Do I need a DVI adaptor for macbook Pro?

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  1. nicolanicola macrumors member

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    I want to connect my mac to my HDTV via HDMI. Now I have a DVI socket a mini one, but my friend says I need an adaptor of some sort as well as a cable. So here are my questions.

    1. Do I need said adaptor or can I just buy a DVI to HDMI cable and connect directly to my TV?
    2. Does it have to be a specific cable for mac or can I buy any HDMI to DVI cable?

    PLease answer if you can as I have one hour to order for delivery tomorrow!!

    Thanks!
     
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

    BlueRevolution

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    Yes.

    No.

    :D


    Yes, you need the adapter, no, you don't need a Mac-specific cable.
     
  3. Yamcha macrumors 68000

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    Don't get a Apple Cable, they are way overpriced, I bought a Dynex mini-dvi to vga adapter for $15.99, while the apple one was priced @ $52.99!!
     
  4. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

    BlueRevolution

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    Where? :eek: I paid something like $22 for mine.
     
  5. Yamcha macrumors 68000

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    Futureshop.com
     
  6. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

    BlueRevolution

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    I was actually referring to the Apple adapter. I can't imagine who would change you $53 for that. I mean, sure Apple accessories are overpriced junk, but...
     

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