Connecting MacBook Pro to TV with RCA

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

  1. dws90 macrumors regular

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    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?

    Thanks.
     
  2. jdcrow711 macrumors regular

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    That sounds simple enough. Thanks for the help!
     

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