Mini-DVI to RGB??

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by kevink8125, Jul 8, 2008.

  1. kevink8125 macrumors member

    kevink8125

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    Do they make Mini-DVI to RGB cables so that I can project my Macbook on to my 32" Vizio? Unfortunately my Vizio doesn't have a DVI input.......What should I do? :confused:
     
  2. TheReef macrumors 68000

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    There are Mini-DVI to composite/S-Video adapters available. See here:
    http://store.apple.com/us/product/M9319G/A

    For best quality, using S-Video would be the go.

    If you are after the quality of RGB, the only options I can think of are purchasing an unsupported non-Apple-branded adapter (if they even exist), or more costly, purchasing an :apple:TV (with RGB) to connect to show your photos, movies etc.
     
  3. Genghis Khan macrumors 65816

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    Apple 'invented' the mini-dvi connnection

    And they won't sell you an RGB connection unfortunately

    Best bet would be to get a mini-DVI -> DVI adaptor from apple and then a DVI->RGB adaptor from someone else.
     
  4. kevink8125 thread starter macrumors member

    kevink8125

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    OK that is what I was thinking, but I had to try the one way route :)
     
  5. alphamac macrumors newbie

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    You simply purchase a DVI to HDMI cable and connect the DVI end to the Mini-DVI to DVI adapter and the other end to one of the HDMI connectors on your TV (the one that also has an audio input for your Mac's audio output).

    If you already have a spare HDMI cable you could buy a gender changer adapter and save some money. I picked up the complete cable at a local computer parts store for around 12 bucks.

    That's all there is to it.
     

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