Watching TV run through my Mac on a flatscreen tv...

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by erickj, Oct 10, 2008.

  1. erickj macrumors regular

    May 9, 2008
    Ok, so I have a new flat screen TV and I don't have a dvd player. So I'd like to run shows that I have bought on iTunes, movies I play in my DVD player and a few things I found randomly online that I play through VLC player onto my flat screen tv.

    Is there a specific cord or cable? Or is it different for any number of configurations. I've got a G4 powerbook that I use sometimes, but most everything will run through my Macbook (white one, 2 years old).

    I've been searching for a real answer for a while and can't find one.
  2. johto macrumors 6502


    Jan 15, 2008
    Depends what video inputs your tv has. Of course you can hook your video from the macbook to the tv. You need mini dvi/vga cable for your macbook. The other ends depends what input is the best for your tv.

    If your tv has DVI input get this adapter You of course then need to attach another longer dvi-dvi cable to the adapter, and its other end to tv's dvi.

    If your tv has vga input, you need a dvi-vga adapter attached to the end of the longer dvi-dvi cable, makes sense?

    There is also option to get a vga adapter for your mackbook if your tv has only vga. then you can get a cheaper vga-vga extension cord to that, but its all the same to get the first mentioned dvi cable and use adapter in that. If you cant understand, its ok. Its friday :)
  3. outaru macrumors member

    Jul 15, 2008

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