Connecting MBP to TV ?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jadedxsyn, Dec 19, 2008.

  1. jadedxsyn macrumors member

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    I have a MBP that came with this wire - http://store.apple.com/us/product/M8754G/A?fnode=MTY1NDA3Ng&mco=MjE0ODQzNw

    I want to know what else I would need to be able to connect my laptop to a Toshiba TV. On the back of the TV there is a slot for PC connection but it looks just like the TV end of the cable I have - so there's way I can put it in.

    I'm very new to Mac so I figured I'd ask instead of messing BOTH my machines up, lol!

    Thanks!
     
  2. kylecib123 macrumors newbie

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    i believe that you are referring to a dvi input on the back of the tv, and yes you should be able to just plug it in.... you may need an extension though
     
  3. kylecib123 macrumors newbie

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    oh wait.. that's vga. well, same deal though. may need an extension but should just be able to plug it in
     
  4. mbleopard macrumors regular

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    I know that s-video gives a sharper image than the composite cables, but does HDMI give an even better picture than s-video?
     
  5. iVeBeenDrinkin' macrumors 65816

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    Umm, yes
     
  6. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    Yes it does. Stick with the DVI cable, which should work fine. (That is, assuming you have a DVI connector on your TV.)
     
  7. Shownarou macrumors regular

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    He's saying that he has a VGA port on his TV. Yes, you can use that adapter to connect it to your television. You'll need a VGA cable, you can pick one up at radioshack, wal-mart, etc. Then, you'll just plug your adapter into the macbook pro, and plug the VGA cable to each end. It'll do all of the work from there.
     
  8. jadedxsyn thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the help guys..

    I have another question:

    I have this - http://store.apple.com/us/product/M9267G/A - & I'll buy the other cable. My question is with the Apple cable - where do I plug it in? Neither sides will fit my TV - there's just no opening/outlet that looks like I can fit it in.

    Sorry for the confusion - I'm totally new at this :eek:
     

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