conncecting to tv

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by jennifergorman, Mar 16, 2011.

  1. jennifergorman macrumors newbie

    Mar 16, 2011
    Hello All, I am trying to connect my macbook early 2009 to my tv via S-Video. If the apple cable is not compatible are there others out there that are? Can I connect through my dvd player? Are there cables like the ones that have the three wires with red yellow and a white tip? How will I get sound?

    On the back of the DVD player is a green port with Y above it then a blue port with a Pb/Cb above it, next to a red one with Pr/Cr above it. Does this mean anything to you? it has two audio out ports under it with an orange "COAXIAL" digital out also. Help? :)
  2. movieboy23 macrumors regular

    Jun 3, 2007
    What you're describing are the component inputs on the DVD player. However, I'm not familiar with any adapter for the MB that output to component video. I know the Apple adapter should be compatible. But if you say it isn't you can try a different way.

    How old is your TV? What kind of inputs does it have? Check to see if it has a VGA input. If so, you can just buy a mini-DVI to VGA adapter at any major electronics dealer (Apple Store, Best Buy, etc.) along with a VGA to VGA cable and you'll be good to go.

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