Cheapest way to connect MBP to HDTV?

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  1. loft3 macrumors regular

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    Hi guys. I'm looking for the cheapest way to successfully connect my 2.2Ghz MBP to my LG HDTV. My tv has HDMI, DVI, and Composite inputs. I keep finding HDMI to DVI cables online, but:

    1. I've heard there are different types of DVI and I need to get the right one (not sure what the right one is).
    2. They are so freaking expensive! £59-159!!!

    Can I just got with a DVI to DVI cable? Or do I need HDMI to DVI? My reason for connecting it to my TV is so I can watch movies from my laptop on the TV.

    Any direct links to specific cables you recommend would really be appreciated.
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    You can go DVI to DVI, but remember, the sound is separate, so you'll need to run a second cable for that.
     
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  4. Schmoe0013 macrumors regular

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    true, but it's easier to get ripped off buying dvi-hdmi cables.
     
  5. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    True. But when you look around, you find the deals. Me, I normally just buy them from best buy or the like, convenience is sometimes more important than price to me.
     
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  8. Schmoe0013 macrumors regular

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    Not really going to notice too big of a difference if it's just the TV's left and right speakers

    If you want quality, invest in surround sound system~
     
  9. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    True, didn't think about it since I have a surround system always hooked up to my tv.
     
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    Wow.
     

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  11. jhamerphoto macrumors regular

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    It was too easy.
     
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    Yeah that'll do just fine. Didn't realise they were now so cheap on Amazon, I saw a DVI to HDMI adapter in some store at my girlfriends and it was £24.99 :eek:
     

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