DVI - VGA Macbook Pro

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Sam*, Oct 1, 2008.

  1. Sam* macrumors regular

    Sam*

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    Right I didn't even realize this cable came with it, but anyway I found it recently

    Now... I'm probably being a bit stupid but the thing is about 20cm long, how is this suppose to connect to my TV?

    Do I need another cable? I tried searching the internet as you do but It all just confused me

    If anyone can explain how and what I need to connect the Macbook Pro to my TV it would be very much appreciated

    Thanks!
     
  2. viggen61 macrumors 6502

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    Firstly, what kid of input(s) do you have on your TV ?

    If you have HDMI or DVI, those are preferable to use to connect your MacBook Pro over VGA.

    If your TV has HDMI and no DVI, you need an DVI-HDMI cable, and don't use the DVI-VGA cable.

    If it has DVI input, you use a DVI-DVI cable, and don't use the DVI-VGA cable.

    If your TV has VGA input, you use the DVI-VGA cable AND a VGA-VGA cable. Apple designed the stubby adapter cable because in the vast majority of cases, one would be connecting the MBP to a VGA monitor, which normally has a cable on it already.

    :apple::apple:
     
  3. Sam* thread starter macrumors regular

    Sam*

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    Thank you so much! :)

    Our TV has HDMI and PC input (D-sub) but I guess the HDMI is the way to go.

    Also thanks for explaining about why its so small, that makes perfect sense now.

    Just to check, a wire such as this (first one I clicked on google) will be fine to do the job http://www.ebuyer.com/product/130513 ?

    Thanks.
     

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