Macbook to HDTV

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

  1. METOO999 macrumors regular

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    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
    http://www.amazon.com/Cables-Unlimi...6?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1178406324&sr=1-1

    and

    Mini DVI to DVI Adapter
    http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APP.../wo/StoreReentry.wo?productLearnMore=M9321G/B

    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

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    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

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    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

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

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    From the instruction manual, looks like it's a VGA
     

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