MacBook -> TV?


uraniumwilly

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Apr 7, 2007
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I'm new to this but eyetv has been just fantastic for my Macbook-Pro-as-dvr needs.

Couldn't be any easier to set up for programming and auto record functions, etc.

Highly recommended.
 

dacreativeguy

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Jan 27, 2007
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Or just buy an Apple adapter to go from mini-dvi (the port on your macbook) to either DVI or s-video/composite depending on your tv's connection. Then buy an audio cable to go between your mac's headphone jack and whatever connection your tv has (most likely red/white rca jacks).
 

iMacBook

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Jun 14, 2007
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Down by the bay.
Or just buy an Apple adapter to go from mini-dvi (the port on your macbook) to either DVI or s-video/composite depending on your tv's connection. Then buy an audio cable to go between your mac's headphone jack and whatever connection your tv has (most likely red/white rca jacks).
Grrr. More stuff to buy.

Alright. Thanks.
 

mkrishnan

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Too bad S-video isn't on these like it was on the Powerbooks. But that adapter is all you can do I guess. I wonder if there's any type of Expresscard adapter for it.
I'm confused...there's a lot jumbled in there. You can get DVI, S-Video, composite, or VGA through a breakout adapter for the mini-DVI port. Pretty analogous / better than the iBook G4 and PB12".

What else would you need / want to get via an ExpressCard? Why would you want S-Video anyway, when you can connect to the VGA or HDMI port on a modern TV?

Also the Macbook doesn't even have an ExpressCard Slot. Only MBP does.
 

Cifra

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Dec 14, 2008
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Posting in this thread because I have an additional question.

So if I buy the Mini DVI-to DVI cable and the DVI to HDMI cable for my macbook and connect it with my Plasma it should work without problems?
How about the audio? I though the HDMI would take care of the audio or do I still have to buy additional cables and hook up the audio separately?
 

kasakka

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Posting in this thread because I have an additional question.

So if I buy the Mini DVI-to DVI cable and the DVI to HDMI cable for my macbook and connect it with my Plasma it should work without problems?
How about the audio? I though the HDMI would take care of the audio or do I still have to buy additional cables and hook up the audio separately?
Mini-DVI doesn't carry audio so you need additional cables for that. But the Mini-DVI -> DVI adapter and DVI -> HDMI cable should work just fine.