Connecting my MB to a TV

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by JSK1121, Dec 10, 2007.

  1. JSK1121 macrumors member

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    Hey all, I've seen some posts up on here about connecting a MB to a TV. I have an HDTV with HDMI connectivity, VGA, SVideo.

    What would be the best cords to buy to ensure best quality?

    Also, what's a good place to buy these cords?

    Thanks!
     
  2. ~J~ macrumors 6502

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    HDMI. Just keep in mind that since you are connecting to the DVI-out on your MB, you wont have sound going to the TV. Just something to be mindful of. But I do it all the time w/my MBP & 32" HD TV to see how video I'm editing looks full screen.
     
  3. JSK1121 thread starter macrumors member

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    I already have a sound cord, so that's not an issue.

    I'm going to be using this for a SlingBox that is not connected to an HD source, so will using a DVI to HDMI cord really make that much difference?
     
  4. GfulDedFan macrumors 65816

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    Of course you'll also need a Mini-DVI -to- DVI adapter from :apple: ($19)
     
  5. JSK1121 thread starter macrumors member

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    Is there anywhere else to get the cords, for cheaper perhaps????
     
  6. GfulDedFan macrumors 65816

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    The mini-DVI to DVI, no. This is an Apple product that usually doesn't go on sale.
    The DVI to HDMI has a wide variety of lengths and quality. The price range is about $10 to $2000 depending on what you want.
     
  7. JSK1121 thread starter macrumors member

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    How long is the $2000 one, like 50 miles?

    Where can I get one that's of high quality for a reasonable price. About 3 feet in length.
     
  8. GfulDedFan macrumors 65816

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    No just great quality. Actually, the quality goes down with length.

    Probably Best Buy or Circuit City or try searching the internet.
     
  9. jnc macrumors 68020

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    mini DVI-VGA will use the whole screen at a lower resolution, mini DVI - HDMI might not (DVI-HDMI on my Mac Mini didn't use up the whole screen, annoyingly)
     
  10. 0sX Le0p4rD macrumors member

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    Why aren't the connecters that come with MacBook's/MacBook Pro's longer?
     
  11. FrenchPB macrumors 6502

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    What is the resolution you get on your screen ? Where do you get black lines (top and bottom, or on the sides ?).

    Have you tried to adjust the parameters of your HDTV for this source ?
     

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