Macbook to HDTV

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by METOO999, May 5, 2007.

  1. METOO999 macrumors regular

    Apr 25, 2007
    I've decided to purchase the Samsung LNT4665F 46" to use with my Macbook C2D. I just need a confirmation that I need these items:

    HDMI to DVI Cable


    Mini DVI to DVI Adapter

    I'm using the S-video adapter right now with my SD TV and there is a slight back border around (the image doesn't quite fill the screen). Will I encounter this on the HDTV?
  2. bmb012 macrumors 6502

    Jul 25, 2006
    I've tried the DVI to HDMI thing with a Powerbook and all it does it show a really messed up screen. I have a Samsung LCD, and while I've found accounts of people getting it to work perfectly using crazy settings from programs that can tweak the image output, I ended up just using the VGA port on the back of the TV, because the TV is able to actually act like a real monitor, giving the computer the correct resolutions and all that. Does yours have a VGA port? Oh, and I know what you mean about the s-video border thing, when using it as a monitor it does the actual resolution (which, at least on the 720p TVs, is nothing like 1280*720).
  3. METOO999 thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 25, 2007
    I don't own the Samsung yet, but I don't see anything about VGA in system specs on Amazon. I'd prefer to get a TV with a DVI input, but they seem to be rare.
  4. Mr.Texor macrumors regular

    Apr 20, 2007
    according to samsung's website, it has a pc input.. what ever that means.. maybe vga or dvi...
  5. swiftaw macrumors 603


    Jan 31, 2005
    Omaha, NE, USA
    From the instruction manual, looks like it's a VGA

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