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

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    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

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    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 http://store.apple.com/us/product/M9321G/B?fnode=MTY1NDA3Ng&mco=MjMwMjI2 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 http://store.apple.com/us/product/M9320G/A?fnode=MTY1NDA3Ng&mco=NDcyNzc0 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

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