2 Replies Latest reply: Nov 1, 2012 8:58 AM by frederic1943
dacunha Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hi,

 

What's the best way to connect a Macbook(2008) to a TV?

mini DVI to  HDMI?

mini DVI to VGA?

My TV has both...

 

How about the sound? Is it necessary to connect an extra cable from the computer to the TV, or the cables would do that?

 

Many Thanks

Daniel


MacBook (13-inch Early 2008), Mac OS X (10.7.5)
  • 1. Re: Connecting a Macbook to a TV.
    dacunha Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Following the model...

     

    Hardware Overview:

     

      Model Name:          MacBook

      Model Identifier:          MacBook4,1

      Processor Name:          Intel Core 2 Duo

      Processor Speed:          2.4 GHz

      Number of Processors:          1

      Total Number of Cores:          2

      L2 Cache:          3 MB

      Memory:          4 GB

      Bus Speed:          800 MHz

      Boot ROM Version:          MB41.00C1.B00

      SMC Version (system):          1.31f1

      Serial Number (system):          W882411L0P5

      Hardware UUID:          1B48F0B0-99B8-5120-9943-6329220198E9

      Sudden Motion Sensor:

      State:          Enabled

  • 2. Re: Connecting a Macbook to a TV.
    frederic1943 Level 6 Level 6 (9,980 points)

    HDMI is the best picture but it doesn't carry sound from a Macbook earlier than the Mid 2010 models and most TVs don't have separate RCA input plugs for audio with the HDMI inputs since they expect the sound to be carried by the HDMI plug. With HDMI you'll need to use external speakers or headphone jack to RCA sound plugs connected to a stereo sound system if your TV doesn't have separate RCA input plugs for audio with the HDMI plug.

     

    VGA for video with headphone jack to RCA sound plugs for audio isn't quite as sharp as HDMI but it works well.