Macbook to TV

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by alemanolga, Jun 25, 2007.

  1. alemanolga macrumors newbie

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    Probably a common question....

    I have a Macbook that I want to hook it up to my TV to watch some videos, pics, etc.. with the best quality.

    I bought a Mini-DVI to DVI adapter.... but now Im not sure if I did the right thing because I dont know how to connect it. Do I also need to buy a DVI to HDMI ?? And what about the sound?

    Is this the correct adapter or do I need a Mini-DVI to Video Adapter?? This is more complicated than it should be...
     
  2. cardsdoc macrumors regular

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    What TV do you have? Do you have HDMI on your TV? If you have HDMI, then you will need a DVI-HDMI cable and yes you still need the mini-DVI to DVI. Get them for $5 (no joke) at Monoprice.com There will be no sound over DVI. You will need a 1/8" stereo to stereo RCA cable to go from the headphone jack to the audio input on your tv.
     
  3. iCheddar macrumors 6502a

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    Also, if you TV has a DVI port, you could use that as well, instead of buying a DVI-HDMI cable.

    Straight up DVI cables are always cheaper than DVI-HDMI ones:p
     
  4. cardsdoc macrumors regular

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    Here is a link to a 10ft DVI-HDMI cable from Monoprice. It's only $6.42 and a 6 ft version is less than $3. Don't let the prices fool you - they are high quality. The in store prices of cables are incredibly marked up.
     
  5. alemanolga thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Tnx ! Yes mi TV has a HDMI so I will need to buy it !

    Solved Case !
     

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