Connect Macbook to TV?

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  1. Sir SpemzR macrumors 6502

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    If i am correct all i need is one of these,

    mini dvi to vga adapters
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    to connecto to

    monitor replacement cable
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    also for a wireless mouse/keyboard setup for my black macbook (V.1)
    can i only use apple mouses and keyboards? or can i get like a logitech setup?
     
  2. McGiord macrumors 601

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    If you TV has an input that works with that monitor cable-> Yes.
    There are also other cables that can be used with the right adapter and cables = TV input.
    For mouse and keyoard I believe that any USB or bluetooth will work.
     
  3. ~Wibble~ macrumors member

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    i use a Dvi to Hdmi, because im cheap and i use a 27" HDTV as another monitor instead of an apple monitor. works great

    ~wibble
     
  4. Sir SpemzR thread starter macrumors 6502

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    well i own an olevia 42 inch hdtv
    and it has hdmi and vga inputs...
    so i should use hdmi over vga?
     
  5. Vendo macrumors newbie

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    Although one is analog and one is digital, the quality would be exactly the same when used as a monitor.

    Just go with the port you are happy using. If you never use the VGA port, go with that as any DVD, Blu-Ray, or game system might use the HDMI ports. If everything else is the same, go with the cheaper one.
     
  6. michael.lauden macrumors 68020

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    i had the same question when i was getting a monitor that had both HDMI and VGA.

    i went with the mini display port-VGA adaptor from Apple and haven't had any problems. i also had read some people experience color issues. and more widely HDMI not displaying colors to their 'true' color
     
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  8. qacjared macrumors regular

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    That's Mini-Dvi. It's a DVI port that apple took and changed how it looks and where the wires are and therefore needs an adapter but is on the inside the disfigured twin of a dvi port.
     
  9. Macrovertigo macrumors member

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    pardon my intrusion, but ...

    I am reading as much as possible to be ready for my new Mac Pro which should be delivered tomorrow, and I have to ask to be clear, can I actually connect my new MP to my one year old Samsung flat screen tv to use it as a monitor? (wow:eek:) the dvi to vga adapter (yes, I am using the old envision monitor) has already arrived, can I use that to hook up the samsung tv as a monitor?
     
  10. x86isslow macrumors 6502a

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    I'd imagine Mac Pro would need a MiniDisplayPort to HDMI cable.
    http://www.monoprice.com/products/p...=10428&cs_id=1042802&p_id=5311&seq=1&format=2
     
  11. Macrovertigo macrumors member

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  12. Sir SpemzR thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So I'm fine with a Mini DVI to VGA adpater, correct?
     

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