macbook to TV?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by nismo86, Dec 15, 2007.

  1. nismo86 macrumors member

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    I tried to have the people at BB help me out, but they didn't know and I think I know which one it is but i'm going to ask before I buy.

    I'm trying to connect my macbook to my TV which has the RGB connection on the back, which connecter do I need and where is the best deal to find it?
     
  2. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    you need to buy the mini DVI to video adapter link. you can either connect it by s-video or the yellow video connection. then use mini audio jack to RCA (red and black) for audio. i think these are analog signals though.

    for digital video buy the mini-DVI to VGA link if your TV has VGA input and the mini-TOSLINK cable link if your reciever has a digital optical audio input. (i think this is right, other users can chip in if im wrong :eek:)
     
  3. nismo86 thread starter macrumors member

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    Those are what BB had and those aren't it. My TV has a RGB which looks like what a printer or such would be plugging into a computer. It's like the second one you listed, but it would have the spike type things to plug into the TV.
     
  4. greenbags125 macrumors newbie

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    I would recommend you go to apple.com for this. If you want to connect it to a SDTV, get the mini-DVI to Video adapter from Apple for $19 and a S-video cable. If you want to connect to a HDTV using HDMI, you need to get a mini-DVI to DVI cable, $19 and a Xtrememac(sold on Apple.com) DVI to HDMI cable for $19.95. If you buy this elsewhere, it should almost run you $100, only the apple cables are reasonably priced and good quality (as opposed to ebay). Hope this helps.
     
  5. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    VGA is still analog. Its not Digital. To get a digital signal you would need a mini-dvi to DVI then a DVI to HDMI cable. As i haven't seen a mini-dvi to HDMI cable.
     

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