Will USB to RCA work with this?

samca

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Jan 30, 2012
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Hi there. I was reading another thread trying to figure out a way to get my computer to display on this old TV. I'm trying to spend as little money as possible remedying this, and I saw something that nobody mentioned (probably because it obviously wouldn't work). I'm not very savvy, so I'm sorry if this is a silly question.
I'm trying to hook up my brand new MacBook Pro to a 80s/90s TV in my dorm's lobby. The outputs my computer has are Firewire, USB, & Thunderbolt (mini HDMI). The only input on this super-old TV is RCA.
So... I was wondering if this USB-to-RCA cable might work.

http://www.amazon.com/GSI-3-RCA-USB-Cable/dp/B003QA5LA0/ref=pd_bxgy_e_img_b

would it?
Thanks!
 

Intell

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That will not work. The only way for you to get images onto your TV is to buy a converter box. Because your Mac cannot output RCA without one.
 
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samca

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Jan 30, 2012
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Thank you very much! I've now purchased the necessary components. I apparently have some learning to do about electronics though...
 
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squeakr

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Apr 22, 2010
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Cut and pasted directly from the product description, so no is the answer:

THIS CABLE WILL NOT WORK FOR CONNECTING A COMPUTER TO A TV. You cannot get an image signal through a USB port that way. This cable is not transferring data or files, it is only for viewing images on RCA-equipped camcorders.
 
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