How to stream movies via Macbook Pro to TV monitor

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by EricaV, May 18, 2010.

  1. EricaV macrumors regular


    Sep 20, 2008
    I just want to play DVDs and video streams from the macbook pro through my TV monitor

    Can anyone suggest the simplest way to to this ? Some are telling me that I need to buy a costly "converter box" and like 5 other pieces of equipment (totaling close to $200)

    Am I correct that I will need a VGA to S -video cable ? If so, is this a simple purchase ? I've got the mac adapter but just need to know what kind of cable is needed to play video/audio from the laptop through the monitor.

    Any advice appreciated
  2. Hellhammer Moderator


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    Dec 10, 2008
  3. bmcgonag macrumors 65816


    Mar 20, 2007
    Is it a CRT TV, LCD, type of inputs that it has? etc.

    If it's LCD there may be a VGA connection, or DVI. Also, HDMI connection would be good, then you need a DVI to HDMI cable.

    If it's CRT, then you can use S-Video if your tv has an S-video input, and a 1/8" audio to RCA audio to put audio into your TV.

    Best of luck

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