How to Connect my MacBook to TV?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by MacNewbie2011, Aug 28, 2011.

  1. MacNewbie2011 macrumors newbie

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    Please help!

    I am trying to figure out the best/easiest way to connect my MacBook (Identifier: MacBook 5,1) to a TV?

    I have already bought the wrong cord due to a incorrect recommendation!


    Your help is greatly appreciated.
     
  2. DWBurke811 macrumors 6502a

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    What kind of TV is it/what inputs does it have?
     
  3. MacNewbie2011 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I am wanting to buy one that will work with most TVs.

    I believe HDMI? Sorry all of this is very new to me....
     
  4. DWBurke811 macrumors 6502a

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  5. MacNewbie2011 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Mine does not have the minidisplay port thunderbolt, it has the older displayport connection. Does this mean I cannot use the thunderbolt one you recommended?



    You have been very helpful!
     
  6. thinkinblue613 macrumors 6502

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    I heard a VGA connection is better than HDMI... HDMI cuts out sometimes.

    Try and get one with a PC input and you'll be fine.
     
  7. DWBurke811 macrumors 6502a

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    oh, sorry. i didn't see that you posted you had a 5,1. this should work; there's a lot of reviews that it works, i didn't see any specific to macbooks, but they're all just intel computers. and then any HDMI cable(like the one i linked before) and you should be good to go for video.

    http://www.monoprice.com/products/p...=10428&cs_id=1042801&p_id=4826&seq=1&format=2

    for audio, would you want to use optical, RCA(the red and white), or just a 3.5mm stereo plug?

    While I can't say anything about displayport, with mini displayport I've had exactly ZERO issues using HDMI, where have you "heard" about these issues?

    Why someone would want to convert a digital signal to analog if they don't have to is beyond me.
     

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