7 Replies Latest reply: Nov 26, 2012 1:24 AM by Mark Williams1900
nelsonspeed Level 1 (0 points)

where i can buy


MacBook Air
  • John Galt Level 8 (45,985 points)

    There are three different types of video outputs used on the nine different MacBook Air models, and thousands upon thousands of different TVs.

     

    An answer is impossible without a little more detail.

  • whatwhowhen Level 1 (0 points)

    can i join in...

     

    i have the latest macbook air and would like to watch a rented movie on my sony bravia. what cable would i need?

  • JasonFear Level 5 (4,935 points)

    There's two parts to the process.

     

    Step #1 - You'll need a MiniDisplay Port to HDMI adapter (with or without audio)

     

    http://store.apple.com/us/product/H1824ZM/A

     

    The audio integration is preferred, otherwise you'll need a 2nd cable for audio from the computer to the TV.

     

    Step #2 - An HDMI cable to run from the adapter to your TV, the length of that cable will depend on how far your computer is from the TV.

  • LousyFool Level 4 (2,645 points)

    Step #0 - long before Step #1: Make sure that an HDMI input on your TV is okay with data signal, and if it's one, then which one. Most expect video signals and can NOT display data from Macs or PC's well. refer to your TV's manual.

  • whatwhowhen Level 1 (0 points)

    thanks for the info... will make a run to the apple store

  • whatwhowhen Level 1 (0 points)

    thanks for the tip... i'll be using a sony HDMI on a sony

  • Mark Williams1900 Level 1 (50 points)

    To clarify all:-

     

    You identify the port on your Macbook Air first.

     

    Then identify the inputs on your TV/Display:-

    -  SCART

    -  HDMI

    -  PC/Monitor (15 pin D connector)

    -  S-Video/etc

     

    Apple Stores (and others) sell cables that can be used to interface the two but you need to be aware of some things.  If you use the monitor cable, unless you have the extra audio jack alongside the D connector then you need a separate audio cable to go from your headphone socket to the TV to output the sound on the TV.

     

    For my PC laptop, I have two cables (video and audio) to connect to the PC port on my LCD TV but my macbook air uses the Apple one that interfaces to one of the HDMI ports.

     

    You wil have to experiment to identify which AV port you are using and want to use of the TV once the two are connected up.