MacBook Pro onto flat screen television?

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  1. majordude macrumors 68020

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    I have an older flat screen TV.

    1. Is there a way to output my Mac to that screen and use it as a monitor (or is it incompatible)?

    2. If it is compatible, is there a way to do it wirelessly or do I need a spacial connector?

    I am thinking of using it in a conference room and "projecting" projects through the TV.
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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  3. majordude thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Damn good question. I'll have to check. What am I hoping to see?
     
  4. ivi7 macrumors 6502a

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    Composite audio/video, Hopefully a VGA port.
     
  5. majordude thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Composite, check. Component, check. I think that's it.
     
  6. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Some sort of DVI to component adapter would be your best option then.

    Do you know what resolutions the television is capable of or the model so we could find out?
     
  7. majordude thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I'll look into the adapter thing. :D I'm not sure of the resolutions. I'll have to find the instruction book.
     
  8. snowmoon macrumors 6502a

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    There are MANY issues with older HDTV that you may or may not run into. Can the TV sync to nonstandard HD scan rates, what color standard is your TV using, will your card output standard HD?

    You may want to poke your head in and chat with the good people over at http://www.avsforum.com/

    If anyone will know how to hook up a DVI to your TV, they will.
     
  9. majordude thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Thanks for the tip! ;)
     

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