Connecting Macbook to HDTV for DVD Viewing

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by alwaysinwaves, Nov 24, 2009.

  1. alwaysinwaves macrumors newbie

    Nov 24, 2009
    I have been trying to find out what cables I need in order to connect my Macbook with my HDTV so I can watch DVDs and video streams. Can anyone help please? It's a new TV with lots of connections but I don't know exactly what all the connections are besides the HDMI stuff. Thanks!
  2. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603


    Apr 29, 2005
    San Francisco
    Depends on the type of Macbook you have. If it's one of the older Macbooks then you need a Mini-DVI to HDMI adapter and an HDMI cable for video, then a Line-out stereo cable for audio.

    If it's a very new Macbook then you need the Mini-Display to HDMI adapter and an HDMI cable.
  3. ClassicII macrumors 6502


    Sep 21, 2009
    Chicago, IL
    You can also use optical audio out to your receiver.
  4. oculus42 macrumors 6502

    Dec 9, 2002
    Note that if you buy an adapter, most of them will not push sound across the HDMI connection, just video. If you want sound & video, Kanex offers some solutions. Choose between USB Audio and digital optical audio.

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