How to use MBP as DVD player?

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  1. iphonesrq macrumors 6502

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    How do I use my 2.53 uniMBP as a DVD player? Also what cable(s) do I need?

    thank you
     
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  3. iphonesrq thread starter macrumors 6502

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    sorry let me specify...I want to use it as a DVD player & hook it up to a tv?
     
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  6. kolax macrumors G3

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    What's work got to do with what inputs your TV has..?

    Is your TV a Hi-Def one? Does it have HDMI inputs and/or a VGA input? If you aren't sure, Google your TV model and check the manual.
     
  7. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    If it is RCA only, then you'll probably need a Mini DisplayPort to VGA, then a VGA to RCA video, with a separate miniplug to RCA for the audio.
     
  8. iphonesrq thread starter macrumors 6502

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    No, not Hi-Def as this wouldn't make a difference as because I just told you that I only have RCA inputs.
     
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    If you don't have HDMI or DVI, then you'll need to read the post by RJS.
     
  10. iphonesrq thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes I posted my comment at the same time so I didn't see that.
    Thank you for the help.
     
  11. sclough macrumors regular

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    Does Apple no longer sell the video adaptor that goes straight to RCA or S-Video? I had one for my "classic" MBP, but haven't bothered getting one for a unibody yet.
     
  12. Brandon Heat macrumors regular

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    hahahha
     
  13. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    Nope, the MiniDisplayPort cannot output a "TV" signal.

    You have to go to VGA, then to RCA...and that should work.
     

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