Need advice about connectin MBP to TV

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by ARF900, May 4, 2010.

  1. ARF900 macrumors 65816

    ARF900

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    Well to keep it short, I am looking to connect my uni MBP to my flatscreen TV.

    I want to buy this VGA cable: http://www.amazon.com/10ft-Resoluti...3?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1273006025&sr=1-3

    Of course the apple adapter (MiniDisply to VGA)

    and I also want to buy this for audio: http://www.amazon.com/Cables-Unlimi...1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1273005805&sr=8-1

    Would this work? I know my TV has VGA and it has an audio port below it that i would think would be for the above cable but does anyone know about that?

    Also how clear would the image be? Im not looking for super Hi def but I dont want to be any less than 720p. Thanks for all your help I hope this made sense.

    EDIT: Fixed Link
     
  2. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

    Dave Braine

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    Yes, they will work fine. I have the same for my Mini. Not sure about the 720p though, you might need HDMI for that.
     
  3. iSee macrumors 68040

    iSee

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    To help with cable management I got one with the VGA and audio bundled together in one cable (they split apart at the ends so you can plug the audio into the audio port and the vga into the vga port.

    e.g., http://www.cablesforless.com/p-1901-10-feet-mm-svga-cable-cl2-rated-with-35mm-audio.aspx?v=1909

    Regarding 720p or better: Very likely. It's up to your TV. It is just going to act as an external monitor for your MBP. Just like for any monitor, you'll be able to choose (under display preferences on your mac) from the resoltions/frequencies that both your Mac's display adapter and TV support. Hopefully, you'll be able to select your TV's native resolution.
     

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