Macbook to HD TV - What Cable do I need?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Shep27, Jan 4, 2012.

  1. Shep27 macrumors newbie

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    I want to stream netflix from my Macbook (bought in Dec. 2008) to my HD TV. Can anyone tell me what cable I need to buy? Thanks!
     
  2. BigDukeSix macrumors 6502a

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    Yup, the MDP adapter to HDMI, and then the 3.5 headphone plug to RCA connector cable is what I use, works like a champ.
     
  3. Shep27 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Are these the two things I need? (I'm on monoprice)

    Mini DisplayPort | Thunderbolt to HDMI® Adapter w/ Audio Support

    3ft Premium 3.5mm Stereo Male to 3.5mm Stereo Male 22AWG Cable (Gold Plated) - Black
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    Maybe, but we don't know your TV model and if it accepts 3.5 mm audio input. Normally TVs accept RCA analog audio input, like mentioned twice before.
     
  5. BigDukeSix macrumors 6502a

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    That looks like just what you need. A Mini DVI to HDMI adapter. Even if it says its ready for audio, you still need the other audio cable as the MacBook won't support audio out through the Mini DVI.
     
  6. simsaladimbamba

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    It is called "Mini DisplayPort", as "Mini DVI" and "Mini DisplayPort" (MDP) are these:

    from Common video interfaces on Macs and the appropriate adapters to connect to other display devices

    And as we don't know, if the TV actually supports AUDIO IN via 3.5 mm, we don't know, if that cable even works.
     
  7. BigDukeSix macrumors 6502a

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    You are correct. I do get confused as to the correct name of the video output port is used on the Macbook. Sorry for the confusion.
     

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