MacBook Pro i7 to RCA video output?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by QMdude, Jul 3, 2011.

  1. QMdude macrumors member

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    I just got a MacBook Pro, 13 inch, i7, etc.

    Unfortunately my TV is rather old. Until I get a new one, I wanted to connect my MacBook Pro to it. I assume that the Mini DisplayPort is the same as the Thunderbolt port, and thought of using a Mini DisplayPort-to-DVI adapter [http://store.apple.com/us/product/MB570Z/A?mco=MTY3ODQ5OTY], and then using a DVI-to-Video adapter [http://store.apple.com/us/product/M9267G/A?mco=MTY3ODQ5OTY] to accomplish this task.

    Theoretically it should work, but I thought I'd consult before I bought the somewhat pricey adapters. Are there any direct adapters available?
     
  2. Detrius macrumors 68000

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    It won't work, AND there aren't any direct adapters. Ultimately, what you need is a scan converter, and for the price of something like that, you could just buy a new TV.
     
  3. QMdude thread starter macrumors member

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  5. shardey macrumors 6502a

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    My friend had to get a convertor to make his ps3 work with his projector. It took a $130 box (the cheaper you pay the worse quality picture it is, believe me) to convert from Digital (hdmi) to analog (vga). You would have to find a box that converts from Mini display port to vga/rgb. If those don't exist then you need to get a mini display port to dvi converter, then get the box that converts hdmi/dvi to vga.

    Dvi is both analog and digital signals, as Hdmi is only digital and rgb and vga are analog.

    Hope this helps.
     

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