Connecting Macbook to HDTV for DVD Viewing

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

  1. alwaysinwaves macrumors newbie

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    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

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    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

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    You can also use optical audio out to your receiver.
     
  4. oculus42 macrumors 6502

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    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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