How to hook up a macbook to a t.v.?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by MSTRKRFT, Jan 26, 2009.

  1. MSTRKRFT macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2009
    #1
    I have my movies from home on my macbook here at college to watch when there is not much going on. My friends and I are getting tired or sitting on a couch to watch a moive on my mac. So my television is bigger and I work to how that up. Is there any sort of cord that I need to do this? Where can I get it? Where do I plug it in? Thanks
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2006
    Location:
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    #2
    Mini DVI-DVI adapter, DVI-HDMI cable. You won't get audio from the TV.
     
  3. CrzyCanuck72 macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2003
    #3
    it depends which MacBook you have (plastic vs. aluminum) and what kind of inputs your TV has (red/white/yellow, HDMI, etc.).
     
  4. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2006
    Location:
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    #4
    He has a plastic one, and I just assumed HDMI. If it's a TV that requires component cables, I don't know of any adapter.
     
  5. CrzyCanuck72 macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2003
    #5
    This one:

    [​IMG]

    (Mini-DVI to video)
     
  6. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2006
    Location:
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    #6
    Yep, but that's composite, not component.

    Component is the one with individual video cables for red, green, and blue.
     
  7. EricJD macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2007
    #7
    Yes, but that depends on what connections the TV has.
     
  8. jav6454 macrumors P6

    jav6454

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2007
    Location:
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    #8
    That's why you buy an adapter from the Audio Out to the Audio In in the TV (Red/white) those are fairly cheap at your local Radio Shack or electronics store.
     
  9. Mikey B macrumors 65816

    Mikey B

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2008
    Location:
    the island
    #9
    That's the one that I use to hook up my MB to my old-as-hell TV. There's S-Video as well as an old school video out. You just grab some cheap Radio Shack A/V cables and hook up the Video and you're good to go. Not certain, but I have a feeling this is what the OP is looking for.
     

Share This Page