Not sure what to buy to connect macbook pro to TV

lthodde516

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I'm wondering what I need to buy so I can watch movies from my laptop on my TV. I have a 2009 Macbook Pro Version 10.6.8 and the processor is 2.53 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo.

I think what I need is the Mini Display Port to VGA with the PC to Video EZ adapter with USB power cable.. however I am not certain and do not want to go and buy it if I don't need it. Thanks to anyone who can help me!

P.S- I have a Samsung Plasma 490 Series TV.
 

/user/me

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I'm wondering what I need to buy so I can watch movies from my laptop on my TV. I have a 2009 Macbook Pro Version 10.6.8 and the processor is 2.53 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo.

I think what I need is the Mini Display Port to VGA with the PC to Video EZ adapter with USB power cable.. however I am not certain and do not want to go and buy it if I don't need it. Thanks to anyone who can help me!

P.S- I have a Samsung Plasma 490 Series TV.
You don't even need that... I have my rig going with a MiniDisplayPort to HDMI cable, and an output minijack that goes to a surround sound system.
 

lthodde516

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Thank you all for the replies.

balamw- that will work with my macbook? I am looking at the photo and do not see where it would connect with my laptop (besides the audio jack)

/user/me- I'm a little confused by your post. What exactly would I need? can you give me a link? I'm not good when it comes to technology at all. What do you mean by rig?
 

balamw

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balamw- that will work with my macbook? I am looking at the photo and do not see where it would connect with my laptop (besides the audio jack)
I use that cable plus the Apple miniDisplayPort -> VGA adapter for my 2008 MB and 2009 MBP. I only have two HDMI and they are both taken.

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balamw

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If I got that, what else would I need to buy to connect to it?
I would plug in the USB part to the laptop but then what?
It's not USB. It's mini DisplayPort.

The other end would need a standard HDMI cable.

http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=102&cp_id=10240&cs_id=1024008&p_id=3871&seq=1&format=2

Even though the adapter supports audio, I'm not sure your Mac does, so you may need an audio cable.

http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=102&cp_id=10218&cs_id=1021802&p_id=644&seq=1&format=2

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