watch dvds from my macbook...

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  1. medicscott macrumors 6502a

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    to my new tv?

    i just got a new samsung LED, is there a way to hook my macbook upto it and watch the dvds from my macbook? the tv has usb ports...thx
     
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    What MacBook do you have? What output does it have, Mini-DVI or Mini DisplayPort?
     
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  6. MrCheeto macrumors 68030

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    I used a two-cable solution and never turned back. One mini-display-port-to-HDMI adapter for video up to 1080p on my TV, and one mini-toslink-to-Toslink fiber optic cable for 5.1 channel surround sound.

    Mini-displayport to HDMI
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    Mini-Toslink plugs into your audio-out port
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  7. medicscott thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    thanks! appreciate your help.
     
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    anyone know the settings in handbrake to rip to my macbook..to later watch on my tv from macbook?
     
  9. MrCheeto macrumors 68030

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    The AppleTV preset will copy the DVD in its native resolution, so you don't lose quality ;)
     
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    All of them work fine as you can use app like VLC. avi, mpeg, mkv etc should work
     
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    I just use mini display port to VGA with my HDTV.I have it set up as an external monitor and just drag DVD player over. :)
     
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    No, so far only the 2010 MacBook Pros can do so.
     
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    Is it hardware limitation or software limitation that could be enabled in a future firmware update?
     
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