Macbook to TV with RCA?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by escapeartist, Jan 9, 2009.

  1. escapeartist macrumors newbie

    Jan 9, 2009
    Hey guys, I need some quick help.

    I have an older, all silver MacBook Pro, before the multi touch ones, and a DVI to RCA cable. I've been trying to connect the computer to my regular, non plasma, lcd, or HD, television. So far I've managed to get a super annoying buzzing/ringing sound and lots of different colors of gray dancing around the tv screen, but nothing else.

    The computer detects the display as a "VGA Display," and if I hit the view all spaces key the tv screen will go black (displaying black, not turned off black), so I guess somethings reading something.

    Can I make this work?

    thanks in advance.
  2. drewsof07 macrumors 68000


    Oct 30, 2006
    I tried to do the same with my old PC using an S-video cable and experienced the same Buzzing and gray screen issue. I was able to get it working by turning the resolution down to 800x600 on the PC.
    Was a 27" Panasonic, should it matter.

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