cheers.
     
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    To use my mac on my SD telly, I just use a Apple video adapter, however, if you want to take the HD route thingy, the mini-dvi to dvi (the apple one) and then connect it to the cable you want to use to connect it up to your tv.

    I found this, "Apple's DVI adapter is DVI-D--not that there's any mention of this on the packaging or in the product's description online. And why is that a problem? Apple's the only company that makes mini-DVI adapters."

    So, no, the cable is only DVI-D.

    EDIT:

    Scratch all that: No worries ChrisG.
     

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