6 Replies Latest reply: Nov 26, 2007 3:37 PM by djm027
djm027 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I want to hook my MacBook up to my TV so I can use the remote etc. and just watch the shows instead of using my iPod to do it which I normally do.

I guess I need a mini dvi adapter. I just want to make sure I'm buying the right one. I have a Magnavox 37" Flat panel and the 1st generation MacBook

BlackBook, Mac OS X (10.4.10), 1GB Ram
  • First Magus Level 6 Level 6 (15,850 points)
    What inputs do you have on the back? You can probably use a Mini-DVI to Video Adapter

    For audi you will need a 3.5mm to RCA stereo cable like this. You can get one from lots of places. Example of 3.5mm to RCA Y cable

    Mort
  • djm027 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Okay thanks. I will order that one. I should have most inputs since my tv is <1 year old. Do I need these RCA cables even though I have them for my iPod? The cables I currently have I can plug it into my iPod and watch it on my TV.

    Thanks
  • First Magus Level 6 Level 6 (15,850 points)
    djm027 wrote:
    Okay thanks. I will order that one. I should have most inputs since my tv is <1 year old. Do I need these RCA cables even though I have them for my iPod? The cables I currently have I can plug it into my iPod and watch it on my TV.</div>

    Your in luck the same cable works for both the iPod and the MacBook. I forgot to mention you will need a single RCA patch cord for the mini dvi adapter. If your TV uses s-Video you could use that also.

    Mort
  • djm027 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks I called Apple and ordered it. I guess from what the guy told me I need mini-video sound for a mac and a RCA plug to the tv.
  • First Magus Level 6 Level 6 (15,850 points)
    Your welcome. I'm sorry I misread the adapter you used on the iPod. I was thinking Audio. You will need the 3.5mm to rca stereo cable like I linked to in my original posts for audio. Thanks for the correct star.

    Mort
  • djm027 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    So I have all my wires now... I have the yellow rca cable but I can only hear the sound from my laptop not from my tv, why is this?

    Also when I hit Apple F7 why does it seem to magnify on my laptop screen?