New AlumMacBook - Connecting to 26LG30

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by mcguidance, Dec 3, 2008.

  1. mcguidance macrumors member

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    Hey Guys,

    I just got my AlumMB (for 100 bucks as Genius Bar gave me a 1200 credit bc my WhiteBook was crapping out) and would like to connect it to my TV (26" LG30). I am under the assumption that I need the following:

    mini displayport to DVI connected to a DVI to HDMI (is this correct?) I am on a limited budget so I want to get this right the first time. Also, I don't know which DVI to HDMI cable I need (DVI-I or DVI-D, etc.) which is why I am seeking your advice.

    Am I on the right track with this:

    http://store.apple.com/us/product/MB570

    and this

    http://www.mycablemart.com/store/cart.php?m=product_detail&p=333 (I saw this on another forum, and felt like it was a decent price, but is it comparable to best buy, etc. prices?)

    Ok, thanks so much for your help in advance. Really psyched to get this going.
     
  2. DeusInvictus7 macrumors 68020

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    You're not going to find HDMI - DVI cables at any retail store for that cheap.

    That is a pretty good price, maybe try monoprice.com for other choices, you might get like another dollar off :D
     
  3. mcguidance thread starter macrumors member

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    Hey, thanks for the input. I went ahead and bought the minidisplayport to DVI and then the DVI to HDMI off of ebay for 4.50 with free shipping. Apple guy told me Radio Shack but that was a debacle on so many levels. Then Best Buy's was 59.99! If this Ebay one stinks it's only 5 bucks wasted, that I can live with. Link to the one I bought, hopefully it's the right one: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&item=160301991668 That can be used for more than just the two brands correct? Otherwise I'll buy one that you guys recommend.

    ETA: It is an HDMI to DVI-D one that I need for the minidisplayport to DVI adapter, right? Just really want to get this settled so a simple answer will do, thanks!
     
  4. mcguidance thread starter macrumors member

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    Bumping for help. Just need to know if I bought the right items or I should continue looking for something else?
     
  5. silverblack macrumors 68020

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    That cable from ebay should do. I am using something similar to connect my Mac mini to a Viewsonic monitor via HDMI (it has either VGA or HDMI). It worked without any problem.
     
  6. mcguidance thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the reply, I appreciate it. I will see how it works when it comes and then report back.
     

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