Then all I need is a VGA cable and I should be able to use my tv as a monitor, right? The only thing I dont understand is...what does "female" mean? Instead of just "to VGA" it says "to VGA female"....will that be a problem?
An apple consultant at Best Buy sold me the mini display port to VGA adapter, VGA display cable, and stereo audio cable. When all set up, the volume comes through the TV very very low and the only picture I get is the purple light in outerspace MacBook picture, not the movie playing on my macbook.
I have a mini-DVI to DSub cable and an audio cable connecting my Macbook to my Samsung LCD HD TV. I get the audio portion from the computer to the TV fine, but the only video is the computer desktop background.
Trying to hook my computer to TV, I have a 1st gen Macbook and my TV is RCA. Are there any cables that can support this or do I have to do a variety of things in order to do this? Also, what else is needed in order to generate audio from the TV?
ok so i have the mini-dvi to dvi adapter, but i was wondering if there is such a thing as dvi-d to rca cables. it seems there are only dvi-i to rca cables. Anybody know about this stuff? I'm already quite frustrated with this.
I am trying to connect my macbook to my lcd tv. I've been told i need a Mini-DVI to VGA adapter and a VGA to VGA adaptor. I've located the Mini-DVI to VGA adaptor but i have no idea where to get a VGA to VGA adaptor,
I'm trying to connect my MacBook Pro (just purchased this year) to my television, which is a relatively new (2-3 years old give or take) Magnavox 20" flat panel LCD TV (For reference: [URL] It can display HDTV and EDTV, and has the input for a VGA cable and standard AV & S-Video inputs, as well as a PC input with what looks like input for male DVI. All in all it looks capable of handling the MBP's input. I've tried connecting the mini DVI-VGA adapter to the VGA cable, and the macbook's screen flickers and reverts to normal (with the additional display detected and seeming to function on the mac side).
However, no image appears on my TV screen, except when I'm playing around with the resolution (at which point, an image almost comes on, briefly flickers on with a slightly off-color, then reverts back to a blank screen). At first I thought this was a resolution problem, but even at the macbook's lowest resolution, nothing came onto the screen except that flicker. Would I need a converter or something to get the image onto the screen? I was doing some research and, while my TV doesn't seem that old, I'm wondering whether it might be digital vs. analog signal or something?
I've got a Minidisplay port to DVI adaptor for my macbook to connect to my LG 27" 1080p tv. I've hooked up the cabling as simple as it comes port->adaptor->DVI cable->TV but although my macbook recognises the TV (and the model number) my tv just sits there saying "check signal cable". The TV clearly recognises that something is plugged in (evident due to the DVI input on my TV not being greyed out). Although I can't 100% confirm that the adaptor is fully functional, I'm pretty sure as a signal is clearly passing between both devices.
Info:MacBook, Mac OS X (10.7.3), 13-inch, Aluminum, Late 2008
I'm going to be living on campus next semester and I'll be lacking a Television. I'm curious if it is possible to connect a Wii to my MacBook Pro and use the MacBook as a screen to play my games on. If anyone knows anything about this, please let me know if it's possible, and how or what I need to buy in order to accomplish this.
What cables do I need to hook my early 08 MacBook Pro up to my TV and External LCD Monitor? Here's a quick rundown of what I want hooked up. TV, MacBook Pro, and LCD Monitor.MacBook Pro - has a DVI port.TV - has a DVI port and a couple HDMI ports.LCD monitor - is VGA (currently using a VGA to DVI converter to hook up to my Mac).
From my understanding, I will need a DVI extension and a DVI Y splitter either DVI/VGA or DVI/DVI.
Does this seem right? Is their a better way to do this?
I'm a lifelong PC user who is making the switch from a PC desktop to a macbook pro. Currently I have A set of Klipsch promedia 5.1 surround sound speakers. I am also anticipating inheriting a samsung television from a friend. I would like to be able to use my current speakers and and my new t.v. with my macbook, but I've got a couple of questions here.
1) It looks like the television has a vga input on it. So I'm assuming my best bet is to get the Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter. what can I expect in terms of quality here? The television is 1080p. Will i be able to get 1080p through a vga adapter? Is there a better option out there?
2) Assuming the television did have a DVI port on it, what is the difference between the Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter and the Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter?
