How to connect MBP to HD TV?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by CrEsTo, Jun 14, 2007.

  1. CrEsTo macrumors 6502

    CrEsTo

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    Hi folks,

    How can I connect my MBP to a Sony HDTV (HDMI) and keep the quality at it's best?

    Thanks!
     
  2. jshbckr macrumors 6502

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    Does the TV have DVI input? If so, that's the highest quality output you can get from the MacBook Pro.

    If it only has HDMI, I'm sure you can get a DVI to HDMI cable at Best Buy.
     
  3. CrEsTo thread starter macrumors 6502

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  4. jshbckr macrumors 6502

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    You could go VGA, if you plan to use the HDMI for a component that actually uses HDMI for audio/video.

    Of that list, from lowest to highest quality:

    S-Video, Component, VGA, HDMI.

    VGA would require a VGA cable as well as a DVI to VGA adapter. This wouldn't be as high of quality as DVI or HDMI, but it would probably work fine.
     
  5. CrEsTo thread starter macrumors 6502

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  6. matperk macrumors 6502

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    I use a DVI-HDMI for going to my 50" plasma. The quality is excellent and I got a cheap cable from CDW that does the job perfectly. (16' for under $30)
     

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