Best MacBook HDTV solution

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by biggyv, Nov 7, 2008.

  1. biggyv macrumors newbie

    Nov 7, 2008
    I'm new to Macs, so forgive me if this has been answered (didn't see a definitive answer on the forums.)

    I'm basically looking to connect my MacBook to my LCD HDTV, primarily because Netflix is now beta testing its streaming software for Macs. I have inputs for both VGA and HDMI on my TV.

    I know I'll need a mini-DVI adapter to go to either input, for starters. I guess my question is, which solution is ideal? (Let me know if I'm missing any:)

    Mini-DVI=>DVI, then connecting to HDMI?
    Mini-DVI=>VGA, then using a VGA extension?

    And would I then need a separate solution for audio?

    (I have an Olevia 37" 1080i LCD.)

    Again, I'm a newbie, so forgive me if any of these should be obvious. Thanks.
  2. zachsilvey macrumors 6502

    Feb 5, 2008
    Battle Ground
    The dvi to hdmi would be a better solution. DVI has a much higher bandwidth which means you can use higher resolutions. Although hdmi can carry audio because you are going from dvi to hdmi there won't be any audio. You can use either the headphone jack->rca or toslink if your tv supports it.
  3. biggyv thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 7, 2008
    Thanks. So is there no single solution for both audio and video? And would I need some sort of adapter if I were going to go with toslink audio cables?

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