Connecting my Macbook Pro to a LCD HDTV

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Dreamer2go, Oct 5, 2007.

  1. Dreamer2go macrumors 6502a

    Jun 23, 2007
    Hello. I searched a bit, and I noticed you need to buy DVI to HDMI adapter or DVI to Video adapter in order for my MBP to connect to my new LCD HDTV.

    I was thinking about a DVI to HDMI cable....what are the benefits of that? Does it display higher quality images than DVI to Video adapter?

    If my TV is a HDTV, will a third party DVI to HDMI adapter work? Such as these: to hdmi&origkw=dvi to HDMI&sr=1
    In general, which is the best option for me? Any recommendations?

    Finally, I was wondering how you connect the audio from Macbook Pro to the TV...what do I need to buy?

    Your answers are greatly appreciated.
  2. mykq32 macrumors newbie

    Sep 6, 2007
    Get a dvi-hdmi and you will also need a standard audio cable. Check out monoprice for good quality and cheap products.
  3. appie57 macrumors 6502


    Oct 27, 2006

    Works perfectly with DVI-HDMI cable. Audio cable needs to be at one end the one-pin type that fits into the headphone exit and the other end 2 standard RCA plugs. (DVI does not transport audio, only video). Some twaeking of the resolution may be necessary (e.g. overscan on/off).
  4. Not-a-cliche macrumors regular

    Sep 24, 2007
    DVI to Video doesn't do HD, so get DVI to HDMI. DVI doesn't do audio so you'll also need to connect that with another cable.

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