Currently Being ModeratedOct 25, 2012 10:39 PM (in response to nikondon)
if it has a VGA in use it , on some macs you need to purchace a cable from Apple . you will also need sound . if your using VGA you will need a 3.5mm cable or a 3.5mm to rca ?(the red and white)
Currently Being ModeratedOct 25, 2012 11:22 PM (in response to Pmk4343)
Pmk4343; Sorry........hope I didn't confuse, TV has: HDMI, 1 USB open and pin terminals 2 audio/1 video.
I'm under impression that HDMI will accommodate both video and audio from MacBook to HDTV.......need to confirm this and locate proper cable/adaptors.
Or, will my Mac Fire Wire 800 port provide output to HDMI video/audio?
Lastly, would the USB 2.0 work for this?
Not familiar with "3.5mm cable?
Currently Being ModeratedOct 25, 2012 11:48 PM (in response to nikondon)
This is the Apple tech note that will tell you if your MacBook Pro is new enough to send both video and audio through HDMI. If it's too early, it only sends video through HDMI.
A 3.5" stereo cable is basically a cable that fits a common headphone jack that you find in iPods, Sony Walkman, etc. One end goes in the audio-out port in the MacBook Pro, the other end needs a cable or adapter to go into the audio-in port that corresponds to the HDMI port you are using on the TV, only if your MacBook Pro is too old to move the audio through HDMI.
What ports on the MacBook should I be using?
Is the HDMI the best choice on the TV?
Where might I look either locally or on line for cable/adaptor? I went to local Best Buy who could not help. Nearest Apple Store is about 40 miles away.
Use the DVI or Mini DisplayPort on the MacBook Pro, whichever it has. On the other end of the cable, use HDMI on the TV.
Even if you lived near a Best Buy, these cables are always totally overpriced at walk-in stores. Order them from monoprice.com, or if unavailable there, Amazon.com or Apple.com. I live near lots of stores that carry cables but I still order online to save tons of money.