MBP into SD tv? Help!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by erinkilkenny, Nov 2, 2009.

  1. erinkilkenny macrumors newbie

    Feb 23, 2009
    I've got a newer MPB with the Apple Mini DisplayPort, and I want to plug it into my old, tired SD TV with rca cables. With my old MBP (which had a DVI-I out) I just used the Apple DVI to Video adapter, and it worked perfectly. This doesn't seem to work with the mini DisplayPort to DVI adapter (it's DVI-D only).

    Anyone found a workaround for this? Like a DVI-D to RCA cable (if those even exist)? Or should I get a Mini DisplayPort to VGA adapter and a VGA to RCA Video adapter (which is, sadly, a LOT of money to spend on this)?

    Or do I give up and just get on the HD-TV bandwagon already?

    Also, why does Apple do stuff like this all the time? Grrrr.
  2. kryptonianjorel macrumors 6502

    Jul 3, 2009
    The DVI-D is the prob here. that D stands for digital, which rca cables are not. going thru VGA seems to be the solution here
  3. m85476585 macrumors 65816

    Feb 26, 2008

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