3) I would very much like to have both the television and the macbook hooked up to the klipsch speakers. I'm assuming my best option for connecting the macbook is something like the Griffin Firewave. (Sadly it looks as if this has been discontinued.) The Television's only audio out is optical. Does anyone know of an external sound card that would allow me to connect both the macbook and the television? Or if someone has a better solution as to how to accomplish that; I'm all ears.
I realise that this question has been asked a lot, and ive searched around to try and solve my question, but I just want to confirm on here before I suck it up and split with cash. I have a MacBook that need to be connected via scart. Currently I have a mini DVI to VGA adaptor (the small one from apple). Is it possible to: OPTION 1: Just buy a VGA to scart and be done with that? If not. Am I correct in thinking that the audio and video needs to be separate? OPTION 2: I was thinking that Id need this mini DVI to video adaptor [URL:..] So would either of those two options work for me?
I thought it would be pretty straight forward connecting my mbp to my lcd samsung. I'm using a belkin hdmi to dvi, and after I connect and select the input on the tv, all I see is the original os x background on the tv. Ao at least I am seeing something and the cable seems to be working, but that's all I see. I can't get anything else to display. When I watch instruction videos people just seem to get the whole desktop with dash and everything to display right after connecting.
I'm trying to watch some movies with my family and I'm having problems.
I'm not getting any signal from my tv. I think the item is fine since my macbook's resolution changes to 800X600 I tried to change it to 640X480 (I think) the lowest possible resolution and it doesn't work, Nothing happens to the tv only in my macbook.
I just bought a 32 inch RCA flat screen tv, and I wanted to hook it up to my macbook. So I did some research, bought the VGA adapter and a VGA cable. Everything is hooked up and in place but when i turn on my TV it just says "unsupported"
I was wondering how what cable/s I need to connect my mbp mid 2009 to the tv. I want to connect it via HDMI, I can't find any cable in the apple store for mini dvi to HDMI, is that even possible? What cables do I need to connect the mbp to the tv with HDMI?
Okay i have a ten year old Sony Trinitron TV. I am trying to connect my Macbook witch has a mini Dvi port to my TV that only has the S-video and RCA inputs. I have the DVi to VGA adapter and a VGA to S-video/RCA adapter. when i plug everything in i get nothing on the tv and my computer does not seem to detect the Tv What do i do? i have been looking and cant seem to find a answer.
I have a and older model black macbook and the vga and mini dvi adapters but when i hook it up to my sony flatscreen i am not able to see it in the tv as an input ? does any one know how to trouble shoot this or fix my problem?
I am trying to connect my macbook pro to my mac pro and transfer files such as updates on my iCal and other applications. I am trying to figure out how to do this. I can connect but i am unsure how to transfer the info over.
I have a June 09 MBP 13", and in my TV editing class lab this morning, we were getting all the students' external HDs formatted and setup for Final Cut Pro. Our lab equipment is really old, dual G5 Mac Pros, and it was taking the instructor a long time because only hers was authorized to reformat drives. I offered to help since I had my MBP with me, and formatted a couple of drives. Then, there was one that her G5 wasn't recognizing, so we plugged it into my MBP. My MBP was on battery, and her HD was plugged into the wall outlet. It's a WD MyBook, one of the 3.5" big ones.
I have a WD TV Live Plus hub on my network that I connect my WD Passport into to run my media but I want to be able to stream my media from my macbook pro on my network. From the MBP, I can see the WD but can't connect to it. I use a Belkin router. I have spoken to WD and they went back and forth.
I run OS X 10.6.4 Snow Leopard and have shared my folders to read and write.
I'm trying to connect my 2007 MacBook to my CRT Sony Wega TV. I'm using a mini-dvi to video adapter. It doesn't matter if I use a yellow rca or svideo, the picture on my TV is all black and wavy. I can vaguely make out the picture on my TV, but it's mostly indistinguishable.
I have connected my MacBook (white - 13"- Late 2009) to my HDTV. I have bought an adapter for the miniport and connected it to an HDMI cable. I have then connected the other end of the HDMI cable into the HDMI port on my TV. I have then tuned the TV into the HDMI port. However the TV icon is not showing on the top toolbar of my Mac.