Useing Macbook pro for TV out

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by dman777, Jun 26, 2009.

  1. dman777 macrumors newbie

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    If I had a Macbook pro, how would I connect it to a CRT TV with RCA inputs and S video? To watch movies off of the laptop.
     
  2. fpnc macrumors 68000

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    You may want to check this post over on Apple's Discussions Forum. It covers the unibody 13" MacBook but the situation is the same on the new unibody MacBook Pros (all models, 13", 15", and 17").

    http://discussions.apple.com/message.jspa?messageID=9613621#9613621

    See the post for the full details, but basically you'll need a mini DisplayPort to VGA adapter AND a VGA to analog TV converter box.
     
  3. geoffreak macrumors 68020

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    If you have HDMI hookup, it is much easier and cheaper to do mDP -> HDMI directly.
     
  4. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    It really depends on which MBP you intend on buying. Your newer MBP has a different adapter than your classic MBP.....
     
  5. dman777 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I haven't bought a MBP 13" yet, so it would be brand new. What new/diff adaptor would come on it and how would it change things for s video usage?
     
  6. fpnc macrumors 68000

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    Just CLICK on the link that I provided earlier and you'll find everything that you need, with pictures and a discussion for both analog and digital TVs.
     

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