MacBook Mini DVI port to S-video?

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  1. chinelke, Aug 24, 2012
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2012

    chinelke macrumors newbie

    Aug 24, 2012
    I have a MacBook 2,1 with a mini DVI port which I want to connect to a TV without HDMI (I've successfully connected it to HDMI before on another TV). This TV has component video, S-video and Scart. I bought a bunch of leads to connect it to the component video (following a thread on here which told me what I needed) but I can't get it to work on any TV.

    I thought my next best bet was to try connecting to S-video. Apple still does a micro-DVI to video converter (which my partner has and uses successfully on this TV) but there's no longer an equivelent for the mini-DVI (apple have discontinued it). Any suggestions? I was thinking of getting a mini DVI to vga adapter and then VGA to S-video but I'm not sure if this is the cable I would need

    Or is it possible to connect to Scart? Help please!
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    You could get a Mini DVI to VGA adapter (Apple or Monoprice) and then get a VGA to S-Video/Composite adapter (Monoprice), as you stated. Since the adapter you linked to should work, but is quite cheap and has not a good rating, you might not get the results you want though.
  3. chinelke thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 24, 2012
    Thanks for reply. So would this sort of thing be a better bet? It's a lot more expensive and I'm don't know if it's necessary:

    Or should I just search for a more expensive version of that simple VGA to s-video cable?

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