Macbook to HD TV - What Cable do I need?

Shep27

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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!
 

Shep27

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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
 
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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
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.
 

BigDukeSix

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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.
 
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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.
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.