Connecting Macbook to TV

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by jkl123, Oct 11, 2010.

  1. jkl123 macrumors newbie

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    I'm trying to connect my Macbook (white, purchased in early 2009) to my TV. I have the composite (red, white, yellow) cable plugged into my TV on one end. On the other end, the yellow is plugged into apple's mini DVI to video adapter which is plugged into my Macbook, and the red and white are plugged into an adapter that is plugged into my headphone jack. Audio is working through the TV, but video is not. Any advice?
     
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  3. einmusiker macrumors 68030

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    I dont think you can use composite cables for video (correct me if I'm wrong?) try using a dvi adaptor or better yet get an hdmi to mini-dvi cable for your video
     
  4. Resist macrumors 68030

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    Why not? The yellow composite cable is specifically for video. Show be no different than any other device that can send video through that input, like an iPhone or older video camera.
     
  5. raysfan81 macrumors 6502a

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    I think that DVI uses a different signal then composite cables which I always heard to be used with VGA. I know HDMI works with DVI though. Someone can correct me if I'm wrong.
     
  6. Resist macrumors 68030

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    Okay, then that would make sense.
     

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