Taking a UK MacBook to US - help please!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Fifinefairy, Feb 4, 2010.

  1. Fifinefairy macrumors newbie

    Feb 4, 2010
    Channel Islands
    I am a recently converted Mac user and love my MacBook but am still quite new to it so bear with me.

    I am going to the US in April and wanted to take my MacBook with me to watch DVD's.

    Firstly I need to know if I can simply plug my MacBook in the plug socket with a travel adapter or will I need a transformer to adjust the power from 110v to 240v?

    Secondly, I am converting DVD's to .mkv so I can just take a portable hard drive rather than loads of DVDs. Would I be able to hook up my MacBook to a NTSC TV? I know there are problems playing PAL DVD's on a region free DVD player as NTSC can't display PAL DVD's even if the player can play them. Would I have the same problem if I am playing a PAL DVD via my MacBook (probably I think). Could I get round this problem by playing .mkv's via the NTSC tv.

    The NTSC has a HDMI and component connectors but not S-Video.

  2. mbestel macrumors member

    Jan 17, 2010


    The macbook charger works anywhere in the world. All you need is an adapter.

    Also, if you get an apple tv out adapter, it will work on both PAL and NTSC.

    Hope this helps.



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