Old blackbook to Samsung

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Haqq, Dec 15, 2011.

  1. Haqq macrumors member

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    Hey guys, I have an old Macbook and it has the FIREWIRE port... I also have a Samsung TV.

    Is there a wire I can buy that I can connect my laptop to the tv? So I can watch movies directly off the screen like screen sharing it? Or is the quality going to drop.

    Thanks!

    PS>

    This is my side ports.

    http://i.imgur.com/igNdQ.jpg
     
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    yup, get a mini-dvi to vga/dvi/hdmi adaptor depending on the input of your tv

    keep in mind though that audio is not transmitted via mini-dvi so you would need to either get an aux cable to go from your mac to the tv/whatever stereo system you have or get a special dongle that addresses that issue
     
  3. Haqq thread starter macrumors member

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    Awesome I'm thinking of taking this route >

    http://www.monoprice.com/products/p...d=1023104&p_id=2404&seq=1&format=1#largeimage

    connect that to

    http://www.monoprice.com/products/p...=10419&cs_id=1041912&p_id=4851&seq=1&format=2

    connect to macbook.

    ~ Just concerned regarding the audio now.
     
  4. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    That would work for video. Doing a rough google search I found this
    http://www.gefen.com/kvm/dproduct.jsp?prod_id=3570
    Though that is pricy. Perhaps there are cheaper solutions?
    EDIT: here is a cheaper one
    http://www.amazon.com/Audio-SPDIF-Toslink-Converter-Adapter/dp/B0015YYOQQ

    I think the cheapest way is to just get a long one of these cables
    http://www.google.com/products/cata...a=X&ei=scLqTpHKPOPMiQLI_OCtBA&ved=0CHoQ8wIwAQ
     
  5. Haqq thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah definitely the cheapest way just realized my tv does have a 3.5mm jack!

    Thanks for the help!
     

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