Connecting my Macbook to my tv

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by 2001ChevyZ71, May 22, 2011.

  1. 2001ChevyZ71, May 22, 2011
    Last edited: May 22, 2011

    2001ChevyZ71 macrumors member

    Aug 9, 2010
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    How to: Connect a MacBook, MacBook Air, or MacBook Pro to a TV

    But if you have an MBP with a DVI out, that cable will work to get a picture on your TV.
    For audio you need separate cables, but the guide I linked explains it very well.

    Btw, your thread titles is having a stroke ("tc").
    To edit your thread title, just click on the [​IMG] button on the bottom right of your original post and then click the "Go Advanced" button below your message.
  3. angemon89 macrumors 68000


    Feb 5, 2008
    The place where Apple designs stuff
  4. AdrianK macrumors 68020

    Feb 19, 2011
    Newer meaning 2010 onwards :)
  5. renx77 macrumors newbie

    May 22, 2011
    Yo. Word of advice!

    I hooked up my macbook pro to a 26" Samsung LCD TV, using a DVI>HDMI cable. The resolution looked like total crap. I tried a lot of things, a res app called DisplayconfigX, messing about with my TV settings, MBP settings, not much changed. Effectively I couldn't get the required 1370x768 resolution with that cable.

    I then tried a DVI to VGA cable, using an adapter on the way, and the picture was perfect, automatically adjusted the res to 1370x768, allowed me to access "PC mode" on the Samsung TV, and was overall a lot less hassle.

    This was all on 10.4.11.
  6. Icy1007 macrumors 65816


    Feb 26, 2011
    Cleveland, OH
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    Using an HDMI cable usually doesn't allow you to use the PC mode if a TV has one. The TV sees it as just another device and expects one of the standard TV resolutions, eg. 720p, 1080p, of which 1370x768 is not.
  7. 2001ChevyZ71 thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 9, 2010
  8. 2001ChevyZ71 thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 9, 2010
    can anyone please confirm my previous statement, i dont want to order the wrong item.
  9. dagamer34 macrumors 65816


    May 1, 2007
    Houston, TX
    If you have a laptop that was bought new after April 2010, you could even use this one:
  10. 2001ChevyZ71 thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 9, 2010

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