connecting unibody macbook pro to old tv

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  1. zunairryk macrumors regular

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    so i have an old 27" sony wega tv. It only has s-video and component ports. So how do i connect my macbook pro to tv? will something like minidisplay to vga>vga to s-video will work?

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    it doesnt hv micro-dvi port either :(, all it has is mini-display port. Is there any mini-display > video adapter ?
     
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    this is the missing adaptor, the adaptor left in the twilit zone, the bold move wold be to buy both the mini to dvi and then the dvi to compost svideo but this is a very expensive move something i wold not recommend.
     
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    thanks so much i really appreciate for the help. But ill still have to buy mini-display > vga + that adapter.

    Isnt it cheaper, if i get mini-display> vga (or dvi), and then vga (or dvi) >video adapter from apple? that will work too right? And also ill have peace of mind that im getting something from apple, so it will work with their laptops for sure.
     
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    GrandTec PC to Video EZ
    US$33.99+ Shipping against

    mac adaptors

    Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter
    US$29.00

    Apple DVI to Video Adapter
    US$$19.00

    Total:US$48.00+ Shipping

    and this works via USB so no daisy chain
     
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    its not mac made but mac is not thinking about you rite now so and I don't think that this kind of ting is something to honestly worry about its a converter like going to the 0.99 store and buying a RCA to Mini Jack converter.
     
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    I have to buy mini-display>vga , if i go with GrandTec PC to Video EZ.

    so lets say if i buy GrandTec PC to Video EZ, its $34 + mini-display>vga $29 = $63

    if i buy mini-display>vga $29 + vga > video adapter (Frm apple) $19 = $48

    or am i missing something?:confused:
     
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    GrandTec PC to Video EZ connects directly to the usb port :rolleyes:
     
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    yes, but it also requires vga input, just like u showed me in pic.

     
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    you know what i just noticed that the usb is just for AC it is more expensive to buy this

    then yea it is better to buy the mac adapters
     
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    crap there just no way around it man and i red a couple of forums for this I am probably reading to fast:p
     
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    oh :(, where did u get that pic from though? it shows GrandTec PC to Video EZ is connected to macbook, and component cable is also connected to something else (im assuming tv), so it must be working ....
     
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    yea but it was just that pick can't see the TV, it also has s-video but the photo doesn't have the cable i saw the s-video on another photo in the site linked above
     
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    it works just fine, but the fact that you also have to buy a $29 converter makes it not that useful.
     
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    yea :( Apple really should have included mini-display > vga (and dvi) adapters with the laptop :(
     
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