macbook to projection TV hookup question

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Bosox3, Dec 19, 2008.

  1. Bosox3 macrumors regular

    Bosox3

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    ok, I currently have a mini-dvi to vga cable that I use for an external monitor but I now need to have the macbook hookup to my tv's DVI.

    Would this work, or would I need to buy something else:
    use the same cord as before..mini-dvi to vga..then add a vga to dvi cable.
     
  2. Bosox3 thread starter macrumors regular

    Bosox3

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    any ideas?
    Ive done a few searches but havent found anything.
     
  3. chscag macrumors 68000

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    If your TV has a DVI input, then all you need is the Apple mini DVI to DVI adapter which I believe is around $19.00 at your local Apple store or Best Buy.

    Your current cable will not work without another adapter anyway.

    Regards.
     
  4. Bosox3 thread starter macrumors regular

    Bosox3

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    so I should buy the mini-dvi to dvi...then buy a longer dvi-dvi cable?

    Is it just easier to buy the vga-dvi cable instead?

    Since I already have the mini-dvi to vga...then I would only need to buy 1 more cable instead of 2.
     

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