6 Replies Latest reply: Mar 12, 2011 2:51 PM by LUMAC83
ruskin17a Level 1 Level 1
Hi, I have a 2008 MacBook Pro 17'' with a regular, I think? 24- 5 DVI with dual link DVI support female port and I would like to connect it to my Samsung series 8000 46'' led 3d TV. the TV manual recommends in my situation DVI to HDMI. Optimal resolution is 1920X1080@60Hz. I am planing to buy a Male male HDMI cable to connect to my TV and to a Female HDMI male DVI adapter to connect to my Mac. What type of DVI do I need DVI-I single, DVI-I dual, DVI-D single or DVI-D dual. Any help would be really appreciated

MacBook Pro4,1, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
Reply by Retired Engineer on Feb 11, 2011 5:20 AM Helpful
The connector on my 2006 MBP is a DVI-I (Dual Link) connector.
The connector on the included DVI to VGA adapter is DVI-I (Single Link).
A DVI-D (Single Link) cable will connect to it.
Go here

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DigitalVisualInterface

to decide what you need for what you are trying to accomplish.

That TV comes with a VGA input connector for a PC.
Why aren't you using that?

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  • Retired Engineer Level 4 Level 4
    The connector on my 2006 MBP is a DVI-I (Dual Link) connector.
    The connector on the included DVI to VGA adapter is DVI-I (Single Link).
    A DVI-D (Single Link) cable will connect to it.
    Go here

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DigitalVisualInterface

    to decide what you need for what you are trying to accomplish.

    That TV comes with a VGA input connector for a PC.
    Why aren't you using that?
  • ruskin17a Level 1 Level 1
    Thanks Retired Engineer,
    My TV user manual recommends that if you don't have a VGA out on your PC to go DVI to HDMI and then to use the supplied split audio/VGA input connector just for the audio. Am I reading this wrong and can I convert my DVI out to VGA male to connect to the provided input connector.
  • Retired Engineer Level 4 Level 4
    The adapter that came with my MBP has a female VGA connector. The TV also has a female VGA connector. You need a VGA cable with a male connector on both ends to make the video connection. DVI does not supply audio so you will have to connect the audio out of the MBP to the audio in of the TV. The audio input connector on the TV is immediately to the right of the VGA connector.
  • ruskin17a Level 1 Level 1
    My MB Pro didnt come with a DVI to VGA adapter. So Ill follow the recommendations on the TV guide and go DVI to HDMI and see how I go. Thanks for you time in replying to my post.
  • ruskin17a Level 1 Level 1
    Have received my DVI-I adapter and have connected as advised in my TV guide with a beautiful result. Thanks to all for your help and suggestions.
  • LUMAC83 Level 1 Level 1
    I have an older model MacBook Pro that just has a DVI-I output. I have been able to connect it to my Toshiba projection television that has DVI-D input. The image display on the television is orangeish/red. It makes people on screen appear as if they have a major sun tan. I have attempted to adjust color settings on the MacBook and television with no success. Any suggestions?