What Cable to Use?

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  1. mopje macrumors newbie

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    I have a Macbook and I want to connect it to my HDTV (1080p, vga port, hdmi, component). I want to do this so I can watch hd video that I would normally watch on my macbook on my tv. Can someone recommend a cable for me?
     
  2. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    MiniDVI to VGA adapter then run a VGA cable to your TV. You will also need to run an audio cable from you MacBook (1/8" stereo mini plug) to the corresponding audio input on your TV.
     
  3. mopje thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok thanks. But I'm noticing that the mini dvi cable to vga's are very short and will vga give me any resolution I need?
     
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    DVI to HDMI sounds good, so I should get a Mini DVI to DVI connector then a DVI to HDMI connector?
     
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    Yep. Its definitely the superior route as its all digital. I have not used one myself, however. I have used only VGA to 720p (which is the VGA port limit on my TV).
     
  7. mopje thread starter macrumors newbie

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    K thanks. I notice though from the linked blog that I also have to buy an RCA cable for audio, but doesnt HDMI do audio and video? Also, I have no idea what an RCA cable is or what it looks like.
     
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    from that link above

     
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    Your TV will need to be able to take audio from another source besides HDMI. RCA cables look like component cables. About 1/4" across with a fairly thick plug in the middle.
     
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