2795 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Jan 29, 2008 10:59 AM by Chad Stewart
This may be a silly question to some.
My bro plugs his PC into our TV at home.
Is it the TV that has some special plug?
Or can I plug my macbook pro onto any TV if I have the right wire?
Thanks a million
Most contemporary TVs offer inputs beyond the standard co-axial cable like component inputs, VGA, HDMI, A/V, S-Video, etc. So, take a look at the owner's manual for the TV and see what inputs are offered.
Your MBP should have been supplied with a video output adapter that goes from DVI to VGA. In this case, you'll pretty much just need a VGA cable provided the TV has a VGA input. I've done this and the video quality is okay, IMHO.
I also bought an Apple DVI to Video Out adapter and have connected to my TV via a standard video RCA cable or S-Video cable. This appeared to look a bit better than the VGA connection but I suspect I might have had an inferior VGA cable.
And if your TV has a HDMI input, another alternative for you is to get an DVI to HDMI cable like the one that's sold at the online Apple Store by XtremeMac; I've read this gives about the best quality you can get but I honestly haven't tried it myself.
HTH and good luck.