Connecting MacBook Pro to TV with RCA

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by dws90, Jan 28, 2008.

  1. dws90 macrumors regular

    Jan 16, 2008
    I'd like to connect my MacBook Pro to my TV, which only takes RCA input.

    A few questions:
    1. What cables do I need? From what I could gather using the search function, I'll need mini-DVI -> VGA -> RCA. Is there a more direct route?
    2. Would this only do video, or is there a way I can play the sound through my MacBook's speakers?

  2. jdcrow711 macrumors regular

    Jan 27, 2008
    an easy way to do sound out to the tv is a headphone minijack to rca cable. i used one on an old dell and now on my ibook -- soon on my mba! that way you can run it into the tv or into a stereo instead of the laptop speakers.
  3. TheStu macrumors 65816

    Aug 20, 2006
    Carlisle, PA
    YOu get the MiniDVI-Video adapter, and run a composite cable from that to the TV. Then, get a 1/8"->Stereo RCA cable and run it from the headphone jack on the MacBook to the TV.
  4. gr8tfly macrumors 603


    Oct 29, 2006
    ~119W 34N
    You need the DVI->composite video adapter. It has both S-VIdeo and standard composite on RCA jack.

    For audio, you use your headphone jack and a mini-stereo to dual-RCA adapter cable.
  5. dws90 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 16, 2008
    That sounds simple enough. Thanks for the help!

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