How To Connect Macbook to SDTV

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by waynechriss, Nov 25, 2009.

  1. waynechriss macrumors regular

    Sep 7, 2009
    Hi guys, i've heard tips on how to connect a macbook to a HDTV but is it the same or different for an SDTV? Like do i have to buy different cables? I just want to watch movies from my macbook on my television.
  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    Déjà vu

    It depends on the inputs your SD TV has.

    Most likely it has Composite (the yellow RCA plug, although red and white/black can also be used),
    so you can get an adapter for your MacBook.

    The white models up to 2009 had Mini DVI and the Unibody and newer white models have Mini Display Port as video output.
    For Mini DVI:

    Mini DisplayPort adapters do not exist for the older component video, S-Video, or composite video connectors. Connectivity can be achieved by converting the Mini DP digital signal, to VGA,[14] an analog signal, and then from VGA to the appropriate signal type.
  3. waynechriss thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 7, 2009
    Yeah my tv supports only composite cables so i would have to get one of those and the Mini-DVI to video adapter? I have the summer 2009 macbook.

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