what cables do i need to connect 13" macbook to HDTV

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  1. to1986 macrumors regular

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    Was hoping to connect my 13" aluminium macbook to a samsung HDTV. There are so many cables on the apple store, so I am not entirely sure what I need. Any help would be appreciated.

    THanks
     
  2. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    There's a ton of people who have asked this same exact question. Your best bet is to shop at monoprice.
     
  3. Mexbearpig macrumors 65816

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    Is this what the port looks like? If yes then you need a minidisplay port to HDMI. Apple doesn't make on so you will need to get a 3rd party one.
    [​IMG]

    Also you may want to check if your Tv has a audio input that is with the HDMI input. Because I recently connected mine to my tv and my macbook doesn't output audio through mini display so I have to use speakers.
     
  4. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    mini displayport to HDMI for the video.

    either 3.5mm stereo to 3.5 stereo or 3.5 mm stereo to RCA stereo for the audio.

    That is if your TV has an HDMI/DVI connection point with separate audio. If not there are other alternatives.
     
  5. to1986 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ye i do have a minidisplay port. can u recommend a few 3rd party cables?

    The TV came with a stereo cable, will that be sufficient?
     
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