Buying a TV to play PS3/hook up MacBook

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Andy348, Sep 15, 2010.

  1. Andy348 macrumors 6502

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    A friend of mine decided that he's going to get a new TV through air miles points. He wants something around 52" that he can play his PS3 on in HD as well as hook up his new MacBook Pro. I'm guessing the best way of doing this is through a TVs VGA.

    There are only four options on the site:

    https://www.airmiles.ca/arrow/Reward..._50+po+et+plus

    He's pretty much leaning towards the Sharp LED 52".

    Would that be the best bet? There isn't really a "point" range, but as cheap as possible obviously.

    Thanks a lot.
     
  2. Dr McKay macrumors 68040

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    No, they currently come with Mini Display Port, but there are MDP to HDMI adapters, the 2010 MB(P)s even carry sound via HDMI.
     
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    Every computer ive seen since Crusty Windows XP can carry sound via HDMI, its why I recommend it.
     
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    I should have worded that better: 2010 MB(P)s are able to transfer video and sound via the Mini DisplayPort, thus an appropriate adapter from MDP to HDMI can transfer audio via one cable. MB(P)s from before 2010 can only transfer video via MDP, thus an extra cable is needed to be plugged into the audio out of the MB(P).
     
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    Ahhh sorry yes I missunderstood, That does sound like a good alternative, I connect my Packard Bell laptop to my HDTV for a second monitor sometimes to watch movies or play music, and the HDMI cable is so handy to have, 1 cable for all.
     

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