Connect powerbook to non-hd tv.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ggulliver, May 4, 2012.

  1. ggulliver macrumors member

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    I'm not sure what cables I need to connect a current model MacbookPro to an ageing non-HD tv (so's I can view some mp4 video files).

    I've read a variety of seemingly conflicting info about digital and analog signals and whether some adapters or Macbooks may not support audio through the mini display port.

    I thought that if I buy a mini-dp to hdmi adapter I can then then use the hdmi to RCA cable from our Panasonic Digital videocam. But I've read that I instead might need a mini-dp to vga adapter and vga to rca cable.

    The tv also has a s-vhs input, which apparently offers a slight improvement in quality, so I'm wondering if that's a better option.

    And, with these, is the sound carried or do I need to connnect the headphone sockets on the Macbook and tv?
     
  2. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    You might want to change the title, you are talking about a Late 2011 MBP? Try this:

    http://www.amazon.com/DisplayPort-ThunderBolt-Composite-S-Video-Converter/dp/B006G71C44
     
  3. ggulliver thread starter macrumors member

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